India’s north-west frontier was famously a source of trouble and strife to the rulers of British India. But, as this book amply shows, the north-eastern borders of the Raj was almost as turbulent. This is the account of a British punitive expedition against one particularly restless people, the Lushai, in 1871-2. The author, Lieut R.G. Woodthorpe was a Royal Engineers officer, engaged on surveying India, when the expedition was mounted and he was invited to join. Woodthorpe gives a detailed description of the appearence, customs and history of the Lushai before describing the expedition under General Bourchier itself. The book is a valuable account of the activities of a typical British Field Force so common in late Victorian times. Illustrated with two engravings and a map.
Lieut. R. G. Woodthorpe RE
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2004 N&M Press reprint (original pub 1873). SB. vi + 338pp map and 2 plates.
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