Bell, Evans.

The Annexation of the Punjaub,


The Annexation of the Punjaub,
and the Maharajah Duleep Singh
London, Trubner, 1882.

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Thomas Evans Bell (1825–1887) was an English Indian army officer and writer. In 1841 he went to Madras in the East India Company’s service. Bell was strongly critical of the East India Company, and its impact on peasant proprietorship in India. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Bell lost his position in Nagpur, for complaining over the head of his immediate superior about the treatment of the Ranis of the Nagpur kingdom. In Madras in the early 1860s, he was secretary of the Madras Literary Society, and edited its Madras Journal in 1861.


First edition. 8vo., 108 pp., original reddish-brown blind-stamped cloth gilt, spine faded, covers soiled, a very good copy.



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