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Publisher:Shubhi Publications
Published In:2009
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:0.73 lbs
Pages:pp. 98, 25 Figures, Illus. (Col.), 2 Maps, Appendices, References, Acknowledgement

The Title "Maulvi Liaqat Ali Icon of 1857 Uprising at Allahabad 1st Edition" is written by A.P. Bhatnagar. This book was published in the year 2009. The ISBN number 8182901863|9788182901865 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Edition edition. This book has total of pp. 98 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Shubhi Publications. We have about 453 other great books from this publisher. Maulvi Liaqat Ali Icon of 1857 Uprising at Allahabad 1st Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

The Law Liaqat Ali : Icon of 1857 Uprising at Allahabad, a historic account of the Mughal Governor of Allahabad who fought against the British in 1857. Illustrated with 25 photographs and 2 maps.

It was past the dinnertime of night 6 June 1857. The place was mess of 6 Native Infantry Cantonment of Allahabad. The guest English officers were dining and wining amidst the tinkering of glasses and loud merry making noises, and at the same time sharing pleasantries with the soldiers. The occasion of celebration was the Commendation message for the Regiment sent by the Governor General. Dinner was all over. The officers were preparing to leave. The silence of night was broken by boom-boom gunfire that took the English officers to surprise. Somebody shouted that the Pandes from Banaras had come. They had no time to dress themselves fully but got hold of their arms and rushed out. There was only one thing waiting for them, their death, as the native infantry soldiers started shooting their own officers from close range. That was the announcement of the Uprising of 1857 and more was to follow. Allahabad city and district was thrown at the mercy of Hooligans. Widespread destruction, looting and bona-fire followed. Precious human lives were lost.

Maulvi Liaqat Ali of Mahgoan then arrived on the scene and took control of the situation. He enforced the Law and order in the city. He introduced discipline amongst his followers. He enthused the people to join the Freedom Struggle against the British. From his military operational headquarters at Khusro Bagh, he conducted the war against the so-called "Infidels". He attempted to take the Allahabad Fort then under English occupation but failed. He had severe resource constraints but had the masses behind him. The English constantly chased him but he eluded them for the rest of the six months of 1857 by remaining in North India. With the top Uprising leaders mostly defeated and driven in the Nepal Tharai, Maulvi Liaqat Ali travelled to Bhopal and settled in Surat district of Gujarat. In 1872, he was apprehended at Bombay V.T. Railway Station due to the treachery of his friends. He was tried in the Court of Law and sentenced to Penal Settlement in Andamans (Kaala Paani) where he died in the year 1892. This is saga of A Man who stood but never bent before the tyranny of a Foreign Rule.

About the Author

Born in 1934, at the holy city of Prayagraj (Allahabad), Prof. A.P, Bhatnagar feels pride in saying, "-the city that has given five Prime Ministers to the country-". He completed his Bachelors of agril. from University of Allahabad and then obtained his post Graduate degree in engineering from University of Massachusetts, USA.

An eminent engineer of international standing having served in a World Bank Project in Malaysia and led a United Nations F.A.O. Project Team in Nigeria, he retired from Punjab Agricultural University in 1994 where he served for 28 years as a Professor, Head of the Department, Dean of the Engg. College and Director of School of Energy. There after followed a two years stint of heading nationally renowned Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Institute located in Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He is recipient of several national level awards including the highest research award in Agricultural Engineering from Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers India, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers and the Asian Society of Agricultural Engineering and several other National Societies. He is author of two engineering books, wrote chapters in two books, served as Chief Editor of Journal of Agricultural Engineering, member of editorial boards of National and International Journals and author of several technical reports and papers. He represented India in many International meetings.

Literary environment of Allahabad had a lasting influence through out his life. He wrote short stories in Hindi. He has written one Hindi drama.

History always fascinated him. "I would have opted a career in History and in Films as Director and Producer of Historical Films in the mould of Late Sohrab Modi-"thus expressed the author when questioned further. His first Book on history related subject, titled "Delhi and its Fort Palace-A Historical Preview" unfolds the stories of 14 cities starting from Indraprastha of Mahabharat times that now constitute the modern city of New Delhi. His second book titled "The Oudh Nights-Tales of Nawab, Wazirs, Kings and Begums of Lucknow" was released two years ago. Both these books have been well received by the readers. His third book on Maulvi Liaqat Ali is a homage paid by the author to a great son of Allahabad in the 150th commemoration year of 1857 Uprising.



1. Peoples War
2. The War Theatre of Oudh
3. The City of Allahabad
4. The Maulvi of Allahabad - His Early Life
5. Allahabad Fort and its Vicinity 1857
6. Khusro Bagh and Sarai of Khuldabad
7. The Start of Uprising at Allahabad
8. Maulvi Taking Control at Allahabad
9. Maulvi Joins Nana Sahib at Kanpur and his Letter to Bahadur Shah
10. Neil's Atrocities at Allahabad
11. The Last Flicker-battle of Fatehpur and Soraon Activities and his Escape to Gujarat and Bombay
12. End of a Saga of a Man-court Trail at Allahabad, Life Transportation to Andaman Islands and Death
13. Triumph and Tribulations of M.L.A
14. National Memorial in the Memory of a Great Patriot and Son of Allahabad