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    In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt, and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. 

    As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable. The Siege of Krishnapur is a modern classic of narrative excitement that also digs deep to explore some fundamental questions of civilisation and life. 

    ©1996 J. G. Farrell (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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    • Global
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    • liketolisten
    • 20/12/2019

    Another spellbinding satire on British colonialism

    I loved Farrell's Singapore Grip. This is as good on the absurdities of colonialism and brutality of armed conflict. A wonderful reading.

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    • Wiregrass18
    • 05/05/2021

    Wonderful book, wonderfully read.

    The book is a remarkable combination of story, interesting information, rich characters, wit, and perspective on the times, enormously enrich by a brilliant reader. My wife and I loved it.

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    • Betty Eltezam
    • 14/12/2020

    Over all, Excellent

    I’ve read this book many times in book form. It was as expected. My only problem with it was that the narrator kept pronouncing “cantonment” as “cantoonment”.