Our man in Karnataka

By: John Smyth

May 12 2008

Category: "john smyth", bangalore, connaught rangers, galway, india, ireland

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The colours of the Connaught Rangers hanging in St. Nicholas church in Galway city.

The Connaught Rangers were sent out to India in July 1857 to help supress what the British called The Indian Mutiny – a suppression that resulted in thousands of Indian deaths, mainly in revenge massacres by the British Army after the mutiny had been quashed.

I’m in Banaglore this week – hopefully I’ll get on a bit better with the locals than did the Rangers.

I’ve scheduled a few posts to appear during the week, but if you leave a comment, it probably won’t appear until I get back (due to the volume of spam, I have to check all comments before they appear on the site).

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