British military history in India has been amply documented, but From Sepoy to Subedar by Sita Ram is the only published account by an Indian soldier of his experiences serving in the East India Company’s Army. These memoirs cover a span of more than forty years of active service, and provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the Indian soldiers serving under the British.
1. The Beginning 2. Joining the Regiment 3. The Gurkha War: 1814-1816 4. The Pindari War 5. Return to the Village 6. The Lovely Thakurin 7. The Bulwark of Hindustan 8. The March into Afghanistan: 1838: 1839 9. Ghazni and Kabul 10. The Retreat from Kabul: January 1842 11. Escape from Slavery 12. The First Sikh War: 1845-1846 13. The Second Sikh War: 1848-1849 14. The Wind of Madness 15. The Pensioner