Tag Archives: Sikhs

blog 362: chatting in the moonlight with sikhs

MI 1 have intercepted letters from the Emperor which he was trying to deliver to the Rajput Princes to appeal to them to come and rescue him. He even said he would surrender power if they would come and rescue … Continue reading

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blog 319: a general in need indeed

General Singh requested me to attend a durbar so he could do a variation on the Lake Fiasco. I was so shattered I could not conceive going but Son # 1 insisted I absolutely had to attend or General Singh … Continue reading

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blog 316: flying columns take no prisoners

I am creating flying columns that can shoot off from the main body of the Moveable Column and pounced on eruptions of the mutiny pox with murderous speed. Wah! In Exile Plus is one. Another is a band of Sikh … Continue reading

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blog 314: disarming a thousand serpents

June 22nd MI 1 sent agents to Meerut and intercepted a letter from the self proclaimed Nawab of Meerut confirming he was asking for help to brutally exterminate a rebellion of Jats to his Muslim rule. “Has not the Prophet, … Continue reading

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blog 312: crystal slippers on a carpet of pearls

Son # 1 had spent the remainder of the day of our arrival preparing an elaborate durbar in Political Officer Lake’s Regency in Jullundur. We were camped just outside the town. Lake had unfortunately fucked up right royal in the … Continue reading

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blog 307: who the prick are you?

Last telegraphic message of the day: bad as bad can be! The Allahabad Fort and Magazine has fallen! Delhi has enough munitions to slaughter us all! —————————– Allahabad telegraph cut. ——————– Last telegraphic message is wrong! The Allahabad Fort and … Continue reading

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blog 213: let it be so!

I starred at the Rajah. “I think I should apologize Rajah for my Hogg Fit. I occasionally get them. Hogg Fits.” “No. Not at all. When I heard you had just arrived and this damnable fool was there insulting me … Continue reading

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blog 201: kapaurthala

The Tribe of Nicholson wound it’s way north toward Kapaurthala which was midway along the Punjab. It hedged the district of Delhi and Agra from the north. Jammu and Kashmiri abutted it. It also abutted another key Sikh state called … Continue reading

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blog 47: the sikhs are the jews of india

The Sikhs are like the Jews of India. Or the Jews and the Protestants of the West. It is a theory of mine. The Sikh Religion, like Judaism and Protestantism, requires the worshiper to be able to read (and write) … Continue reading

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blog 46: wedge issues always win

“Wedge issues?” Mrs Singh suggested. “The irrational side bar issues that no sensible person ought to take seriously but which are exploited to inflame the brain so people can be manipulated into actually acting against their own self interests and … Continue reading

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