At the Point of the Bayonet: A Tale of the Mahratta War

G. A. HENTY (1832 - 1902)

The story of the war in which the power of the great Mahratta confederacy was broken ended in the firm establishment of the British Empire the Indian Peninsula. When the struggle began, the Mahrattas were masters of no small portion of India; their territory comprising the whole country between Bombay and Delhi, and stretching down from Rajputana to Allahabad; while in the south they were lords of the district of Cuttack, thereby separating Madras from Calcutta. The jealousies of the great Mahratta leaders, Holkar and Scindia, who were constantly at war with each other, or with the Peishwa at Poona, divided and weakened the nation and allowed the British to conquer, although at the cost of much blood, to free a large portion of India from a race that was a scourge--faithless, intriguing and crafty; cruel, and reckless of life. Henty paints the Mahrattas as cowardly tyrants and deserving of their ultimate downfall. - Summary by Lynne Thompson/ G. A. Henty

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Lynne T
00:02:32
Play 01 A Faithful Nurse Part 1 Lynne T
00:18:01
Play 02 A Faithful Nurse Part 2 Lynne T
00:23:05
Play 03 A Strange Bringing Up Part 1 Dave Gillespie
00:28:23
Play 04 A Strange Bringing Up Part 2 Dave Gillespie
00:32:21
Play 05 A Change In Affairs Part 1 Soumen Barua
00:18:04
Play 06 A Change In Affairs Part 2 Soumen Barua
00:24:10
Play 07 A British Resident Part 1 Soumen Barua
00:23:01
Play 08 A British Resident Part 2 Soumen Barua
00:22:39
Play 09 Down To Bombay Part 1 Adele de Pignerolles
00:10:24
Play 10 Down To Bombay Part 2 Lynne T
00:09:49
Play 11 Down To Bombay Part 3 Lynne T
00:09:58
Play 12 Down To Bombay Part 4 Mike Pelton
00:10:22
Play 13 In The Company Service Part 1 Mike Pelton
00:20:55
Play 14 In The Company Service Part 2 Mike Pelton
00:22:16
Play 15 An Act Of Treachery Part 1 Soumen Barua
00:19:37
Play 16 An Act Of Treachery Part 2 Soumen Barua
00:23:42
Play 17 Nana's Release Part 1 Soumen Barua
00:23:21
Play 18 Nana's Release Part 2 Soumen Barua
00:22:28
Play 19 A Popular Tumult Part 1 deongines
00:20:08
Play 20 A Popular Tumult Part 2 deongines
00:18:00
Play 21 A Mission By Sea Part 1 deongines
00:15:37
Play 22 A Mission By Sea Part 2 deongines
00:23:01
Play 23 A Prisoner Part 1 deongines
00:16:25
Play 24 A Prisoner Part 2 deongines
00:17:49
Play 25 The Defence Of Johore Part 1 JaredHB
00:17:27
Play 26 The Defence Of Johore Part 2 JaredHB
00:18:40
Play 27 The Break Up Of The Monsoon Part 1 Michele Eaton
00:19:47
Play 28 The Break Up Of The Monsoon Part 2 Michele Eaton
00:14:53
Play 29 The Great Andaman Part 1 Lynne T
00:17:26
Play 30 The Great Andaman Part 2 Lynne T
00:18:08
Play 31 Assaye Part 1 deongines
00:16:48
Play 32 Assaye Part 2 deongines
00:20:52
Play 33 A Disastrous Retreat Part 1 Esther ben Simonides
00:16:06
Play 34 A Disastrous Retreat Part 2 Esther ben Simonides
00:18:29
Play 35 An Escape Part 1 Esther ben Simonides
00:17:29
Play 36 An Escape Part 2 Esther ben Simonides
00:14:45
Play 37 An Awkward Position Part 1 Esther ben Simonides
00:12:18
Play 38 An Awkward Position Part 2 Esther ben Simonides
00:11:39
Play 39 An Awkward Position Part 3 Esther ben Simonides
00:08:30
Play 40 Bhurtpoor Rachel
00:16:02
Play 41 Home Part 1 Esther ben Simonides
00:19:14
Play 42 Home Part 2 Esther ben Simonides
00:19:18