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The Hero of Delhi by Hesketh Pearson - Penguin, 1948


Title: The Hero of Delhi
Author: Hesketh Pearson
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 1948
Format: Softcover
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

Apart from one short visit to England, the rest of John Nicholson’s life was spent in India. The Afghan and Sikh wars of the eighteen-forties brought out the titanic powers of a character that ‘flowered in action’, and before he was thirty, ‘Nikal Seyn’ was a legend throughout India, a god to the Sikhs and to certain fakirs who called themselves Nikal-seynites, and a thorn in the side of incompetent and idle officials of the British Government. In an unquiet country where quick movement was the secret of military success against an elusive enemy, Nicholson’s energy, even more than his absolute personal courage, was the factor that made him the most powerful instrument of British policy in India.