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I will be posting excerpts from Munshi Jeevan Lal’s Roznamcha or diary. Jeevan Lal was the British Governor General’s agent in The Mughal Court and it was practice to write a daily diary – a bulletin that was sent to the British officers. This continued during the summers of 1857.

Major Hodson of ‘Hodson Horse’ had established a highly efficient intelligence network and recruited the Services of Rajab Ali, Mirza Ilahi Baksh, father-in-law of heir apparent, Mirza Fakhru, and Munshi Jeewan Lal.

They reveal the highly organized spy net-work run by Hindus and Muslims who outmatched each other in providing vital information to the British regarding the activities of rebels.
12th May 1857

https://soundcloud.com/rana-safvi/12th-may-1857-according-to
16th May 1857

https://soundcloud.com/rana-safvi/16th-may-1857

18th May 1857 

https://soundcloud.com/rana-safvi/tuesday-11-25-pm 

19th May 1857

https://soundcloud.com/rana-safvi/tuesday-11-33-pm 

20thMay 1857

https://soundcloud.com/rana-safvi/tuesday-11-42-pm