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Nightrunners of Bengal

(1951)
(The second book in the Indian Trilogy series)
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First published in 1951, The Nightrunners of Bengal is one of John Masters' series of seven novels which followed several generations of the Savage family serving in the British Army in India.
Nightrunners of Bengal focuses on the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The central character, Captain Rodney Savage, is an officer in a Bengal Native Infantry regiment, based in the fictional city of Bhowani. When rebellion breaks out, the British community in Bengal is shattered. Savage's empathy for the Indians is shaken, as the British try to discover who is loyal to them and who is not. This was the first novel that Masters wrote in the series, though not the first novel chronologically, and alongside Bhowani Junction is one of his best-known works.
One of the great novels of India, Nightrunners of Bengal combines John Master's mastery of story-telling with an intuitive sense of history.
As Captain Rodney Savage of the 13th Rifles celebrates the start of 1857 in the isolated town of Bhowani there is unrest stirring in the neighbouring state of Kishanpur. Captain Savage is ordered to Kishanpur to protect the state's ruler and her young son. As the tension develops into violence and the British struggle to identify who is loyal to them the full horror of the Indian Mutiny emerges. One of the great novels of India, Nightrunners of Bengal combines John Master's mastery of story-telling with an intuitive sense of history.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

December 1951 : UK Hardback
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-7181-0269-X / 978-0-7181-0269-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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February 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal (LARGE PRINT)
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-7089-0419-X / 978-0-7089-0419-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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January 1951 : USA Hardback
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-670-51211-7 / 978-0-670-51211-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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Paperback Editions

1952 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-14-306433-9 / 978-0-14-306433-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal (Story-Tellers) (Story-Tellers)
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-285-63552-2 / 978-0-285-63552-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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February 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-88184-355-5 / 978-0-88184-355-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightrunners Of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-7515-0797-0 / 978-0-7515-0797-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightrunners Of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-7221-0551-7 / 978-0-7221-0551-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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July 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-7221-0431-6 / 978-0-7221-0431-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-14-001076-9 / 978-0-14-001076-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Night Runners of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-345-21587-7 / 978-0-345-21587-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

July 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 1-86042-045-1 / 978-1-86042-045-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Nightrunners of Bengal (Indian Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): John Masters
Publisher: Souvenir Press
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