Sushil Kumar Jain

This bibliography is a preliminary list and has been compiled by Sushil Kumar Jain, who works as a Reference Librarian at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. — Ed.


(a) Anthologies

ANAND, Mulk Raj and Iqbal Singh
Indian Short Stories . . . London: New India Publishing House, 1946. 193 p.
Tales of Bengal . . . ed. by Francis Henry Skrine. London: Longmans, Green, 1910. xxxi, 187 p.
The Earthen Bowl; an Anthology of Short Stories in English by Indian Writers. Bombay: Padma Publications, 1940?
BISWAS, Karali Kanta, tr.
Stories of Rural Bengal, tr. from Bengali . . . Calcutta: Purvasa, 1944. viii, 143 p.
CHAUDHURI, Sita (Chatterji)
The Tales of Bengal. Introd. by E.J. Thompson. London: Oxford Univ. Pr., 1922. x, 110 p.
DATTA, S. ed.
Stories from Bengal, tr. from the Bengali. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1957. 133 p.
When the Tom-Tom beats, and Other Stories, by the Students of Isabella Thorburn College, Lucknow. Lucknow: the College, 1932. iv, 221 p.
DUGGAL, Kartar Singh, ed.
Stories from India and Abroad. Delhi: Sahitya Sangham, 1960?
GUPTA, Dilip Kumar, ed.
Best Stories of Modern Bengal, tr. by Nilima Devi from Bengali. Calcutta: Signet Press, 1944. 2 vols.
Selected Stories from Gujarat, tr. and ed. by . . . Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1950?
KABIR, Humayun (foreword by)
Contemporary Indian Short Stories. Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1959.
Green and Gold; Stories and poems from Bengal, tr. and ed. by Humayun Kabir and Others. Calcutta: Asia Publishing House, 1957. xii, 287 p.
KHUSHWANT SINGH and Jaya Thadani, eds.
Land of the Five Rivers; Stories from the Punjab. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1965. xiii, 181 p.
MUKHERJI, Prabhat Kumar
Stories of Bengali Life, tr. from the original Bengali by Mariam S. Knight and the Author. Calcutta: Chuckervertty Chatterji, 1912. viii, 256 p.
NEOGI, Dwijendra Nath
Sacred Tales of India. Illus. by P. Ghosh. London: Macmillan, 1916. xii, 139 p.
Indian Tales. Srirangam: Sri Vani Vilas Press, 1924. 65 p.
RAY, Lila, ed.
Short Stories of Modern Bengal: Broken Bead, tr. from the original Bengali by Lila Ray and Ajit Mukherji. Calcutta: M.C. Sarkar, 1957. xxii, 260 p.
SAKSENA, Manmohan, ed.
Indian Short Stories. Calcutta: Oxford Univ. Pr., 1951. xiv, 178 p.
Awakening: a Selection of Short Stories. Allahabad; the Author, 1932. 364 p.
Modern Marathi Short Stories.

(b) Individual Authors

ABBAS, Khwaja Ahmad
Cages of Freedom, and Other Stories. Bombay: Hind Kitabs, 1952.
One Thousand Nights on a Bed of Stone, and Other Stories, Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1957. 173 p.
Rice and Other Stories. Bombay: Kutub Publications, 1947. 167 p.
AHMAD, Q. Kazi
Random Short Stories. Calcutta: Khyber House, 1951. iv, 64 p.
ANAND, Mulk Raj
The Barber’s Trade Union, and Other Stories. London: J. Cape, 1944. 175 p.
Lost Child and Other Stories. Engravings by Eric Gill. London: J. Allen, 1934. 20 p.
The Power of Darkness, and Other Stories. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1959. 127 p.
Reflections on the Golden Bed, and Other Stories. Bombay: Current Book House, 1953. 11, 128 p.
Tractor and the Corn Goddess, and Other Stories. Bombay: Thacker, 1947. 165 p.
Primeval, and Other Stories. Delhi: Peoples’ Publishing House, 1958. 134 p.
CHATTERJI, Bankim Chandra
Indira, and Other Stories, tr. by J.D. Anderson. Calcutta: Modern Review Office, 1918. iv, 179 p.
Tales of Four Friends, tr. from the Bengali . . . by Indira Devi Chaudhurani. Calcutta: Visva-Bharati, 1940? 119 p.
CHETTUR, Govinda Krishna
The Ghost City. Mangalore: Basel Mission Bookshop, 1932. 227 p.
CHETTUR, Sankara Krishna
The Cobras of Dhermashevi, and Other Stories. Madras: Higginbothams, 1937. 146 p.
Muffled Drums, and Other Stories. Madras: 1927.
The Spell of Aphrodite, and Other Stories. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1950.
Hema Kumari, and Other Stories. Bombay: Nalanda Publishing House, 1940.
GHOSAL, Mrs. Svarna Kumari (Tagore)
Short Stories: Social and Historical. With Nine Illustrations. Madras: Ganesh & Co., 1930.
GHOSE, Sarath Kumar
1001 Indian Nights; the Trials of Narayan Lai. London, 1904, 254 p.
GOKHALE, Arvind Vishnu
The Unmarried Widow, and Other Stories, tr. from Marathi by Snehprabha Pradhan. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1957. 121 p.
GULVADI, S.V. Shiva Rao
The Optimist, and Other Stories. Bombay: Popular Book Depot, 1925. viii, 146 p.
Phoenix Fled, and Other Stories. London: Chatto & Windus, 1953. 203 p.
ISVARAN, Manjeri S.
Immersion: a Story. Madras: S. Viswanathan, 1951. 78 p.
Fancy Tales. Madras: Shakti Karyalayam, 1947. 64 p.
No Anklet Bells for Her: Stories. Madras: Mitra, 1949. 155 p.
Painted Tigers: Stories. Madras: Dhanns, 1956. 134 p.
Rickshawallah: Short Stories. Madras: Alliance Co., 126 p.
JHABVALA, Ruth Prawar
Like Birds and Fishes; a Collection of Short Stories. Many of Which Have Appeared in the New Yorker and the Virginia Quarterly. (New York: W. Norton, 1956).
The Unknown Lover & Other Short Stories. Bombay: Orient Longmans, 1960.
KABIR, Humayun
Three Stories. Bombay: Hind Kitabs, 1947. 80 p.
Of Cabbages and Kings. Bombay: Hind Kitabs, 1947. 238 p.
KHOSLA, Gopal Das
The Horoscope Cannot Lie, and Other Stories. Bombay: Asia Publishing House, 1961. ii, 130 p.
The Price of a Wife, and Other Stories. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1958. 211 p.
The Mark of Vishnu, and Other Stories. London: Saturn Press, 1950. 112 p.
The Voice of God, and Other Stories. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 195 p.
A Little Laugh. Bombay: Karnatak Press, 1927. ii, 107 p.
Kushika’s Short Stories on Marriage Reform and Allied Topics. Madras: the Authors’ Press and Publishing House, 1924. 2 vols.
Creatures of Destiny: Short Stories. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1950.
The Desecrated Bones, and Other Stories. London: Luzac, 1929. vii, 185.
NAHAL, Chaman Lai
The Weird Dance, and Other Stories. Delhi: Arya Book Depot, 1965. 152 p.
An Astrologer’s Day, and Other Stories. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1947. vi, 229 p.
Cyclone, and Other Stories. Madras: Rockhouse & Sons, 1944.
Dodu, and Other Stories. Mysore: Indian Thought Publications, 1943.
The Children of the Kaveri: Short Stories. Madras: A.N. Purnah, 1927. 11, 103 p.
Creatures All: Short Stories. Madras: A.N. Purnah, 1931.
PANCHAPAKESA AYYER, Aiylam Subramanier
Indian After-Dinner Stories. Bombay: Taraporewala, 1925. 2 vols.
Sense in Sex, and Other Stories of Indian Women. Bombay: Taraporewala, 1927. v, 288 p.
Tales of Ind. Mylapore: 1944. xxii, 512 p.
PHADKE, Narayan Sitaram
Where Angels Sell Eggs, and Other Stories. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1960.
The Secret of Culture, and Other Stories, tr. from the Original Hindi by Madan Gupta. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House, 1960.
Short Stories of Prem Chand, tr. from the Original Hindi by Gurdia Mallik. Bombay: Nalanda Publications, 1946. 166 p.
The Cow of the Barricades, and Other Stories. Madras: Oxford University Press, 1947. vii, 182 p.
The Fatal Cart, and Other Stories, tr. from Tamil by C.R. Ramaswamy. New Delhi: the Hindustan Times Press, 1946. 140 p.
Sparks from Our Life. Madras: National Literature Publishing Co., 1934. iii, 72 p.
Kettle Drums. Foreword by R.S. Sarma. Mangalore: Basel Mission Press, 1933. x, 161 p.
Victory of Faith, and Other Stories. Ramnagar: T. Gopalkrishna Rao, 1935. x, 214 p.
The Man in the Red, and Other Stories. Bombay: International Book House, 1942.
SINGH, Rajkumari
A Garland of Stories. Ilfracombe, Devon: A. Stockwell, 1960. 55 p.
SINHA, Purendu Narayan
The Chandi: or, The Great Plan. Madras: Theosophical Publishing House, 1922. 94 p.
SORABJI, Cornelia
Between the Twilights; being Studies of Indian Women, by One of Themselves. London: Harper, 1908. xiii, 191 p.
Indian Tales of the Great Ones Among Men, Women and Bird-People. London: Blackie, 1916. 96 p.
Love and Life Behind the Purdah. London: Freemantale, 1901. xxii, 239.
Life’s Shadows. Bombay: Taraporewala, 1938. viii, 166 p.
TAGORE, Rabindranath
Broken Ties, and Other Stories. London: Macmillan, 1925. v, 229 p.
Glimpses of Bengal Life. Introd. by Rajani Ranjan Sen. Madras: G.A. Natesan, 1913. xii, 240 p.
Hungry Stones, and Other Stories. Calcutta: Macmillan, 1916. vii, 271 p.
Mashi, and Other Stories. Calcutta: Macmillan, 1918. v, 223 p.
More Stories from Tagore. Calcutta: Macmillan, 1951. vii, 152 p.
The Parrot’s Training, and Other Stories. Calcutta: Visva-Bharati, 1944. viii, 39 p.
The Runaway, and Other Stories, tr. and ed. by Somnath Maitra, and others. Calcutta: Visva-Bharati, 1959. xi, 196 p.
Short Stories. Calcutta: Macmillan, 1915.
Stories from Tagore. Calcutta: Macmillan, 1918. viii, 168 p.
Jatadharan, and Other Stories. Madras: Svetaranya Ashrama, 1937. xv, 156 p.
Paper-boats; Sketches of Indian Village Life.
Short Stories; translated from Kannada. Foreword by C. Rajagopalachari. Bangalore: B.B.D. Power Press, 1943. 4 vols.
Subbanna. Bangalore: B.B.D. Power Press, 1943. 131 p.


Hartley House, Calcutta: a Novel of the Days of Warren Hastings. Notes by J. MacFarlane. (Calcutta: Thacker, 1789)
Throws light on the Anglo-Indian Society during the time of Warren Hastings, roughly the eighteenth century.
ARNOLD, William Delafield
Oakfield; or, Fellowship in the East. (London: Longmans 2 vols.
The hero, a young Oxford graduate, brought up in strict ideas of duty and conduct, goes to India and is revolted by the dissipation and indifference of the English, both military and civil, and their total neglect of the natives' well-being. Includes a narrative of the battle of Chillianwallah, c. 1849.
BRERETON, Captain F.S.
A Hero of Lucknow: a Tale of the Indian Mutiny. (London: 1904)
Jones of the 64th: a Tale of the Battles of Assaye and Laswaree. (London: Blackie, 1907)
Juvenile: The crushing campaign of Sir Arthur Wellesley and General Leslie against the Mahrattas, 1803.
With Roberts to Canadahar: a Tale of the Third Afghan War. (London: Blackie, 1907)
Juvenile: Siege of Cabul and the March to Canadahar, 1880.
Amitabha: a Story of Buddhist Theology. (Chicago: Open Court, 1906)
An Indian noble, prevented from attaining Nirvana in a Buddhist monastery, falls in love, and discusses the problem of self-renunciation and celibacy, and the divergences of Buddhist and Brahmanic doctrines, with a Buddhist philosopher.
Chandra Shekhar, tr. from the original in Bengali. (London: Luzac, 1904)
The adventures of a spirited girl married to a staid old Brahmin. The Nawab and the Begum of Bengal also come in the story. Nineteenth century novel, c. 1800.
The Dilemma: a Tale of the Mutiny. (London: Blackwood, 1876)
Shows how the English in an up-country station are surprised by the Mutiny, and forced to defend their homes desperately against odds; 1854-58.
A True Reformer. (London: Blackwood, 1873) 3 vols.
Opens with chapters on Anglo-Indian life at Simla under Lord Mayo, and continues the hero’s autobiography in England. Originally appeared in Blackwood’s Magazine; 1869-72.
The Downfall of the Gods. (New York: Dutton, 1911)
A romanticized version of the overthrow of the Khmer Empire of Combodia, in the 13th century, the violation of the temples, the expulsion and massacre of the Brahmins and the subsequent anarchy.
COMPTON, Herbert
A Free Lance in a Far Land. (London: Cassell, 1895)
Adventures among the Mahrattas of West Central India at the end of the eighteenth century; c. 1794-1804.
see Patricia Wentworth.
Candles in the Wind. (London: Lane, 1909)
India during the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Captain Desmond, V.C. (London: Lane, 1907)
Deals with English life in India in the late 1800’s.
Desmond’s Daughter. (New York: Putnam, 1916)
Late nineteenth century India.
The Great Amulet. (London: Lane, 1908)
A chequered love story picturing military life on the N.W. Frontier.
The Hero of Herat: a Frontier Biography in Romantic Form. (London: Chatto, 1912)
The hero is Eldred Pottinger, 1811-1843 and the episode of the defence of Herat, besieged by the Russian.
The Judgment of the Sword (Sequel to the above title) (New York: Putnam, 1913)
Covers the Afghan War of the 1840’s.
DURAND, Sir Henry Mortimer
Helen Treveryan; of, The Ruling Race. (London: Macmillan, 1892)
Adventures and love-affairs of a young English officer who is killed by the Afghans. The Second Afghan War is described in full and there is also a discussion of the relations of the British with the Indian people; 1878-79.
DUTT, Romesh Chunder
The Slave Girl of Agra. (London: Unwin, 1909)
Set in the Mogul India, the story covers the period of 1611-15.
EABONNE, Francoise d’
A Flight, of Falcons, tr. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1951)
The broken heart of a Spanish-Dutch painter who goes to India in the late sixteenth century.
FENN, Clive Robert
For the Old Flag. (London: Low, 1899)
Patcola: a Tale of a Dead City. (London: Greening, 1908)
The greatness and the fall of the imperial city of Vijayanagar in Southern India, under its Hindu monarchs Krishna and Achuyuta—a story told by a hermit in the year 1602.
Eight Days: a Tale of the Indian Mutiny. (London: Smith & Elder, 1891)
A historical correct picture of the Eight Days of the escape from Delhi in May 1857. Includes a portrait of General Nicholson.
The Ruby of Rajasthan. (London: East and West, 1914)
A romance of Hindustan and Akbar in the sixteenth century.
The Sword of Azrael: a Chronicle of the Great Mutiny, by John Hay-Man, Major-General. (London: Methuen, 1903) Adventures of an English officer escaping from among the revolted sepoys.
GIBBON, Frederick P.
The Disputed V.C. (London: Blackie, 1903)
Juvenile: Siege of Delhi and relief of Lucknow.
The Prisoner of the Gurkhas. (London: Routledge, 1903)
Juvenile: Adventures of a young ensign in Ochterlony's victorious campaign against the Gurkhas; 1814-15.
GILSON, Captain Charles
The Lost Empire: a Tale of Many Lands. (London: Frowde, 1909)
Juvenile: Story of the relationships of Bonaparte and Tippoo Sahib; 1795-99.
The Pilgrim Kamanita, tr. (London: Heinemann, 1911)
The last years of Buddha's life, his death and his philosophy.
GOMON, Richard B.
Warren of Oudh. (London: Macdonald, 1926)
India during the governorship of Warren Hastings in the mid-eighteenth century.
GRANT, James
The Duke of Albany’s Highlanders. (London: Routledge, 1880)
Juvenile: Second Afghan War; 1878-80.
GRAY, Maxwell, pseud.
In the Heart of the Storm. (London: K. Paul, 1891)
A novel in which the events of the Indian Mutiny play a main part, though the author continually finds opportunity for talk on woman’s right and similar topics.
Brenda's Experiment. (London: Jarold, 1896)
Story of an English girl who marries an Indian Mohammedan; full of learning about the people and their religion and from actual life in the country; 1857-77.
GREGG, Hilda Caroline
The Advanced Guard, by Sydney C. Grier (pseud.) (London: Blackwood, 1903)
Describes the Indian frontier just prior to the Mutiny; with an account of native dungeons and torture practices; 1849.
In Furthest Ind: the Narrative of Mr. Edward Carlyon of the H.E.I.C’s Service, by Sydney C. Grier (pseud.) (London: Blackwood, 1894)
An imaginary autobiography, describing life in the English settlements on the West Coast in Charles II’s reign (roughly the early years of the E(ast) I(ndia) C(ompany), and the colonial ambitions and jealousies of the French, Dutch and Portuguese in Southern India; c. 1660-85.
The Great Proconsul: The Memoirs of Mrs. Hester Ward, formerly in the Family of the Honble. Warren Hastings, Esq., Late Governor-General of India, by Sydney C. Grier (pseud.) (London: Blackwood, 1904)
Written as a diary by a member of Hastings’ family, tells of his work in India; 1777-85.
The Keepers of the Gate (Sequel to The Path to Honour) (London: Blackwood, 1911)
Illustrates the earlier part of the Mutiny; 1856.
Like Another Helen: the Cruel Misfortunes of a Young Lady of Virtue and Sensibility Residing at Bengal During the Years 1755-7, by Sidney C. Grier (pseud.) (London: Blackwood, 1899)
A young lady’s experiences during the capture of Calcutta by the Nawab Siraj-u-Daula; describes the Black Hole Tragedy, the recovery of the city, and the Battle of Plassey.
The Path of Honour. (London: Blackwood, 1909)
A sequel to The Keepers of the Gate; deals with troubles during the revolt of Granthi Regiment, c. 1850.
The Warden of the Marches, by Sydney C. Grier (pseud.) (London: Blackwoods, 1901)
Scene: a fort on the Khemistan frontier, which the Warden, one of the Forward School, has made against the turbulent tribesmen, until a new commissioner, a theorist and bureaucrat comes and upsets his policy and a brisk war results; 1852.
GRIER, Sydney C. (pseud.)
see Hilda Caroline Gregg
GRIFFITHS, Major Arthur
Before the British Raj: a Story of Military Adventure in India. (London: Everett, 1903)
Adventures of a soldier of fortune in India who fights against the Mogul under Lord Lake, c. 1800-3.
A Royal Rascal: Episodes in the Career of Colonel Sir Theophilus St. Clair, K.C.B. (London: Unwin, 1905)
Career of a gentleman and soldier who serves in India against Tippoo Sahib and other episodes: 1795—1815.
GROVES, J. Percy
The Duke’s Own. (London: Griffith & Farran 1887)
Juvenile: Incident related is the Siege the Siege of Seringapatam; 1798-99.
A Vizier’s Daughter: a Tale of the Hazara War. (London: Murray, 1900)
The rugged life of the race of people called Hazaras in Afghanistan in the latter part of the nineteenth century; 1878-80.
HARCOURT, Colonel A.F.P.
Jenetha’s Venture: a Story of the Siege of Delhi. (London: Cassell, 1899)
It is a story of the siege of Delhi during the Mutiny of which Jenetha is a part of; 1856-57.
The Peril of the Sword. (London: Skeffington, 1903)
The march to Cawnpore and the relief of Lucknow during the Mutiny; 1857.
HAYNES, Herbert
Clevely Sahib: a Tale of the Khyber Pass. (London: Nelson, 1896)
Juvenile: The British expedition into Afghanistan when the throne had been seized by Dost Mohammed on the disposition of Shah Shujah (1838-42). Also discusses the times of Mahaiaja Ranjit Singh.
At the Point of the Bayonet; a Tale of the Mahratta War. (London: Blackie, 1901).
Juvenile: The story of a son of a British officer, kidnapped and brought up as a Mahratta, becomes an officer in the service of the Mahratta prince, and afterwards receives commission in the H.E.I.S. army; 1779-1804.
For Name and Fame; or, To Cabul with Roberts. (London: Blackie, 1885)
Juvenile: Hero (i.e. General Roberts) advances through the Khyber to Peiwar Kotal, is taken prisoner and carried to Cabul, whence he is transferred to Canadahar, and takes part in the final defeat of the army of Ayoub Khan; 1877-80.
In the Times of Peril: a Tale of India. (London: Griffith & Parran, 1883)
Juvenile: Outbreak of the Mutiny; Delhi, siege of Cawnpore, Lucknow etc.
On the Irrawaddy: a Story of the First Burmese War. (London: Blackie, 1897)
Juvenile: A young man from a commercial house in Calcutta obtains a post on the staff of Sir Archibald Campbell, and serves through the whole campaign; 1824-26.
The Tiger of Mysore: a Story of the War with Tippoo Sahib. (London: Blackie, 1895)
The Mysore War and the Taking of Seringapatam; Tippoo Sahib and Lord Cornwallis are the main characters; 1790-99.
Through the Sikh War: a Tale of the Conquest of the Punjab. (London:. Blackie, 1894)
Juvenile: A good account of the Punjab during the Two Sikh Wars (1845-46 and 1848-49) and during the later years of its independence.
Through Three Campaigns: a Story of Chitral, Tirah and Ashantse. (London: Blackie, 1903)
Juvenile: The Chitral Campaign (1893), and Lockhart’s expedition into Tirah, etc.
To Herat and Cabul. (London: Blackie, 1901)
Juvenile: Eldred Pottinger’s defence of Herat, and the disastrous retreat from Cabul, during the First Afghan War; 1838-42.
With Clive in India; or, The Beginnings of an Empire. (London: Blackie, 1884)
Juvenile: Covers the period of c. 1751-57.
HOCKLEY, William Browne
Pandurang Hari. (London: Chatto, 1891)
Account of a Hindu early in the nineteenth century, giving much information about the Maharattas. Supposed to be a rough-and-ready translation from a native manuscript; 1801-18.
HOLLIS, Gertrude
The Pearl Fishers: a Story of St. Francis Xavier. London.
Juvenile: Missionary work of St. Francis Xavier in India and on the Islands in the Indian ocean; 1540-52.
HUNTER, Sir William Wilson, 1840—1900.
The Old Missionary. (London: Frowde, 1895)
A sympathetic picture of India in the early days of the nineteenth century with a dignified and touching central figure; 1824—
With Sword and Pen; a Story of India in the ’Fifties. (London: Unwin, 1904)
Relates the annexation of Oudh and siege and relief of Lucknow; describes clearly the native customs in India during these times; 1854-58.
JEPSON, E. and Captain D. Beames
On the Edges of the Empire. (London: Heinemann, 1899)
Realistic sketches of frontier life in the native Indian regiment; 1893—
KARNEY, Evelyn S.
The Dust of Desire. (London: Scott, 1912)
The influence and limited appeal of Buddha’s philosophy; antiquity.
KAYE, Mary Margaret
Shadow of the Moon. (London: Messner, 1957)
Story of the Sepoy Rebellion; 1857.
LANG, John
The Wetherbys; or, A Few Chapters of Indian Experience. (London: Chapman, 1853)
A journalist’s satiric description of Anglo-Indian life and manners beforée the Mutiny; 1849—
LYNN, Escott
A Hero of the Mutiny. (London: Chambers, 18—?)
Juvenile: A tale of two English boys in the Indian Mutiny.
In Wild Maratha Battle: a Tale of the Days of Shivaji. (London: Blackie, 1905)
Juvenile: covers period 1646-66.
The Last of the Peshwas: a Tale of the Third Maratha War. (London Blackie, 1906)
Juvenile: Elphinstone and Baji Rao; 1817-18.
The Prince of Balkh: a Tale of the Wars of Aurangzeb. (London: Blackie, 1904)
Juvenile: Scots Jacobite in Central Asia during the wars of Aurungzeb; c. 1660-85.
MACMUNN, George Fletcher
A Freelance in Kashmir. (New York: Dutton, 1914)
Kashmir in 1804 is the scene of this tale of romance and adventure.
Coromandel! (New York: Viking, 1955)
Barbaric splendours and power reward young Jason Savage’s journey to India; seventeenth century.
The Deceivers. (New York: Viking, 1952)
Thrilling tale concerning the cult of goddess Kali; nineteenth century.
Nightrunners of Bengal. (New York: Viking, 1951)
Suspense during the Sepoy Rebellion.
MERRIMAN, H. Seton, pseud.
Flotsam: the Study of a Life. (London: Longmans, 1896)
Siege of Delhi during the Mutiny.
MUNDY, Talbot
Rung Ho! (New York: Scribner, 1914)
Vivid account of a young officer’s introduction to Indian people and customs during the nineteenth century.
The Bride of Ramcuttah. (Oxford: Parker, 19—?)
Set in the mid-sixteenth century India; 1545-58.
OLIPHANT, Philp Laurence
Maya. (London: Constable, 1908)
The heroine, a daughter of an English officer killed in the Mutiny is born in the harem of a Rajah, and brought up to serve in the temple of Vishnu. Afterwards she marries an English civil servant; 1857-77.
Old For Ever. (New York: Doubleday, Page, 1923)
Experiences during the Afghan War including an outbreak of cholera.
PAYNE, Robert
Blood Royal. (New York: Prentice-Hall, 1952)
Struggle for royal power, as told by an Englishman who married a Persian princess; seventeenth century.
Young Emperor (English title: The Great Mogul) (New York: Macmillan, 1950)
India during the time of Shahjahan, prince and emperor, in the first half of the seventeenth century.
PEARCE, Charles E.
Love Besieged: a Romance of the Residency in Lucknow. (London: Stanley Paul, 1909)
Background is the siege of Lucknow during the Mutiny; 1857.
Red Revenge. (London: Stanley Paul, 1911)
The siege and capture of Cawnpore during the Mutiny; 1857.
A Star of the East. (London: Stanley Paul, 1912))
Tragic story of a beautiful Eurasian, child of an English officer slain at Moodke, and the officer’s old comrade—her lover. Contains references to Queen of Delhi and Lord Dalhousie; 1851-57.
PENNY, Mrs. F. E.
Diamonds. (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1920)
Native customs and traditions as reflected in this account of the young East India Company (E.I.C.); seventeenth century.
The Silver Hand: a Story of India in the 18th Century. (London: Blackie, 1908)
A romance of the Mahratta Wars and the fulfilment of an old prophecy; brings in Warren Hastings and Tippoo Sahib; 1778-79.
POTTER, Margaret Horton
The Flame-gatherers. (London: Macmillan, 1904)
A story of India before and during the Mohammedan conquest of 1250.
Terrible Times: a Tale of the Mutiny. (London: Routledge, 1899)
Juvenile: A sensational story for boys, opening at a station near Meerut; 1850’s.
The Dive for Death: an Indian Romance. (London: Allen, 1912)
A story of seventeenth century southern India.
Padmini: an Indian Romance. Introd. by Rt. Hon. James Bryce. (London: Sonnenschein, 1903)
Relates the story of the Mohammedan defeat of the Hindus at Talikota (1565) and the disruption of the great empire of Vijayanagar.
ROWNEY, Horace Bickerstaff
The Young Zemindar. (London: Remington, 1883) 3 vols.
Story of a high class Hindu during the early part of the nineteenth century; c. 1820-30.
SCOTT, Hugh S.
Flotsam: the Study of a Life, by H. Seton Merriman, pseud. (London: Longmans, 1896)
Based chiefly in India during the Mutiny.
SCOTT, Sir Walter
The Surgeon’s Daughter. (London: Munro, 1885)
A young man brings his fiancee from Scotland to India and sells her to Tippoo Sahib. A minor novel.
SELL, Frank R.
Bhim Singh. (London: Macmillan, 1926)
The Rajput War in India featuring Emperor Aurengzeb and his son.
STACE, Henry
The Adventures of Count O’connor in the Dominions of the Great Mogul. (London: Rivers, 1907)
Ironical narrative of the exploits of an Irish adventurer and impostor at the court of Aurengzeb, c. 1700.
STEEL, Flora Annie
King Errant. (London: Stokes, 1912)
Based on the life of Baber, founder of the Mogul Empire in India.
Mistress of Men. (London: Stokes, 1918)
The unwanted girl baby who lived to become Empress Nurjahan of India in the early 1600’s.
On the Face of the Waters: a Tale of the Mutiny. (London: Heinemann, 1896)
An elaborate history of the Indian Mutiny with an emphasis on the siege and capture of Delhi.
A Prince of Dreamers. (New York: Doubleday, 1908)
A story of Indian life and manners under the emperor Akbar; discusses his ideals for the regeneration of the world; 1611-15.
STRANG, Herbert, pseud.
Barclay of the Guides: a Story of the Indian Mutiny. (London: Frowde, 1908)
Juvenile: Adventures of a boy-hero who joins the Lumsden’s Guides and marches to Delhi during the Indian Mutiny.
In Clive’s Command. (London: Blackie, 1906)
Juvenile: A graphic picture of the struggle that laid the foundations of British Indian Empire, and of the state of the country and the character of the native inhabitants; 1754-57.
One of Clive’s Heroes: a Story of the Fight for India. (London: Hodder, 1906)
Juvenile: covers the same period as the above title.
The Edge of Empire. (London: Mills and Boon, 1916)
Social life in Kashmir and the expeditions of 1895 to Chitral.
TAYLOR, Philip Meadows, Colonel.
Confessions of a Thug, By Meadows Taylor. (London: Bentley, 1939)
Incidents of local colour told by an Indian officer.
A Noble Queen: a Romance of Indian History. (London: K. Paul, 1878-80)
The character of the Noble Queen, Chand Beebee (contemporary with Queen Elizabeth), is still popular in the country, and her memory is reverenced not only as the preserver of Begapoor, but for the heroic resistance she made to the Mogul armies in their first invasion of the Deccan and the siege of Ahmednuggar.
Ralph Darnell. (London: K. Paul, 1865)
Struggle for control between the British and the Indians in 1757 and the Black Hole Tragedy. Followed by Seeta.
Seeta. (London: K. Paul, 1873)
Picture of Indian Mutiny of 1857. Deals with the literal fulfilment of a prediction that the rule of the English Company should come to an end in a hundred years.
Tara: a Mahratta Tale. (London: K. Paul, 1863)
‘Illustrates the remarkable epoch of 1657, when the Mahrattas cast off their allegiance, rose to power under Shivaji and defeated the army of Beejapoor. The Mahrattas, after sixteen years of warfare, defeated Aurangzeb in 1707, and his death and the distractions of the Mohammedan empire enabled them to extend their conquests, till by 1757 they became the most powerful state confederacy in India.’
Tippoo Sultan: a Tale of the Mysore War. (London: K. Paul, 1840)
Conflict for supremacy between England and France, 1788-89.
THORBURN, Septimus S.
His Majesty’s Greatest Subject. (New York: Appleton, 1897)
A political story of the British India describing the inner side of the political career of a Governor-General of India, written by a member of the Bengal Civil Service; 1880—
TRACY, Louis
The Great Mogul (English Title: Heart’s Delight) (New York: Clode, 1905)
Two Yorkshiremen (starting in prologue from London in James I’s time) visit the court of Jahangir and his empress in the early seventeenth century. Sir Thomas Roe’s mission is also discussed; 1611-15.
The Red Year: a Story of the Indian Mutiny. (London: White, 1908)
‘History, not romance,’ says the author. A vivid, realistic story of the year 1857.
TUTTIETT, Mary Gleed
In the Heart of the Storm, by Maxwell Gray, pseud. (New York: A. Appleton, 1891)
A novel of India during the Mutiny.
Athelstone Ford. (London: Pearson, 1899)
The British conquest of India including an account of the infamous Black Hole of Calcutta, c. 1756.
WALLIS, Henry M.
An Old Score, by Ashton Hilliers. (London: Ward & Lock, 1906)
The story of Lord Gough’s Sikh Campaign and the righting of a wrong after two generations; 1847.
As it Happened. (London: Hutchinson, 1909)
Begins with the ‘Madras Cabal’ and the deposition, imprisonment and murder of Lord Pigot, the Governor, by his mutinous Council, 1778-79.
The Devil's Wind. (New York: Putnam, 1912)
A love tale of the Mutiny and a view of official circles during those times.
WOOD, J. Claverdon
When Nicholson kept the Border. (London: Office of The Boy's Own Paper, 18—?)
Juvenile: An adventure tale of the time just before the Mutiny; presents John Nicholson as a central historical figure.
YEATS, S. K. Levett-
A Galehad of the Creeks; and Other Stories. (London: Longmans, 1897)
Title story relates to the Burmese War, 1852.

Source: A Selected Bibliography of Indian Short Stories and Historical Fiction in English. Indian Literature, Vol. 12, No. 2 (June 1969), 1960. 76-92.