By the Book, The Patient Assassin



When I think back to my visit to Amritsar a few years ago, there are three things that come to mind. The serene beauty of the Golden Temple, the mouth-watering rich food and the poignant visit to Jallianwala Bagh, the site of the horrific massacre of innocent people during the British Raj.

On April 13, 1919, British troops marched into the garden and started firing into the crowd with no warning. At the heart of Anita Anand’s Patient Assassin is the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. It tells the story by analyzing the lives of three key people in this saga. Udham Singh, a man whose mission became revenge, Michael O’Dwyer who was the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab and General Dyer who earned the name the butcher of Amritsar for ordering the firing.  Through research based on interviews, historic documents and recently unsealed documents, the author pieces together the lives of these…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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