Scottish families particularly those from Inverness were drawn to serve in the East India Company and the three Presidencies of British India.
By choosing this path young men sought adventure, wealth and love. If they were strong, lucky and healthy they sometimes found it. They certainly discovered that they needed language skill, bravery and perseverance. Furthermore, without influential backing they must not allow frustration to disturb their charted course.
From the dry plains to the enchanting vistas of the snow-covered mountains, easily visible from sixty miles or more, this book covers the personal stories of five brothers and covers such diverse topics as the Indian Mutiny, the Crimea and life in Kharachi.
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