zaterdag 7 juli 2012

Ananda Ranga Pillai -- 8 juli 1739

Wednesday, 8th July 1739, or 28th Ani of Siddharti. -- At 4 this afternoon, a European was marched in custody to the glacis on the southern side of the fort. He was blindfolded, and made to kneel. Four soldiers then came forward, and simultaneously discharging their muskets, which were loaded with double charges, shot the poor fellow dead. His offence was [incomplete in the original].

Ananda Ranga Pillai (1709-1761) was een tolk voor de Engelsen in India. Hij is bejkend vanweg zijn dagboeken die verschenen onder de titel The Private Diary of Ananda Ranga Pillai.

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