Auction Date: 5/03/2020 at 10:30 am
India & Punjab – Sir Michael O’Dwyer & Amritsar Massacre Rare memoirs of Sir Michael O’Dwyer, titled ‘India As I Knew it; London, 1926, with a loosely inserted handwritten letter addressed to Lady O’Dwyer, concerning Sir Michael O’Dwyer’s poor health, very good ex-libris copy in original green cloth and gilt titles. A fascinating account of the O’Dwyer’s life whose was Governor of the Punjab, during the Punjab disturbances and the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh, includes life in India, in particular in Punjab, Jullundar, Amritsar, with the Sikhs, the Afghan War, the Hunter Committee, and his sentence and defence of his actions. A detailed account of the massacre which occurred only ten years earlier and also O’Dwyer’s strong backing of General Dyer and his action in shooting upon an unarmed civilian crowd. The author was later shot by a survivor of the Amritsar Massacre, Udham Singh, at Caxton Hall in London in 1940 during the Second Worlds War.