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Surinder Kochhar: A Historian Vindicated

Kochhar’s relentless struggle to unearth the truth of the barbaric killing of 282 Indian soldiers by the British during the 1857 mutiny was vindicated by a genetic study of the skeletal remains in April

Historian Surinder Kochhar at the well in Ajnala, from where the skeletal remains were dug out

The 1919 massacre of several hundred unarmed Indians by the British at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar in Punjab is a well-documented and well-read event in the history of India’s independence struggle. But there is an older, equally gruesome, event that few know of and even fewer talk about.