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With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty

This book, With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty, is a historical fiction/nonfiction novel.

Everything About With Clive in India

Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes and worksheets related to the book. And don’t forget the links to more encyclopedic information for historical content in the book. All of the work has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.

The Pictures from With Clive in India

With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty, book cover.

Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.

All were taken from the Internet Archive version of the book, found here.

Cover art and maps for this edition of With Clive in India was presumably made by the publisher, Scribner and Welford.

The twelve black and white illustrations are by Gordon Browne.

I’d like to thank the UNC University Libraries for making this book and its illustrations available online to the public.

To see all of the images from this book, go here.

Subjects Covered in With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty

There are three subjects covered by With Clive in India; Or, The Beginnings of an Empire.

These subjects are British Literature, World History, and British History.

The approximate historical date is between 1756 – 1786 A.D.

Reading Level of With Clive in India

The book is appropriate for Middle Grade and Young Adult readers.

This means that it can be read from approximately 6th grade into adulthood; or at around 13 years of age.

However, educators should be aware and discuss that the book portrays Clive of India and his empiric exploits in a positive light. Some people do not support Henty’s view of the Empire,

Much inquiry has been made on the subject, as reported by Michael Olmert in this Smithsonian Magazine Article, With Clive in India.

Placement In the MiniMize Book List

With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty, is book number 262 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.

This places it in the High School Level.

The book is the 10th book to be read during Year 11 of school.

Book Content

The adventure follows Charlie Marryat, a writer, during the Seven Years’ War.

Charlie joins Clive of India (see here) through battles with The East India Company; witnessing the beginning of the British Raj.

Readers will learn these historic events through this work of fiction.

For a summary of the book, read SLUKEPLASSRPCBLOG’s With Clive in India Book Review.

Chapters – With Clive in India

With Clive in India contains 30 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:

1: Leaving Home.

With Clive in India by G. A. Henty illustration, "A brush with privateers."

2: The Young Writer.

3: A Brush With Privateers.

4: The Pirates Of The Pacific.

5: Madras.

6: The Arrival Of Clive.

7: The Siege Of Arcot.

8: The Grand Assault.

9: The Battle Of Kavaripak.

10: The Fall Of Seringam.

11: An Important Mission.

12: A Murderous Attempt.

13: An Attempt At Murder.

14: The Siege Of Ambur.

15: The Pirates’ Hold.

16: A Tiger Hunt.

17: The Capture Of Gheriah.

18: The “Black Hole” Of Calcutta.

19: A Daring Escape.

20: The Rescue Of The White Captive.

21: The Battle Outside Calcutta.

22: Plassey.

23: Plassey.

24: Mounted Infantry.

25: Besieged In A Pagoda.

26: The Siege Of Madras.

27: Masulipatam.

28: The Defeat Of Lally.

29: The Siege Of Pondicherry.

30: Home.

Activities for With Clive in India

Unfortunately, there are no known existing tests or quizzes for use when reading With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty.

We tried searching for “With Clive in India Book Test.”

Then, we tried test, quiz, activities, reading guide, study guide, and other combinations of words.

Videos About Robert Clive

There are a few videos related to Robert Clive, however.

You may watch the Clive of India Movie from Partha Reddy on Youtube. Or watch below.

You can also see an interesting video available from BREAKFREE RAVS about the Clive House, here.

A MiniMize Worksheet

There is more hope, too.

The MiniMize Life is creating a fill in the blank worksheet for With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty.

This worksheet will contain 3 pages with 30 days of activities and a total of 30 questions in all.

An Answer Key is also attached at the end of the worksheet.

How the Worksheet Works

This worksheet will guide a student through reading the book and prompt them to complete a simple activity.

The student will begin each day by reading the day’s first question and the corresponding chapter.

Next, they will find the sentence in the chapter and fill in the missing words.

Student Instructions

Instructions on the MiniMize Worksheet for With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty, state the following.

Number 1, below, is a sentence from Chapter 1, number 2 from Chapter 2, etc. Read the entire chapter, then find the sentence, shown here, in the chapter. In the blanks, write the missing words.

Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?

The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.

The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.

When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.

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Read With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty

If you just can’t wait to read With Clive in India, The MiniMize Life has found it in multiple formats for you!

Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.

Free E-Books

We all LOVE free stuff!

Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for With Clive in India; Or, The Beginnings of an Empire, by G. A. Henty. While free isn’t always better, we want to make sure that you can homeschool no matter what your financial situation might be.

Each section explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.


You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open-source, and public domain.

With Clive in India by G. A. Henty illustration, "I am here, dear,' he said in a whisper."

This version of With Clive in India works for many eReaders and devices.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

The FREE e-book from gutenberg.org can be found here.

A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic.

Internet Archive

The most beautiful collection of e-Books, Internet Archive, specializes in scanned versions of actual books.

Now, be careful. Some of these old books are missing pages; and while we try to avoid recommending those, sometimes it’s unavoidable.

You can read a FREE scanned copy of With Clive in India at Internet Archive, here.

Google Books

If you like to keep your books in a Google Play account, then Google Books is for you.

You can find the FREE e-book on Google Books, here.

Audio Books

Want an audio version of the book?

They’re especially helpful on long car rides!

Check out the following sources.


If you prefer to listen to books, LibriVox offers a FREE version of With Clive in India.

Be aware, however, that LibriVox relies on volunteers to record their audiobooks.

The recordings are not usually narrated by professionals, and many books have more than one narrator.

They are real voices, though; so that’s a plus!

Listen, here.


Go to YouTube to find another great FREE resource for With Clive in India.

This is not an actual “video,” and only shows a still depiction of the book.

It is, however, a useful way to hear the audio of the LibriVox recording, above.

The FREE audio/video version is available from Old Library Audiobooks in two parts.

Here’s Part 1:

and Part 2:

Bound Books 

Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right?

That’s what Amazon’s for!

If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.

If you prefer to buy With Clive in India already bound and printed, you can purchase a copy on Amazon, here.

Kindle Book

You might know that Kindle books are easier and of better quality.

I like that I can just click, buy, and read.

If you’re like me and prefer Kindle, you can get that version, here.

With Clive in India; Or, The Beginnings of an Empire, by G. A. Henty 

That’s everything so far.

Remember, though, we will be updating this information from time to time.

Check back in. There might be something new, soon.

Is there anything you think might be helpful to anyone or their homeschool in relation to With Clive in India? Let us know in the comments below!

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