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Indian Rebellion Of 1857

Assess the causes of the Indian Rebellion in 1857 Society in India was heavily contrived by the British (i.e. the East India Trade Company) and through the rebellion; society became socially, politically and economically impoverished. Although there are many leading causes In the May of 1857, the sepoys of the East India Trade Company’s army began a mutiny against the East Indian Trade Company. Initially starting of as a small revolt in the small northwest town of Meerut, the mutiny eventually...

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Revolt of 1857

RevoLT OF 1857 The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plainand central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.[3] The rebellion posed a considerable threat to Company power in that region,[4] and was contained only with...

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Did the Indian Mutiny of 1857 Create the British Raj?

Did the Indian Mutiny of 1857 create the British Raj? The Indian Rebellion of 1857, which was also called the Indian Mutiny, or the War of Independence was a turning point in the history of Britain in India. However, whether this lead to the formation of the British Raj, will be explicitly explored in this essay. The East India Company traded in cotton, silk, tea and opium. They won over Bengal after gaining victory in the Battle of Plassey in 1757, under Robert Clive. The East India Company...

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Describe immediate causes of the revolt of 1857

 Describe immediate causes of the revolt of 1857. Although the revolt began as a military rising and it appears to be a great sequel in the long series of a number of mutinies, its causes were deeply rooted in the changing conditions of the times. It drew its strength from several elements of discontent against British rule. After the battle of Plassey in 1757, the British captured Bengal and using it as a base they captured the entire business installations of the area and imposed their trade...

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Sepoy Rebellion

Sepoy Rebellion To start off the Sepoys were a group of Indian soldiers that worked for the European forces. These soldiers worked for the East Indian Company's army. In May 1857 they started a mutiny, or a rebellion. This brought on many other rebellions, and basically a war for independence. There were many economic, religious, political, and military reasons behind the revolts. The Indians themselves had pure hatred for the British. This also was not an overnight deal. It took about a...

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Causes Of War Of Independence 1857

War of Independence 1857 In 1857 British faced a serious challenge to their rule in India. This war is called war of Independence. There are many causes for this war which are: Political As British extended their control they introduced many ways of grabbing land like the use of Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by Lord Dalhousie was very unpopular. The mistreatment of Mughal Emperor was also another cause and when Lord Dalhousie moved the capital from Delhi. It angered many people. English was...

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Causes of Revolt of 1857

Causes of War of Independence It is now an admitted fact that th mass uprising of the people of Indo-Pakistan against the British rule in 1857 was not a spontaneous reaction of alien rule but the emption of the volcano of discontent which had kept smoldering for about a century. The causes of the War of Independence were political, economic, religious, social and military. (A). Political Causes The English East India company got strongly implanted in the Sub-Continent after its historic victory...

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Timeline of the Indian Mutiny 1857

Part of the 34th Native infantry at Barrackpore (involved in the Mutiny that included Mangal Pande) is disbanded. 10th May Mutiny and murders at Meerut, Sepoys head down Grand Trunk road towards Delhi. 11th May European and Christian Indians are slaughtered when mutineers reach Delhi. 13th May Bahadur Shah II proclaimed new Mughal emperor. 20th-23rd May Parts of 9th native infantry mutiny at Agra, between Kalpi and Delhi. 30th-31st May Mutinies continue at Muttra, Lucknow...

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Why Do the Events of 1857-8 in India Matter?

The events of 1857-8 are extremely significant and have changed India dramatically into the India we see today. We see the British taking over India from the East India Company after a ‘mutiny’ in 1857 and welcoming it into a colony in the British Empire. It was described as “the jewel in the crown” of the British Empire because of their rich sources such as silk that were deported from India to countries in Europe. This made Britain considerably richer and greedier as they increased their power...

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Revolt of 1857

The First War of Indian Independence or The Great Revolt of 1857: The Indian soldiers in the East India Company’s army rebelled against the British in 1857. The English historians have painted this revolt as a mutiny of the sepoys. But the Indian historians describe it as the First war of Indian Independence. It is also known as the Great Revolt of 1857. Lord Canning was the Governor-General of India at that time. The causes of the Great Revolt were many. They may be classified as political...

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