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Significance of the Mutiny Of 1857

The significance of the mutiny of 1857 can be summarized in below heads: It exposed the East India Company According to Sir Lepel Griffin had there been no Mutiny in 1857, the various types of defects and irregularities, existed in the administrative machinery and policies and programs of the East India Company would not have […]

Consequences of the Revolt Of 1857

The Revolt of 1857 marked a turning point in the history of Modern India. It exercised a tremendous influence upon the British policy in India. The character of the Indian empire in the last decades of the nineteenth century was shaped to a large extent by the events of 1857. The considerable support, which the […]

Nature of the Revolt of 1857: Analysis

There are two major views regarding the nature of the Revolt of 1857. The British historians have treated the great uprising of 1857 as a sepoy mutiny. On the other hand, the staunch patriotic and nationalist Indian writers & historians regard the Revolt of 1857 as the First War of Indian Independence. However, the truth […]

Causes of Failure of Revolt of 1857

The sudden and unexpected rising of the sepoys forced the British officials, to leave Delhi Oudh, Rohilkhand and other places which almost passed under the control of the sepoys. However, the British began to recover them within some months. There were several factors responsible for the British success. Thus, it is important to analyze the […]

Causes of Revolt of 1857

The various causes of the Mutiny of 1857 can be classified into several heads such as political, administrative, economic, Socio-religious, military and immediate causes. They have been briefly discussed here: Political Causes Discontent generated by East India Company’s Conquests The East India Company created a lot of discontent and disaffection among the dispossessed ruling families […]

Various Resistance Movements Against British Prior to 1857

The Revolt of 1857 was a major upheaval against the British Rule in which the disgruntled princes, to disconnected sepoys and disillusioned elements participated. However, it is important to note that right from the inception of the East India Company there had been resistance from divergent section in different parts of the sub continent. This […]