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  Indian rebellion of 1857 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1857–1858 was a period of armed uprising and rebellions in mostly northern and central India against British occupation of the subcontinent.
In fact, one lesson learned by the British after 1857 was to not enact reforms, but to instead further strengthen social divides in order to maintain their supremacy; and also to appease the gentry, who had been major instigators in the 1857 revolt.
In September and October 1857, the Rani led the successful defence of Jhansi from the invading armies of the neighbouring rajas of Datia and Orchha.
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 Encyclopedia: Sepoy Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
1857–1858 was a period of armed uprising and rebellions in northern and central India against British colonial rule on the subcontinent.
On 25 February 1857 the 19th Regiment mutinied at Behrampore and the regiment allowed one of its men to advance with a loaded musket upon the parade-ground in front of a line and open fire on his superior officer; a battle ensued.
In September and October 1857, the Rani led the successful defense of Jhansi from the invading armies of the neighbouring rajas of Datia and Orchha.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sepoy-Rebellion   (3506 words)

 1857 - The First War of Independence
Although dismissed by some as merely a sepoy's mutiny or revolt, or as a protest against the violation of religious rights by the British, the great uprising of 1857 is slowly gaining recognition as India's first war of independance.
Amongst the most significant were the Kol Uprising of 1831, the Santhal Uprising of 1855, and the Kutch Rebellion, which lasted from 1816 until 1832.
The 1857 revolt, which had forged an unshakable unity amongst Hindus and Muslims alike, was an important milestone in our freedom struggle - providing hope and inspiration for future generations of freedom lovers.
www.indhistory.com /1857-war-of-independance.html   (1865 words)

 South Asian History: Indian Wars of Independence - Revolutionary Upheaval of 1857   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
And in its broad sweep it was the greatest armed challenge to colonial rule during the entire course of the nineteenth century.
Also significant were the Kol Uprising of 1831, the Santhal Uprising of 1855, and the Kutch Rebellion which lasted from 1816 until 1832.
British barbarity in supressing the uprising was unprecedented.
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 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Background
The US took possession of the island in 1857, and its guano deposits were mined by US and British companies during the second half of the 19th century.
Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans, due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs.
Strategically important, Gibraltar was ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830.
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 Indian Mutiny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Indian Mutiny (also known as the Sepoy Mutiny) as known to the British or The First War Of Indian Independence as known to the Indians was a period of uprising in northern and central India against British rule in 1857-1858.
Since soldiers had to break the cartridges with their teeth before they could load them into their rifles, this was offensive to Hindu and Muslim soldiers, who considered tasting beef and pork to be against their respective religious tenets.
Serious unrest began the next day, on May 10, 1857 when the XI Native Cavalry of the Bengal Army in Meerut mutinied.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/indian_mutiny   (1842 words)

 Indian rebellion of 1857   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
1857–1858 was a period of armed uprising and rebellions in mostly northern and central India against British colonial rule on the subcontinent.
On 25 February 1857 the 19th Regiment mutinied at Behrampore and the regiment allowed one of its men, named Mangal Pande to advance with a loaded musket upon the parade-ground in front of a line and open fire on his superior officer; a battle ensued.
In March 1857, Mangal Pande of the 34th Native Infantry attacked his British sergeant and wounded an adjutant.
www.kiwipedia.com /en/great-uprising-of-1857.html   (3817 words)

 Saharanpur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Those who went on to found world famous Darul Uloom Deoband, participated actively in the Great Uprising of 1857, organised the masses outside Delhi and, for a while, were successful is ousting the British from the area of their operations.
The centre of their activities was Shamli, a small town in the present District of Muzaffarnagar.
After 1857, the cultural and political history of Muslims began to revolve around Aligarh and Deoband.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saharanpur   (675 words)

 Encyclopedia: Meerut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Its claim to fame lies in the fact that the famous chant of "Dilli chalo" (Move to Delhi) was taken up first from here during the Indian rebellion of 1857 against the British East India Company.
Jump to: navigation, search 1857–1858 was a period of armed uprising and rebellions in mostly northern and central India against British occupation of the subcontinent.
Jump to: navigation, search The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was a joint-stock company of investors, which was granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intent to favour trade privileges in India.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Meerut   (618 words)

 History: The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857
Secondly, the introduction in 1857 of the `new Enfield rifle' with its distinct ammunition, which required the bullet to be `bitten before loading'.
Joshi regards the events of 1857 as certainly being a war, but he sees it as being more than a war of independence, it was a `social revolution'.
To the nationalists the events of 1857 are the first step in a process that took ninety years to achieve the goal of an India ruled by Indians.
www.cyberessays.com /History/48.htm   (2618 words)

 History of Punjab:Ancient Forts of Punjab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Behind it was the outer wall, generally of great height and enormous thickness, strengthened with towers, bastions or, battlements, at regular intervals and pierced with loopholes, through which arrows, missiles, musket shots or small battery cannonade could be discharged at the assailants.
It was an important artillery arsenal and magazine up to the time of great uprising of 1857 and had a detachment in garrison, which however kept there.
The fort which is three miles in extent enjoys great local as well as historical prestige as its roots lie dug deep in myth and legend some claiming for it and age contemporaneous with the Mahabharata itself.
www.allaboutsikhs.com /culture/forts.htm   (4067 words)

 General History of Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
EARLY HISTORY, 1000 B.C.-A.D. For most of its history, the area known as Bangladesh was a political backwater--an observer rather than a participant in the great political and military events of the Indian subcontinent.
The uprising precipitated a dramatic reappraisal of British policy--in effect a retreat from the reformist and evangelical zeal that had accompanied the rapid territorial expansion of British rule.
On May 10, 1857, Indian soldiers of the British Indian Army, drawn mostly from Muslim units from Bengal, mutinied at the Meerut cantonment near Delhi, starting a year-long insurrection against the British.
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The uprising of 1857-58 became the great divide in nineteenth-century South Asian history.
In general, the uprising was a reaction to British expansionism and the outcome of the policies of modernization and annexation of Governor General Lord Dalhousie (1848-56), especially in Oudh (Avadh, now part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh) in 1856.
The uprising of 1857-58 heralded the formal end of the Mughal Empire and marked as well the end of company rule in India.
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 The War of Independence of 1857   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It was not that the revolt of 1857 had erupted all of a sudden.
Inspite of the suffering of tens of thousands of men and women, the national uprising of 1857 could not become a successful revolution and failed in its objective of freeing the country from foreign rule.
So far as the history of the Indian freedom movement is concerned, the revolt of 1857 and the repressive measures adopted to crush it gave birth to a bitter and sharp reaction and sowed the seeds of mass popular upsurge and a nationalist movement for freedom from rule.
www.careera1.com /Projects/summary/warofindependance.htm   (4281 words)

 newdelhi.net- Struggle for Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The greatest and most wide spread uprising, which shook the foundations of British rule in India, took place in 1857.
In March 1857, Mangal Pandey was executed in Barrackpore for rebelling against their introduction.
The uprising began in Merrut on 10th May 1857 when the Indian soldiers killed their British officers and marched to Delhi.
www.newdelhi.net /independence/images/indpen.htm   (386 words)

 Over The Earth I Come : The Great Sioux Uprising Of 1862   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
For example, in his discussion on the causes of the uprising, Schultz completely fails to mention the Spirit Lake massacre in 1857 and the withholding of annuity funds by the government in order to force the Indians to do what the government told them to do.
Both of these events contributed to the uprising, and discussing them is essential in understanding the events that followed.
The Great Sioux Uprising: Rebellion on the Plains August-September 1862
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 A Fresh Look at 1857
The British deliberately and with malice diminished 1857 uprising.
The Great 1857 uprising story rests mostly upon the records (evidence, etc.) of the victorious British.
They deliberately and with malice diminished the event as well as all Indians who took part in the 1857 uprising.
members.tripod.com /anantmithal/Itihaas/1998/it980419AFreshLookat1857.html   (1192 words)

 Theatre: Article 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Chairs, lights and a great shamiana (a cloth, open-sided tent) are rented and a temporary stage is constructed.
The Akanka Natak Pratijogita (play competition) has given thousands of theatre lovers, actors, writers and musicians the opportunity to share a great cultural event and to share as well in international connection which links them with the cultures of other societies.
The setting is the great uprising of 1857 and the story describes the efforts of a Calcutta drama group who wished to demonstrate that Bengalis were vital and strong and able to fight against the British.
collections.ic.gc.ca /polyphony/theatre_art1.html   (1362 words)

 Russian Philosophy [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
With Peter the Great's governmental reforms, the state saw the utility of education and championed those and only those disciplines that served a bureaucratic and apologetic function.
The most interesting feature of the treatise is its acceptance of a social contract, of an eight-hour workday, the explicit rejection of great disparities of wealth and its silence on religion as a source of morality.
Kant's great error was in conceiving the transcendental consciousness as subjective.
www.iep.utm.edu /r/russian.htm   (10378 words)

The bullet-pierced walls of the Residency speak of the six tumultuous months of the 1857 uprising.
The great Imambara, with the Central Hall measuring 162 feet by 53 feet, is one of the largest vaulted galleries in the world.
The great Imambara, the Rumi Darwaza, the Hussainabad Imamba- ra, the Picture Gallery, the Residency, the Jami Masjid, the Lakshm- an Tila and the Shah Najaf Imambara.
www.theindiatravelguide.com /test/lakhnow.htm   (352 words)

 :=: Welcome to Indian National Cartographic Association :=:
This Great February Conference, summoned by the then Governor General, Lord William Bentinck, in 1832 is regarded as the event which provided us all a system to follow, a new system of our land revenue management.
It was the post-1830 period which brought to light great revenue practioners like William Mertinns Bird and his disciple James Thomason, who later on took over the mantle of overseeing the operations of the Bird-Thomason school of revenue officers, who were great land reformers of their own times.
The aftermath of the great Uprising of 1857 brought the East India Company rule to an end and brought in the direct British Crown Rule to these parts.
www.incaindia.org /2000.htm   (1895 words)

 The Militant - November 5, 2001 -- Sepoy rebellion was a national uprising against British rule
They pointed to the rebellion as the first national uprising against their foreign oppressors, and saw within it the seeds of future struggles for national liberation.
The 1857 uprising began with a rebellion by Indian troops, known as sepoys, who were employed in the service of the British East India Company.
Through military action taken in the latter part of 1857 and the first six months of 1858, British forces reestablished their control over all the cities and towns involved in the revolt.
www.themilitant.com /2001/6542/654254.html   (1469 words)

 A Tribute to Hinduism - Politics of Conversion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Certainly the great faiths held by the people of India are adequate for her people.
He is the great enemy of the Hindu people – the Principle of Anti-Hinduism Incarnate – the Ravana of today who hates all that we cherish, despises all that we revere, all that we are prepared to defend with our very lives….
He is the arch-enemy who appears in many guise, the great foe of whatever bears the name of Hindu, the ever-watchful, ever-active, irreconcilable Destroyer of the work of the Rishis and Maha Rishis, of that marvel of moral, intellectual and civic achievement, which is known as Hindu civilization.
www.atributetohinduism.com /Conversion.htm   (7726 words)

 Welcome to Rampur Telecom (U.P)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He was a great patron of scholars and poets.
He placed great emphasis on the spread of education and also added to Rampur’s glory by commissioning important institutions.
After the great uprising of 1857, which saw the end of the Mughal Empire, a large number of eminent scholars, poets, writers, musicians and calligraphers came and settled in Rampur.
www.rampur.bsnl.co.in /rampur.html   (1904 words)

 Ghadar Ki Goonj
1857 was the year of Ghadar, the first war of independence.
Kuka Guru Baba Ram Singh was the first to lead an uprising but he was arrested and externed and scores of his followers blown of by cannons.
However, the uprising failed to come off due to treachery, and the Ghadarites were crushed by the British.
www.punjabilok.com /misc/freedom/ghadar_ki_goonj.htm   (1140 words)

 Chapter Two
For this the Great Father is angry, and will certainly hunt them out and punish them, but he does not want to injure those who remain friendly to the whites.
Had it been the desire or purpose, to make the city a point as which the great belt route from the East were to unite, and pass on to the Pacific coast, across the State of Kansas, an average business ability, touched by the least shade of honesty, would have accomplished it.
He is expected to protect the Great Road, the Mail and the Telepraph as well as the growing commerce of the Plains, and at the same time make an expedition against the Indians in a remote region with a force numbering less than 5,000 men.
www.dickshovel.com /was2.html   (19719 words)

 The Hindu : Legend for all
In the past, it was a place which kings made a pilgrimage to till it was ravaged after the 1857 uprising.
But the kings had ceased their pilgrimage to Bithur after the British ravaged the ghats in answer to the Great Indian Uprising of 1857.
He looked at me with an expression of great expectation, as if I was to authenticate the wonder.
www.hindu.com /mag/2003/09/28/stories/2003092800230200.htm   (873 words)

 Political Affairs Magazine - Book Review Essay: Why Can’t We be Teenagers in Love with the British Empire?
While it is racy in the way that a Rupert Murdoch tabloid is racy, it doesn’t have much of an analysis of anything, unless one considers the lame argument that terrible as the British were, they did pave the way for the glorious liberal capitalism of today as analysis.
Also, as Ferguson insists over and over again (he does stay on message) the people of India and the other colonial regions might have been worse off on their own or in the hands of other empires, who were usually worse than the British or at least no better.
And even if the Indians were not too prosperous, Ferguson goes on to say that things might have conceivably been worse under a Mughal regime had the great 1857 uprising that imperialists call the "Sepoy Mutiny" and Indian scholars see as their first war of independence succeeded.
www.politicalaffairs.net /article/articleview/1561/1/32   (1346 words)

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