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  Wm Hocker | Indian Mutiny
The mutiny spreads to Delhi with Europeans soon being killed mercilessly throughout Bengal.
Delhi is recaptured, a mutineer siege of the British residents of Lucknow is lifted and finally the Rani of Jhansi, the most capable leader in the mutiny, is defeated in Central India.
The mutiny over, avenged with as much ruthlessness as it began, administration of India is passed from John Company to the British Government and the Army is reorganized.
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There was much discontent among Indian rulers over annexation of their territories and the divide and rule policies of the British and many parts of North India were rife with rumours and suspicions.
However, the lack of the feeling of Indianness, among the masses who were ruled by various princely states prevented the formation of a united opposition to British rule.
The annexation was one of the sparks that ignited the Indian Uprising of 1857.
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There was much discontent among Indian rulers over annexation of their territories and the divide and rule policies of the British and many parts of North India were rife with rumours and suspicions.
However, the lack of the feeling of Indianness, among the masses who were ruled by various princely states prevented the formation of a united opposition to British rule.
The annexation was one of the sparks that ignited the Indian Uprising of 1857.
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  Indian Mutiny - LoveToKnow 1911
THE INDIAN MUTINY, the great revolt of the Bengal native army in 18J7, which led to the transference of Indian government from the East India company to the crown in 1858.
The mediate cause of the Mutiny was the great disproportion between the numbers of British and native troops in India, which gave the sepoys an exaggerated notion of their power; its immediate causes were a series of circumstances which promoted active discontent with British rule.
The The Gwalior contingent of Sindhia's army mutinied in the middle of June, and on the ist of July Holkar's troops revolted at Indore, and the resident, Henry Durand, was forced to leave the residency.
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 THE INDIAN MUTINY - Online Information article about THE INDIAN MUTINY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
arch-villain of the Mutiny, was secretly burning with a sense of injury received from the Indian government.
Havelock's avenging army was within a march of Cawnpore, they were all hacked to death and their bodies—some still faintly breathing—were thrown down the adjacent well which is to-day one of the most famous monuments of British rule in India.
Neill; and on the 6th of June the 6th native infantry at Allahabad mutinied and shot down their officers, but the fort was held until the arrival of jrst Neill, who promptly restored order.
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 History Indian Mutiny - History Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern India.
The Indian rebellion of 1857 was a prolonged period of armed uprisings as well as rebellions in Northern and Central India against British occupation of that part of the subcontinent.
Indians were unhappy with the heavy-handed rule of the Company which had embarked on a project of rather rapid expansion and westernisation.
A secretary of state was entrusted with the authority of Indian affairs and the Crown's viceroy in India was to be the chief executive.
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 Mutiny - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mutiny, in criminal law, unlawful resistance to a superior officer.
Indian Mutiny, sometimes also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, mutiny by Indian soldiers of the British East India Company (known as Sepoys), that led to...
Potemkin Mutiny, celebrated uprising by the crew of the Russian battleship Knyaz Potemkin Tavricheskii during the 1905 Russian Revolution.
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 mutiny - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Mutiny, in criminal law, unlawful resistance to a superior officer.
Indian Mutiny, sometimes also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, mutiny by Indian soldiers of the British East India Company (known as Sepoys), that led to...
Potemkin Mutiny, celebrated uprising by the crew of the Russian battleship Knyaz Potemkin Tavricheskii during the 1905 Russian Revolution.
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  Indian rebellion of 1857 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Due to missionary activity some Indians came to believe that the British intended to forcibly convert them to Christianity, a view which was perhaps not entirely unfounded, as the British religious fashion of the time was Evangelism, and many British East India Company officers took it upon themselves to try to convert their Sepoys.
Indians were unhappy with the heavy-handed rule of the Company which had embarked on a project of rather rapid occupation and westernisation.
Many Indians supported the British, partly due to their dislike at the idea of return of Mughal rule and partly because of the lack of a notion of Indianness, These very forces were crucial to the British re-conquest of the independent areas.
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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 and rebellions in northern and central India against British rule in 1857-1858.
Indians were dissatisfied with the heavy-handed rule of the British East India Company who had embarked on a project of rather rapid westernization.
Sepoys were native Indian soldiers serving in the army of the East India Company under British NCOs and officers trained in the company's own military school in England.
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 Kamat's Potpourri: First Indian War of Independence
It was a remarkable event in Indian history and marked the end of the Mogul empire and sealed India's fate as a British colony for the next 100 years.
Kanpur, a city controlled by British on the Ganges 250 miles southeast of Delhi, surrendered to the Indian soldiers on June 28, 1857, and was the scene of a massacre before it was recaptured by the British on July 16.
It was not until the emergence of Indian National Congress and Mahatma Gandhi that Indians re-gathered their momentum for home rule.
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 Indian Mutiny --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was a rebellion against British rule by a large part of the Bengal army in India.
The mutiny, which was confined to the north, was the most serious threat to British rule in India in the 19th century.
Analysis of the Indian mutiny of 1857 with an emphasis on its causes.
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 Indian Mutiny. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Indian soldiers were dissatisfied with their pay as well as with certain changes in regulations, which they interpreted as part of a plot to force them to adopt Christianity.
The mutiny spread rapidly through N central India, and, by the end of June, Cawnpore (Kanpur) had fallen to the sepoys of Nana Sahib, and Lucknow was besieged.
Although it is too much to say that the mutiny constituted a nationalist uprising, it was at that time that the first stirrings of active Indian nationalism began to be felt.
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Many Indians believed that the British were seeking to destroy traditional Indian social, religious and cultural customs, a view shared by the sepoys of the Bengal Army, a substantial number of whom were high-caste Brahmins.
The Mutiny began in earnest at Meerut on 10 May 1857 when 85 members of the 3rd (Bengal) Light Cavalry who had been imprisoned for refusing the cartridges were rescued by Indian comrades.
The Indian soldiers were issued with a rifle that was inferior to that of their British counterparts and given only limited logistical support.
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 The Indian Mutiny
Many Indians believed that the British were seeking to destroy traditional Indian social, religious and cultural customs, a view shared by the sepoys of the Bengal Army, a substantial number of whom were high-caste Brahmins.
The Mutiny began in earnest at Meerut on 10 May 1857 when 85 members of the 3rd (Bengal) Light Cavalry who had been imprisoned for refusing the cartridges were rescued by Indian comrades.
The Indian soldiers were issued with a rifle that was inferior to that of their British counterparts and given only limited logistical support.
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 The 1857 Indian Mutiny
The revolt, mutiny, or rebellion, which some have seen as the first Indian war of independence, began 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.
The mutiny, which ended by destroying the Mughal Empire, had major effects on the U. as well, forcing the British government to assume direct control over the Indian subcontinent.
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 WBritains Toy Soldiers - Indian Mutiny & Victoria Cross
On May, 1857 the Indian Mutiny began when Sepoys (Indian soldiers) broke into open rebellion.
The spark for the mutiny came with the introduction of a new Enfield rifle that used a cartridge rumored to be greased with a mixture of beef and pork fat, which would highly offensive to both Hindu and Muslim soldiers.
The first relief effort by General Henry Havelock on September 25, 1857 was a pyrrhic victory in that his relief force was so weakened that they were in turn trapped in the Residency with the remaining defenders.
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If Delhi was the symbolic centre of the Mutiny, and Cawnpore (Kanpur) provided its most horrific episode, it was Lucknow that caught the imagination of the British public and became,perhaps, the most well known action of all Britain's 19th century wars.
When news of the mutiny in Meerut reached Jhansi, the Rani asked permission to raise a small bodyguard for her own protection, a measure to which Captain Skene readily agreed.
The Maharaja of Gwalior was loyal to the British during the mutiny but his troops sided with the rebels who had laid their hands on the city.Towards the end of mutiny, Gwalior was subject to heavy fighting, after which British gained complete control over India.
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 Life and Society in British India - Topic 4 The Indian Mutiny of 1857
Where there is dispute, and it is ongoing, concerns the causes of the mutiny and to a lesser extent its consequences.
Thus if the Mutiny is categorised as a 'War of Independence' then it follows that its causes must be a love of country, a desire for freedom, and a concept of nationhood.
Pemble, The Raj, the Indian Mutiny and the Kingdom of Oudh 1801-1859
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 Creation of the Indian identity
Indian historians consider this organization forerunner which paved the way for reformation in India and its establisher as the 'father of modern India'.
Indians were never one nation but always a collection of different entities.
In 1857 a rumor was passed through among the Indian soldiers in the British army that the bullets were greased with cow and pig fats.
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 SikhSpectrum.com Monthly. The Truth About the Indian Mutiny of 1857
Moreover, as the mutiny later turned out to be there appeared to be nothing national or patriotic in it to appeal to the noble sentiments of the Sikhs to attract them, to the side of the mutineers.
The indiscriminate massacre of Indian Christians on the basis of their religion and of unsuspecting Englishmen, and their innocent women and children, were the worst type of blood-thirstiness that sent throughout the country a thrill of horror and hatred against the mutineers and alienated the sympathies of their prospective friends.
The mutiny could not, as such, be called a general mutiny of the Indian Army.
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 Indian rebellion of 1857 Summary
The Mutiny or Sepoy rebellion (1857–1858), or, as it is often referred to in contemporary India or Pakistan, the War for Indpendence, changed the shape of the British empire.
Before the Mutiny, British India was ruled through a chartered business corporation, the East India Company, under the fiction that they were the proxies of native princes.
The local Indian troops joined the insurgents in restoring the aged Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II (1775–1862) to the throne of his ancestors.
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 The Great Indian Mutiny - Aug. 10, 2003
Later when prisoners started to be taken and trials held, those convicted of mutiny were lashed to the muzzles of cannon and a roundshot fired through their bodies.
A study of the mutiny revealed a civilian component with native rulers and influential landlords supporting the uprising.
To say that the Indian Mutiny was a misjudgment about the use of animal fat, is to simplify its causes, much in the same way if we view the Oakwood mutiny as solely a protest against low pay or corruption in the military.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Books: The Indian Mutiny: 1857   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This account of the Indian Mutiny tends to fall between the two extremes - the lists of regiments who mutinied reflecting the less interesting aspect that contrast sharply with the shocking stories of the atrocities against women and children as told through letters and other accounts.
Having explained the build-up to the mutiny – but not in enough depth I felt – Saul drew a picture of what was happening across the affected areas of India.
The Indian mutiny is a subject which has often been taken up whether by other historians, such as Christopher Hibbert (who compared to this wrote a rather turgid account), or even in fiction.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Books: The Indian Mutiny: 1857   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was the bloodiest insurrection in the history of the British Empire.
The first is that the mutiny was not a spontaneous uprising with one simple cause (the beef/pork tallow cartridge issue).
David's second point, that the mutiny could have succeeded, he proves his point by showing that since the mutiny had spread to several areas, and since the British were substantially outnumbered by the natives, the outcome was dicey for many months.
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