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  proXsa:History:Revolt of 1857
In the case of the 1857 Revolt, that spark came as the episode of greased cartridges.
As already noted, 1857 Revolt consisted both of rebellion by the sepoys or soldiers and reaction from sections of the general Indian population.
Writing in 1857 itself, he commented that the British in creating a native army had simultaneously organized the "first general centre of resistance which the Indian people was ever possessed of." He also noted that Muslims and Hindus had combined against their common masters by renouncing their mutual antipathies.
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 The Revolt of 1857
The revolt of 1857 was the most severe outburst of anger and discontent accumulated in the hearts of various sections of the Indian society ever since the inception of British rule in Bengal, following the Battle of Plassey in 1757 and the Battle of Buxar.
The Revolt of 1857 was clearly not a success but it is unfair to dismiss it as a mere mutiny.
The end of the Revolt also led to the reorganization of the army and India was completely ruined from economic point of view.
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 SEPOY MUTINY,   (Site not responding. Last check: )
revolt between 1857 and 1859 of the Indian soldiers (called sepoys) in the Bengal army of the British East India Co.
The first mutinous act occurred on May 10, 1857, at Meerut, when 85 soldiers, who had been placed in chains for refusing to use the new cartridges, were freed by their comrades.
The most important result of the rebellion was the abolition in 1858 of the East India Co. and the transfer of the administration of India to the British crown.
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 Revolt of 1857,The Great Indian Revolt of 1857,Revolt of 1857 in India,First Indian War of Independence
The revolt of 1857 was concluded as a first Indian War of Independence.
1857 revolt aimed to be dignified as the first Indian War of Independence; but nor was it so restricted that one can dismiss it as just a mutiny.
Which is why, while admitting that 1857 was limited in its scope, one cannot just dismiss it as a mutiny.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Revolt
While on a diplomatic mission he was impressed by the culture and sophistication of Rome, and in the Jewish revolt of 66–70 he...
It was the climax of a series of local revolts that dated from the 15th cent.
The Dutch Revolt: Graham Darby explains how and why the creation of the Dutch state preceded the existence of Dutch national feeling.
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 proXsa:History:Revolt of 1857
In the case of the 1857 Revolt, that spark came as the episode of greased cartridges.
Writing in 1857 itself, he commented that the British in creating a native army had simultaneously organized the "first general centre of resistance which the Indian people was ever possessed of." He also noted that Muslims and Hindus had combined against their common masters by renouncing their mutual antipathies.
Strictly speaking, Revolt of 1857 cannot be described 'national', for national would entail a reaction to colonial rule in modernist terms.
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The storm-centers of the Revolt of 1857 were at Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Jhansi and Arrah in Bihar.
The revolt at Lucknow was led by Begum of Avadh who had proclaimed her younger son, Birjis Kadr, as the Nawab of Avadh.
One of the great leaders of the Revolt of 1857 and perhaps one of the greatest heroines of Indian history, was the young Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi.
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The revolt at Lucknow was led by Begum of Avadh who had proclaimed her younger son, Birjis Kadr, as the Nawab of Avadh.
One of the great leaders of the Revolt of 1857 and perhaps one of the greatest heroines of Indian history, was the young Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi.
The greatest heroes of the Revolt were, however, the sepoys many of whom displayed great courage in the field of battle and thousands of whom unselfishly laid down their lives.
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Revolt of the Pahariya Sirdars of restless Bihar against the British Government.
Revolt of Maniram Dewan and Saring Raja of Assam, their arrest by the British Government.
Revolts against Jap occupation army by the Tribes of Andaman group of islands.
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 Political Affairs Magazine - India: The 1857 Revolt And Its Historiography: An Overview
The Revolt of 1857 was born out of various features ranging from the British policy of conquest and expansion to the colonial exploitation of India.
R.C. Majumdar, The Sepoy Mutiny and the Revolt of 1857, 1957; S.B.Chaudhuri, Civil Revolt in the Indian Mutinies, 1857-59, 1957 and Theories of the Indian Mutiny, 1965; S.N. Sen, Eighteen Fifty-Seven, 1957; and, K.K. Datta, Reflections on the Mutiny, 1967).
What needs to be emphasised is that the 1857 Revolt represents possibly one of the most powerful and dramatic anti-colonial movements which united the peasants and the landed sections against the ruthless imperialist onslaught over the first half of the nineteenth century.
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 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion
The revolt of 1857 has been stalked by silly controversies ever since it began.
British officers in 1857 got misled into the controversy about the greased cartridges, which many of them believed in their delusion had caused the huge conflagration.
What Gandhi, and many other Indians failed to recognize and admit was the fact that 1857 saw a level of violence on both sides that was quite unprecedented in the history of British rule in India.
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 Looking back at the revolt of 1857
Sepoy Mutiny or the the revolt of 1857 was the country’s first indigenous protest against British rule.
“1857 was the first expression of the struggle to emerge as a nation.
Secular revolt Hindu insurrection peasant uprising or Muslim nationalism these are the many interpretations of the 1857 uprising and it’s a legacy that everyone wants to claim.
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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.
This was not the view taken by the British themselves after 1857: instead they scaled down their programme of reform, and also sought to appease the gentry and princely families, who had been major instigators of 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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 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.
Starting out as a revolt of the Sepoys - it was soon accompanied by a rebellion of the civil population, particularly in the North Western Provinces and Oudh.
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.
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 » History-1999-Set I :: CBSE
The revolt of 1857 was an epoch -making event of Indian history.It was the first revolt of its kind, which threatened the British rule in India.The revolt, did not take place suddenly.
Ans.The Revolt of 1857 is shrouded in controversy.
In conclusion, the revolt should be viewed as the first uprising in India where the masses vented their discontent on the oppressors.
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 History of India - British : The Independence Struggle of 1857   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In March 1857, the Indian army at Barrackpore mutinied and this spread rapidly like a wildfire and assumed the character of a popular rebellion and a war of Indian independence.
By 1857 the material for mass upheaval was ready and required only a spark to set it afire.
On May 10, 1857 sepoys stationed at Meerut mutinied and marched to Delhi and proclaimed Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor, as the Emperor of India.
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 www.voww.net - Independance Day (Indian Government)
He was the here of the Revolt of 1857, he was among the first to raise his voice for the freedom of his country.
She led her troops to battle against the British in the Revolt of 1857.
In March 1857, the Indian army at Barrackpore mutinied and this rebellion spread to the other areas to become a bid for Indian independence.The revolt proved a turning point in India's history though it was suppressed by the British.
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 Indian Mutiny. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The British replaced the cartridges when the mistake was realized; but suspicion persisted, and in Feb., 1857, began a series of incidents in which sepoys refused to use the cartridges.
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.
Delhi was recaptured in Sept., 1857, and Lucknow (which had been abandoned in Nov., 1857) was retaken in Mar., 1858.
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 SOCIAL SCIENTIST V.26:No.1-4 Jan - Apr 1998
The Revolt of 1857 is one of those events which have been interpreted again and again by officials, nationalists and historians.
But in a large region whose population today amounts to nearly a quarter of the population of this country, the revolt took the complexion of what Disraeli pronounced to be a "national revolt".
Whether the revolt was not simply "national" in this sense, but also "nationalist" can always be debated, and the absence of ideas of equality and democracy among the rebel leaders can be legitimately stressed.
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 1857 was first war of independence rather than mere mutiny: seminar | IndianMuslims.info
The 1857 Revolt created such a situation which served as the stepping stones for the freedom movement in the later days.
The cause of this Revolt was not the cartridges containing cow or pig fat nor was it the case of Deen Dharma.
While Dr Das termed 1857 the outcome of conflict between the traditionalist Indians and the British capitalists, Agrawal said according to renowned historian MN Roy this Revolt was in fact the result of powerful expression of social reaction.
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 -- Schwartzberg Atlas -- Digital South Asia Library
If the Revolt of 1857–59 was really the beginning of the end of British rule in India, as some modern historiographers suggest, few people living at the time were aware of it.
In quite another vein, the Revolt imparted to the British a sense of urgency with respect to the recently begun task of tying India together by a network of railroads and telegraphs, which were appreciated for their military as well as their economic and administrative utility.
Apart from the shock, fear, and revulsion caused by the excesses of the British response to the 1857–59 revolt, a politically significant alteration in the attitudes of the Indians was slow in coming.
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 AcademicDB - Can the revolt of 1857 be described as a popular revolt against foreign domination?
An uprising is termed as popular on the basis of the degree of participation of the general populace and the geographical extent of spread.
In case of the revolt of 1857, all these issues have been subject of contentions, and continuing, debates.
Though the scale and intensity of the revolt of 1857 is generally acknowledged to be much greater than previous revolts, this fact by itself does not prove the...
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 India Then, Iraq Now: Remembering a Revolt
Conveniently forgotten are the facts of colonial exploitation that made the affair of cartridges a catalyst for a revolt of such ramifications.
India's Revolt of 1857 was also one against the "doctrine of lapse" an annexation policy devised by Lord Dalhousie, the British governor-general of India from 1848 to 1856.
The Revolt of 1857 was a remarkable display of Hindu-Muslim unity in India against colonialism.
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 The Hindu : Kerala News : Depiction of 1857 revolt as religious war flayed
Bhattacharya said the colonial representation of the events of 1857 as a `religious war' with its trigger in the composition of the grease used in the Enfield cartridge is far from realistic and that there was much popular participation in the rebellion than has been granted by colonial historiography.
Historian Irfan Habib, who coordinated the symposium, said the Revolt of 1857 was an event that was characterised by something more than `regional patriotism.' It was nationalism, but a certain kind of `Indian patriotism' that prompted the rebellious sections to join the revolt.
Sabyasachi Bhattacharya said it is inappropriate to use the term `mutiny' to describe the revolt because it is beyond doubt that 1857 witnessed a popular movement with considerable participation by the civilian population and with a leadership drawn almost entirely from outside the East India Company's army.
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 webindia123.com-Indian History-Modern-British Governors and Governor Generals-Lord Dalhousie
The imposition of the subsidiary alliance of 1805 on the ruler of Travancore led to the rise of Diwan Velu Tampi with the Nair battalion.
The revolt of 1857 broke out owing to political, administrative and economic causes besides the social and religious causes.
The revolt of 1857 was followed by several changes that included the transfer of Indian administration from East India Company to the crown, respect of the honour, dignity and territorial possession of the native princes.
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 A Historical Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Right from the revolt of 1857 to the demolition of the Babri Mosque in 1992, the sacrifices given by Indian Muslims of the subcontinent are too much that if an appraisal is made of these sacrifices in material terms it will come to a Himalayan magnitude.
Consequently, whether it is the revolt of 1857 or the confrontation over the Babri Masjid this war-loving leadership has set Muslims, on all occasions, to the path of conflict to be welcomed only by deprivation and defeat.
Being an eye witness to the turmoil of 1857, and then after a critical observation/estimation of the situation he realized that the Muslims were not in a position to make an advance, but they were in a stage of preparation.
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 Kamat's Potpourri: First Indian War of Independence
The violence started on May 10, 1857 in Meerut, when Mangal Pandey, a soldier in the Army shot his commander for forcing the Indian troops to use the controversial rifles.
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.
Lucknow, forty-five miles to the northeast, had been immediately besieged by the mutineers and was relieved by Henry Havelock's troops on September 25, five days after the final reoccupation of Delhi, the other chief center of the mutiny.
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