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  Sepoy Rebellion
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.
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.
In June, sepoys under General Wheeler in Kanpur rebelled - apparently with tacit approval of Nana Sahib - and besieged the European entrenchment.
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  Indian rebellion of 1857 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sepoys were native Indian soldiers serving in the army of the British East India Company under British officers trained in the East India Company College, the company's own military school in England.
Sepoy soldiers found themselves constantly pitted against their countrymen in an army which the common soldiers increasingly began to feel was governed by wholly foreign influences.
In June, sepoys under General Wheeler in Kanpur, (known as Cawnpore by the British) rebelled — apparently with tacit approval of the Nana Sahib — and besieged the European entrenchment.
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 Indian rebellion of 1857 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
1857–1858 was a period of armed uprising and rebellions in mostly northern and central India against British colonial rule on the subcontinent.
Sepoys were native Indian soldiers serving in the army of the East India Company under British officers trained in the East India Company College, the company's own military school in England.
The sepoys captured the important towns in Haryana, Bihar, Central Provinces and the United Provinces.
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 BBC - Radio 4 Empire - The Sepoy Rebellion (I)
The Sepoy Rebellion began in the spring of 1857 in Bengal among the sepoys - a Sepoy is an Indian soldier.
The reasons for the rebellion were long standing and included: attempts by British missionaries to convert all India to Christianity; ineffectual command of the army in Bengal; insensitive recruiting policy and "Europeanization" of the sepoy regiments and sepoy objections to serving outside their homeland and traditional areas.
The sepoys are ignorant men; they believe that it is contemplated to force upon them what is objectionable in their eyes; and an opinion of this kind having got abroad nothing short of abandoning the introduction of all new cartridges will prove effectual to remove it.
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 INDIAN REBELLION OF 1857 FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Sepoys were native Indian soldiers serving in the army of the British_East_India_Company under British officers trained in the East_India_Company_College, the company's own military school in England.
In June, sepoys under General Wheeler in Kanpur, (known as Cawnpore by the British) rebelled — apparently with tacit approval of the Nana_Sahib — and besieged the European entrenchment.
Rebellion erupted in the state of Awadh (also known as Oudh, in modern-day Uttar_Pradesh) very soon after the events in Meerut.
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 Sepoy Rebellion: 1857
When it began on Sunday, May 10, 1857 the Sepoy rebellion was a complete surprise to the British, many of whom were "blind to the unrest that had been created, in part, by the rapid imposition of direct British control over two-thirds of India" [1].
The Indian units were called "native sepoys" and soon became the largest part of the British forces in India, eventually outnumbering European troops ten to one [3].
These rebellions would be remembered later by some Indian freedom fighters as the first stages of the struggle for independence from colonialism - whether they were related to later uprisings or not, the sepoy rebellions certainly sent a message to the British that demanded to be heard.
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 Indian rebellion of 1857 -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
1857–1858 was a period of armed uprising and rebellions in northern and central (A republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947) India against (The people of Great Britain) British (A resident of a colony) colonial rule on the subcontinent.
The (Click link for more info and facts about sepoy) sepoys (from sipahi, Hindi for soldier, used for native Indian soldiers) had their own list of grievances against the Company Raj, mainly caused by the ethnic gulf between the British officers and their Indian troops.
Rebellion erupted in the state of (Click link for more info and facts about Awadh) Awadh (also known as Oudh, in modern-day (A state in northern India) Uttar Pradesh) very soon after the events in Meerut.
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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.
Sepoys were native Indian soldiers serving in the Bengal army of the British East India Company under British officers trained in the East India Company College, the company's own military school in England.
Sepoys throughout India were issued with a new rifle, the Pattern of 1853 Enfield Percussion cap rifled musket - a vastly more powerful and accurate weapon than the old smoothbore Brown Bess they had been using for the last several decades.
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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.
The sepoys rejected this concept of a new drill, pointing out that that they might very well forget and bite the cartridge, not surprising given the extensive drilling that 19th century soldiers received in loading and firing their muskets.
The sepoys knew it was very likely that they would also be asked to use the new cartridges and they too would have to refuse in order to save their caste, religion and social status.
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 Sepoy Rebellion - Picture - MSN Encarta
An 1859 lithograph depicts the storming of Delhi in 1857 by rebelling Indian troops, known as sipahi, or sepoys.
This event sparked what became known as the Sepoy Rebellion, in which sepoys, princes, and other disaffected Indians fought to drive British colonial forces out of India.
The revolt caught the British by surprise, and two years of ferocious fighting ensued before the British completely overcame the rebellion.
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 Rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It may therefore be seen as encompassing a range of behaviors from civil disobedience to a violent organized attempt to destroy established authority.
For example, the Boxer rebellion was an uprising against Western commercial and political influence in China during the final years of the 19th century, and the Jacobite Risings which attempted to restore the deposed Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland were called the Jacobite Rebellions by the government.
A violent rebellion is sometimes referred to as an insurgency while a larger one may escalate into a civil war.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Sepoy
The mutiny began when sepoys refused to use new rifle cartridges (which were thought to be lubricated with grease containing a mixture...
It began as a mutiny of Indian sepoys in the army of the English EAST INDIA COMPANY, commencing at Meerut on 10 May 1857, and spreading rapidly to Delhi and including most regiments of the Bengal army as well as a large...
Sepoys, convicts and the 'bazaar' contingent: the emergence and exclusion of 'Hindustani' pioneers at the Singapore frontier.
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 Indian Mutiny. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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.
In repressing the rebellion the British were aided by the loyalty of the Punjab (the Sikhs did not wish to see the restoration of Mughal rule) and the passivity of the south.
The rebellion was marked by atrocities on both sides, the British taking savage reprisals for the massacres perpetrated by the rebels.
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 The Sepoy Rebellion of 1857-59
The sepoys knew the tactical potential of the Enfield Rifle but mistakenly advanced against Nicholson's force thinking that they are loyal native troops because Nicholson’s Europeans were dressed in Khaki coloured uniforms.
Rebellion started from the army and it was only then that the feudal and at many places the people who joined it.
But in 1857 the sepoy was speaking for all the Indian and was trying to unilaterally get what Indians got in 1947 after a long series of constitutional and political negotiations.
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 BarbManning.net Freelance - Shaithan's Wind: The 1857 Sepoy Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Captain J. Wright, the sepoy's European officer, considered the incident of sufficient magnitude to merit a report to the divisional commander, Major-General John B. Hearsey.
Two days later, a court of inquiry examined the insubordination charges against the sepoys and found that their motives were both fear of the cartridge lubricant and the paper used in its construction.
The mutineers incited the local sepoys to rebel before releasing prisoners from the jail and marching on the Red Fort, the royal palace of Bahadur Shah II (d.
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 The Sepoy Rebellion of 1857-59
The sepoys fought as a regiment or maximum as a brigade in case of Bareilly, Nimach or Indore Brigades.
The sepoys took the initiative in killing women and children although in most cases this was done by riotous civilians and the riff raff.
Karl Marx said “However, infamous the conduct of sepoys, it is only the reflex, in a concentrated form, of England’s own conduct in India, not only during the epoch of the foundation of her Eastern Empire, but even during the last ten years of a long settled rule.
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 The Militant - November 5, 2001 -- Sepoy rebellion was a national uprising against British rule
To load it the sepoys had to bite off the ends of cartridges that were lubricated with a mixture of lard from pigs and cows.
The sepoys were, in their origins, peasants with close ties to their kinspeople in the villages.
However, the actions taken by the rebelling sepoys pale in comparison to the brutality and cruelty inflicted by the British forces, which were reinforced with additional troops from the United Kingdom.
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 Sepoy Rebellion - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Sepoy Rebellion - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sepoy Rebellion (1857-1859), also known as the Indian War of Independence, uprising against British rule in India begun by Indian troops (sipahi or...
The annexation of Indian territory and the rigorous taxation on Indian land contributed to a revolt against British rule that began in 1857 (Sepoy...
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 The Well of Bibighar: Whites in India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In January 1857, the rumor spread through the Sepoys in the Bengal army that the new ammunition issued to them had been packed in a grease which had been derived from cattle and pigs (there was apparently truth to this rumor).
By June 1858, the last of the Sepoy rebels had been captured, and a terrible revenge exacted upon hundreds of them: although none were put to death as cruelly as they had killed the White women and children, in many cases a public display of their execution was made.
The major result of the Sepoy Mutiny was that the British Parliament in 1858, enacted legislation, termed the Act for the Better Government of India, which transferred the administration of India from the East India Company to the British government.
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 European Imperialism, 1851-1900
Violence against the British spread among the Sepoys, and it spread as leading landowners encouraged revolt among civilians, the landlords hoping to regain losses from land reform that the British had imposed on them.
During the rebellion the British government took control of India from the East India Company, Britain's possessions in India henceforth to be governed by a government-appointed viceroy and the British government's colonial office.
In the wake of the Sepoy rebellion, however, remained widespread mistrust of British rule.
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Pandey was born in the village of Nagwa in district Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
He is primarily known for attacking his British officers in an incident that sparked what is known to the British as the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 and to Indians as the First War of Indian Independence.
The matters could have been worsened by the fact that an overwhelming number of sepoy in the Bengal Native Infantry was made of Brahmin sepoys from Awadh.
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 SEPOY MUTINY
The Sepoy Mutiny was also known as the Indian Revolution because the English soldiers weren't threatened by an external enemy, but by their own subjects, the Sepoys.
The Sepoys heard that their cartridges, which were to be bitten off, were greased with cow and pig fat.
The Sepoys began a mutiny of the British Bengal army.
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 Imperialism is a Latin word, derived from the era of the Roman Empire
The sepoys in Clive’s Bengal army were given the same uniforms and weapons as the British and were drilled in the same tactics and disciplines of war.
The sepoy pay was also not keeping pace with the cost of living, and he was growing more unable to house, feed, and equip himself from his small salary.
The sepoys believed that the grease was made of the mixture of cow and pig fat, which offended the Hindus who see the cow as sacred.
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 History: The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857
These military grievances which although significant were not themselves enough to incite rebellion, as it took a perceived attack on the Sepoy religious institutions to trigger of the rebellion.
adjudged responsible for the undermining of discipline of the sepoys of the Native Army'.
Given that the `entire south of India took no part in the rebellion' it seems impossible to justify the claim that the events were a war of independence.
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 Baxter's EduNET - Time Machine
Sepoys were Indian troops serving in the British army.
The rebels are defeated at Delhi and Lucknow and the whole rebellion is put down by the end of 1858.
One result of the rebellion was the elimination of the East India Company in 1858.
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 The Sepoy Rebellion (1857)
In other words, the Sepoy soldiers found themselves constantly pit against their countrymen in an army governed by what common soldiers came to feel were outside influences.
Nevertheless, the lesson of the Sepoy War is not one of victory or justice, but failure.
Though the exact cause of the Sepoy War has yet to be agreed upon, and it is likely that there were many complex causes rather than one, it is clear that British interference governments and the oppression of the Indian people, religious and economic, created a bloody revolution.
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