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Military Causes of Revolt of 1857 : Part I
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In this lesson Ashna talks about the military causes that has resulted into the revolt of 1857.

Ashna Sisodia is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Ashna Sisodia
PSIR Optional Faculty, having scored 125+ in the prelims and 140 in Essay Paper and 110+ each in GS Papers in the UPSC Mains 2017.

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  1. Course : Modern History (Pre & Mains) Module 2 Integrated Approach Presented by: Ashna Sisodia

  2. About Me Verified Educator at Unacademy From Chandigarh, India. An Educator at Unacademy since October 2016 Appeared in UPSC CSE Mains 2017 and scored 140 marks in Essay paper and 110 marks each in GS 2 and 3ao Scored 125+ in Prelims 2017 Political Science and International Relations Optional for Mains 2019 . Ashna Sisodia . CSE Btech from UIET, Courses Made so Far In this Course, Ashna Sisodia will comprehensively cover complete Poitical Sclence and nternational Relations in the form of stories and elaborately explain topics, which will be helptul in solving Mains Optional Paper in UPSC latest pattern. The Course will be conducted in English and the notes wil also be provided in English India Yearbook 2018 and Learning Maps quickly in 25 Lessons Nuclear security Doctrine IR & PSIF World History - Module 1 and The Hindu June MCQs The Hindu Weekly Killer Course June 2018 Crash Course on International Organizations and International Relations Modern History and Answer Writing on Geography Mains

  3. THE GREAT UPRISING OF 1857 A.D Rani Kakshmibai

  4. MILITARY CAUSES 1. Soldiers-an important organ of Indian society 2. Disproportionate number of European and Indian soldiers 3. Appointment of military officers to civil posts 4. Low salaries and allowances of Indian sepoys 5. Discriminations with Indian sepoys regarding promotions 6. Blow to self-respect to Indian sepoys 7. Blow to the religious feelings of Indian soldiers 8. Bad effects of the annexation of Oudh 9. Opposition to the general service enlistment act 10. Faulty classification of the troops 11. Characteristics qualities of Bengali sepoys 12. Bad effects of the first afghan war 13. Circulations of mysterious chapatis 14. Immediate cause

  5. What led to the mutiny The rebellion of 1857 was not predicated on a single event, rather, it was an accumulation of various factors. Tallow and lard-greased cartidges delivered the final blows that triggered the uprising. CartridgeGun How it was loaded Pacase Powder 1 Soldiers had to tear open the end of the cartridge with their teeth. The grease was rumoured to be derived from beef and pork. 2 They then had to pour the gunpowder into the muzzle of the rifle, and thrust the bullet -still wrapped in the cartridge paper-into it 3 They would then take the ram-rod from its slot beneath the rifle barrel, bring it to the ready add a percussion cap, set the target and fire Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-musket Bullet - Grease

  6. EVENTS OF THE REVOLT 1. Beginning of the revolt 2. Meerut 3. Delhi 4. Kanpur 5. Lucknow 6. Benares and Allahabad 7. Central India 8. Bihar 9. Bareilly and Places involved in the revolt of 1857 o Kabul KASHMIR Srinagar CHINA Amroha TIBET MultanNEPAL EtawahALucknow owelior Kanpur Jhansi Patna Tropic of Cancer Shahjahnpur 10. Punjab Barrackpur ANagpur

  7. NATURE OF THE REVOLT OF 1857 A.D First view point: a military revolt 1. Military grievances; main cause of revolt 2. Greased cartridges ; an immediate cause 3. Revolt started by the sepoys 4. Support by disgruntled rulers 5. Lack of interest by the masses From Meerut To Delhi The Route Our Freedom Fighters Took Meerut Victoria Park May 10, 1857 Jani Buzurg Katha Dola Khajuri KhaKhekra Delhi (Red Fort) May 11, 1857 May 11, 1857 Morning 7. a.m.

  8. SECOND VIEW POINT ; FIRST WAR OF INDIAN INDEPENDENT 1. National leadership of bahadur shah 2. Bahadur shah talks with the government of Russia and Persia Discontentment of the Indians against British rule Plan of the revolt against the British Decision to install bahadur shah as the emperor of India Both the sets participated in the revolt Support of the common people to the rebels War fought for independence 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

  9. CAUSES OF THE FAILURE OF THE REVOLT 1. Revolt of 1857 was localized restricted and disorganized 2. Loyalty of the native rulers to the britishers 3. Limited resources of the rebels 4. Lack of able Reasons for Failure of 1857 Revolt leadership and experience k of organization among the rebels Military Reasons Ideological Reasons Administrative Reasons 6. Early outbreak of the revolt 7. Absence of high ideal among the rebels 8. Insolence of Bengali sepoys 9. The rebels remained deprived of the peasants support 10. Sikhs and Gurkhas provided Support to the British 11. Rebels lacked better weaponry 12. Role played by railways and telegraph 13. Britishers policy of divide and rule There was no planning among the rebels. It was an unorganized effort British army wasrtcipate superior in organisation -All sections did not princes and educated classes) British army had unlimited supplies There was no alternative to feudalism put forth by the rebels The leadership The rebels had limited supplies -was weak. There was no direction to the movement and outdated ammunition

  10. 14. Role played by British navy 15. England help to company government in India 16. Able generals of the britishers 17. 1857 A.D, a favorable year for the British 18. Liberal policy of canning

  11. 13. Reorganization of fiscal systenm 14. Re-organisation of police department 15. Reforms in judicial system 16. Adoption of the policy of divide and rule

  12. ECONOMIC EFFECTS 1. 2. 3. 4. Agricultural reforms Economic exploitation of the Indians Growth of British economic imperialism Leniency towards jaghirdars and feudal lords

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