THE INDIAN MUTINY 10 MAY, 1857
INDIAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
A significant realisation by Indians that foreigners were not welcome in India, and should stop draining the country off its prosperity and resources.
This was the day when Indian Sepoys bombed and killed several British officers in the Meerut Cantonment.
This was the day when Indian Sepoys bombed and killed several British officers in the Meerut Cantonment. The tipping point was the use of cow and pig fat in the grease of the rifle cartridges used by the soldiers.
Reasons for THE UPRISING Economic exploitation by forcing imported goods and banning local stuff Destruction of traditional cultures that pushed artisans into poverty xclusion of Indians in the higher administrative osts in the government, Treatment of all Indians with racial arrogance and contempt Annexation of kingdoms as per the Doctrine of Lapse policy and forcing people to convert to Christianity.
85 NORTHERN INDIA THE MUTINY 1857-9 APG IANIST lish Miles Helma REFERENGE The principol ceatres of the Mutiny are underlined thus, Benare Railmays are shown thus, The line from Galeutts to Ranigagi was spen in 1857, thot from Allahabod to Cawopore in 1858. The Grand Trunk Road is shown thus. Othor Main Roads are Sanpu Badisarm G u
The Battle of Kanpur
The Battle of Jhansi .
The Revolt of Bihar
It is evident that towards the end of the year 1859, the rebellions that constituted the First War of Independence were successfully crushed by the British soldiers.