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The Revolt Of 1857 1.1: Beginnings (for UPSC CSE)
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This lesson deals with the introduction to the revolt of 1857 and it provides an overview. It provides some basic facts about the starting of the revolt, the major events, the sepoy mutiny, belligerent regions, areas affected by the revolt, non-participant and supporters of the East India Company.

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Hello sir. Good evening . Sir i'm new to civil services preparation . So i'm just following unacademy. Sir in modern indian history till now i didn't touch any book . The first in modern indian history is i saw your video and i got complete knowledge on modern indian history. Sir now shall i read any other book or is this course enough ? If i should read any other book please tell me which book to read. Please do reply sir. thank you for the course.
sir , i some lecture of 1857 revolt are missing , i did not found 1.3 , 1.4, pls.. share some link if they are available .... and if the pdf files of notes of the videos are available. pls let me know .
Can we have classes on national movement nd role of Gandhiji in national movements ?
thank u sir .......n whats up
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Rohit kumawat
2 years ago
by this you get credit points n then you can download videos from unacademy..
  1. THE REVOLT OF 1857 1.1 BEGINNINGS Presented by Roman Saini Follow me on Unacademy https://unacademv.in/user/RomanSaini


  2. ANALYSE HISTORY: HOW TO APPROACH ANY TOPIC IN MODERN INDIAN HISTORY Read the facts first Causes Effects Aftermath/Consequences Analyses/Critique/Scrutiny Learnings Miscellaneous (Extra points to ponder)


  3. INDIAN REBELLION OF 1857 What it is Causes: Social, Economic, Political, Administrative, Religious Facts > Analysis Points of success Causes of Failure > Aftermath


  4. INDIAN REBELLION OF 1857: FACTS There is no direct British rule TILL that point of time, in India. British here means El Mutiny: Usually reserved for armed forces (troops)


  5. INDIAN REBELLION OF 1857: FACTS The 19th Native Infantry at Berhampur: Disbanded in March 1857? refused to use the new Enfield rifle 34th Native Infantry, Mangal Pande: Shot Sgt. Major of his own regiment! Executed and regiment disbanded 7th Oudh regiment: disbanded 90 men of 3rd Native cavalry did not follow the orders, to use greased cartridges. When they were dismissed and sentenced, it marked the start of the revolt, next day in Meerut, May the 10th, 1857 Released the prisoners, slaughtered the officers, raised the revolt flags > They killed Simon Fraser, the political agent, in Delhi


  6. INDIAN REBELLION OF 1857: FACTS >Morning of 11th May, 1857: Proclaimed BSZ or Bahadur Shah II was proclaimed Shahenshah-e-Hindustan, as the last Mughal emperor BSZ agreed reluctantly, and wrote letters to all major rulers and influential people, to rise against British rule and throw them out of power. It transformed and legitimised a mutiny into the revolt, a great rebellion; perhaps even into the first war of independence. Past glory, a point of leadership (even if only name sake), gave an anchor to the entire Revolt > Time period: 10-05-1857 (Meerut) to 20-06- 1858 (Gwalior) (Little over a year!)


  7. INDIAN REBELLION OF 1857: FACTS- AREA AFFECTED Mains areas affected: Upper Gangetic plains, central India (Present day: Delhi NCR, UP Bihar, MP) Largely confined to the area mentioned 3 mains British presidencies: Bombay, Bengal, Madras Hardly any activity Sikhs in Punjab supported EIC: Soldiers and resources > South India stayed aloof (Madras, Hyderabad, Mysore, Travancore etc.) Kashmir, many states of Rajputana did not join either Rule of thumb: Western, Eastern India (Largely unaffected) and Southern (completely unaffected), North, North West and Central India (Main Participant/ belligerent)