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The Revolt Of 1857: 1.4 Response Of The British (for UPSC CSE)
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This lesson explains the various steps taken by the East India Company to crush the Great Rebellion. How they planned, how they recaptured Delhi within 4 months of start of the revolt, how their superior leadership helped British defeat the rebels in just over a year and ends with the fate of leaders.

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  1. THE REVOLT OF 1857: 1.4 RESPONSE OF THE BRITISH Presented by Roman Saini

  2. ABOUT ME Cleared CSE-2013 Co-founder at Unacademy Loves to teach Follow me on Unacademy:

  3. START May and June, 1857: Complete silence from Britishers (before the storm) > Planned extensively May and June, 1857: Complete silence from British Martial law in North India + various other laws passed to help in crushing the revolt These empowered ANYONE (militany, cvilians etc) to punish rebel "Clemency Canning": Last GG, first Vc Bibighar massacre and other events: "Remember Cawnpore" slogan No mercy no prisoners

  4. Tied to cannons, blown to pieces, public hanging from gallows No vakil, appeal or daleel: Direct execution > Swift justice" Lord Canning telegraphed Elphinstone, the Governor of Bombay, to return thoe British forces; Madras and Burma to Calcutta

  5. Remember that Sikhs in Punjab fought with Mughals earlier, so they supported British, helped them attack and re-capture Delhi Bengal towards North Divide and rule Carrot (Zamindars)and Stick (Sepoys)

  6. FATE OF LEADERS BSZ and Zeenat Mahal tried to negotiate with British earlier for their safety. > BS-II captured from Humayun's tomb, tried and banished to Rangoon. Died in 1862. End of Mughals. > Blowing of Kashmere Gate, shooting of BS-II's sons (Mirza Mughal and Mirza Khizr Sultan) and grandson (Mirza Abu Bakht), on a point blank range by Hudson at Khooni/Kabuli Darwaza and then keeping their dead bodies in front of Kotwali for a public display. John Nicholson (died), Lt. Hudson, Lt. Willoughby, Sir Archdale Wilson, John Lawrence

  7. FATE OF LEADERS Tatya Tope continued the fight; he was betrayed by Man Singh, raja of Narwar: April, 1859 Kunwar Singh, Maulvi Ahmadullah, Rao Sahib, Khan Bahadur Khan, Bakht Khan: Dead by 1859 Begaum Hazrat Mahal: Nepal, extremely tough for British to reclaim Nana Sahib: Nepal > Benaras: Colonel James Neill, butchered rebels and sepoys

  8. FATE OF LEADERS > Rani Jhansi: Died -17, June 1858 Scindias in Gwalior sided with British Mahasweta Devi (Bengali): Jhansir Rani > Here lay the woman who was the only man among the rebels: Hugh Rose Indian National Army: Captain Laxmi Sehgal, Rani of Jhansi regiment

  9. SUMMARY > British crushed the revolt in just over a year Lot of resources: Men, Money, Equipments, lots of planning and perfect execution under able general Devil's Wind: Depopulated pro-rebel village Complete ruthlessness shi

  10. INDIAN REBELLION OF 1857: NAMES OF LEADERS Region Kanpur Lucknow Britisher General Leader(s) Nana Saheb Birjis Qadir S/o Begum Wheeler, Colin Campbell James Outram, Inglis, Lawrence Hazrat Mahal Bareilly Khan Bahadur Benaras - Colonel James Neill Sir Hugh Rose John Nicholson, Lt Hudson, Lt. Willoughby Jagdishpur, Arrah, Bihar Kunwar Singh Rani Laxmibai/ Lakshmibai Bahadur Shah Zafar/ General Bakht Khan Maulvi Ahmadullah Jhansi Delhi Faizabad