REBELS AND THE RAJ THE REVOLT OF 1857 AND ITS REPRESENTATIONS
x The dispossession of the taluqdars meant the disruption of the entire social order. oppressors but many of them were also x The British exposed the easants to over x In pre-British times the taluqdars were considerate to the peasants. assessment of revenues and inflexible methods of collection.
x The grievances of the peasant was carried on by the sepoys. x The relationship between the sepoys and their white superiors had deteriorated since 1840's x They had also complained about the low wages for decades.
WHAT REBELS WANTED
x The rebelproclamations had ealed to all sections of the population regardless of their caste and creed. Hindu-Muslim past. incite Hindus against the Muslims and vice x These remembered and glorified the x Although the British had attempted to versa, they failed.
x The proclamations rejected everything x They condemned the annexations carried x They were also enraged by the that represented the British raj. out by the British disposition of the landowners and the ruin of the artisans and weavers caused by foriegn commerce.
x The proclamations also expressed the fear that the people had that the British would destroy their caste and religion. x These rebels deliberately humiliated the elite classes.
x Once British rule had collapsed in these regions attempts were made to restore authority symbol of the world that had been lost. not last longer. x The 18th century Mughal world became a x But these administrative structures did
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