The Revolt of 1856

  • Vrinda Yadav
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  • Vrinda Yadav

    Student at IILM University, India

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The Revolt, Indian Mutiny, or First War of Independence was a major uprising against British authority in 1857. Despite its failure, the 1857 rebellion was widely supported. The British East India Company acted as an independent government in India for the British throne. The Revolt of 1857 was a stepping stone towards the initial explosion of anger and rage stemming from the widespread resentment against the British. The Revolt of 1857 is a significant historical event and a crucial period of history. The rebellion began on May 10, 1857, when sepoys of the Company's army launched a mutiny at the garrison town of Meerut. Considered to be the first instance of organised opposition to the British East India Company was the Revolt of 1857. The majority of the Indian public backed the insurrection, despite the fact that it was initially a sepoy rebellion. Peasants, craftsmen, and followers of different cultures and religions all participated in the rebellion. The soldiers of the East India Company dedicated their life for the good of others. Everyone got together in this rebellion and fought as one. The revolt brought major Chages in the company and over all rule of the Englishmen in the country. The system and administration of the Englishmen was changed. Some also like to say that the revolt marked the end of the British rule over the country. In this paper the author has talked about the background, reasons, results of the revolt and the role it played for the independence of the country. The method of research is doctrinal.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 227 - 233


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