The Revolt of 1857

Events and Aftermath of the Revolt

The sepoys in Meerut rose in revolt and also occupied Delhi. The jail in Meerut was stormed by the sepoys, and all their comrades were released. Bahadur Shah Zafar was declared as the Emperor of Hindustan on 11 May 1857. British reprisal from Punjab changed the tide of the Revolt. Various rulers lik ....Read More

Nature and causes of the revolt of 1857

The Revolt of 1857 was a reply from Indians to the British oppressive policies. Lord Dalhousie followed an aggressive expansionist policy and unjustly annexed Satara, Nagpur and Jhansi, using the Policy of Doctrine of Lapse. Also the decline of pension and refusing royal status, exploitative revenue ....Read More

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