The sepoy mutiny was a widespread and ultimately ineffective uprising against british imperial rule in india led by members of the bengal army beginning in meerut on 10 may 1857, the rebellion spread throughout north and central india to such cities as delhi, agra, cawnpore, gwalior, and lucknow. The great rebellion of 1857 (also called the indian mutiny, sepoy rebellion, and first war of independence) began as a mutiny by bengal army soldiers, or sepoys, against their commanders in the. A controversial new history of the indian mutiny, which broke out 150 years ago and is acknowledged to have been the greatest challenge to any european power in the 19th century, claims that the. The sepoy mutiny / the indian mutiny 71 pins find this pin and more on the sepoy mutiny / the indian mutiny by great history teaching the sepoy mutiny, india, interior of the secundra bagh after the slaughter of rebels by the highlanders and punjab regiment first attack of sir colin campbell in november lucknow. The cause of the sepoy mutiny, also known as the indian rebellion of 1857, is often attributed to the incident which is believed to have sparked the uprising: the opposition by hindu and muslim soldiers in the british army of bengal, known as sepoys, to the issue of ammunition for the new 1853 enfield rifle that came pregreased in paper cartridges.
The sepoy uprising or the sepoy mutiny has been described as to possess two sides that give rise to two different stories according to the british, it was a series that was composed of clumsy minor skirmishes on the mutineers' part that was quashed fats. Sepoy definition, (formerly, in india) a native soldier, usually an infantryman, in the service of europeans, especially of the british see more. 1857 - the war of independence: the sepoy mutiny the revolutionary upheaval of 1857 although dismissed by some as merely a sepoy's mutiny or revolt, or as a protest against the violation of religious rights by the british, the great uprising of 1857 is slowly gaining recognition as india's first war of independence.
India: sepoy mutiny of 1856 and 1857 gives us fresh insight into one of the most turbulent periods in indian history the sepoy mutiny, india, 1857: interior of the secundra bagh after the slaughter of 2,000 rebels by the 93rd highlanders and 4th punjab regiment first attack of sir colin campbell in november 1857, lucknow. The immediate cause of the indian revolt of 1857, or sepoy mutiny, was a seemingly minor change in the weapons used by the british east india company's troops the company had upgraded to the new pattern 1853 enfield rifle, which used greased paper cartridges. Their mutiny encouraged rebellion by considerable numbers of indian civilians in a broad belt of northern and central india - roughly from delhi in the west to benares in the east.
India's first war for independence (aka indian rebellion of 1857) began as a mutiny of sepoys of theeast india company's army on 10 may 1857, in the cantonment of the town of meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper gangetic plain and central india, with the major hostilities confined to present-day uttar pradesh, bihar, northern madhya. That is why it is also called sepoy mutiny but the revolt did not remain limited to the soldiers, later it spread and took a massive form some people also called this-‘india’s first war of independence’ revolt of 1857 india:causes, effects, history, one of the important events of indian history is the revolt of 1857 it was the. Indian history timeline till sepoy mutiny banking , general knowledge , india , indian history expansion of british east india company control in india in the first half of the century leads many indians to fear subjugation of social and religious customs, causing growing resentment to the british presence. The 1857 event: mutiny or beginnings of a fight for independence the 1857 indian mutiny (also known as the sepoy rebellion, the great mutiny, and the revolt of 1857.
Indian mutiny definition, a revolt of the sepoy troops in british india (1857–59), resulting in the transfer of the administration of india from the east india company to the crown see more. The sepoy rebellion in may 1857, a group of indian soldiers in the british east india company’s army led a mutiny in the state of uttar pradesh the mutiny soon escalated into an uprising of sepoys and indian civilians throughout northern india. It was not only a sepoy mutiny, but more revolt of 1857 is often considered and is famous as the sepoy mutiny but it was something more there were various zamindars, civil servants, peasants involved and took active parts in overthrowing the british empire during the revolt.
# after repression of the sepoy mutiny the british parliament passed a new act in 1858 and transferred the powers of the east india company to the british crown # after that the governor general of india was given the title of viceroy. A sepoy (/ ˈ s iː p ɔɪ /) was formerly the designation given to an indian soldierin the modern nepali, indian, pakistani and bangladeshi army it remains in use for the rank of private soldier the british east india company recruited largely indian troops, the lowest ranking being the sepoys, and trained them along european lines. The 1857 indian mutiny (also known as the sepoy rebellion, the great mutiny, and the revolt of 1857) george plandow, professor of english and art history, brown university [victorian web home — victorian political history — the british empire — the british empire — the 1857 mutiny.
The story of the sepoy war of 1857, (an attempt at a compromise between two more controversial titles, ‘the sepoy mutiny of 1857′ and ‘the sepoy rebellion of 1857,’ though “insurgency”might also fit) began long before march of 1857. The sepoy mutiny was a violent and very bloody uprising against british rule in india in 1857 it is also known by other names: the indian mutiny, the indian rebellion of 1857, or the indian revolt of 1857. In response to the mutiny, the british parliament passed an act, abolishing the east india company india became a crown colony to be governed by the british parliament di-rectly a british cabinet member, the secretary of state for india, and the governor general looked after indian affairs.