The indian war of independence of 1857, published anonymously in 1912 argues that it was the first war of indian independence inspired by the lofty ideal of self-rule by indians through nationalist upsurge. Imperial authority examined in may 1857 soldiers of the bengal army shot their british officers, and marched on delhi their mutiny encouraged rebellion by considerable numbers of indian . 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 troopsthe company had upgraded to the new pattern 1853 enfield rifle, which used greased paper cartridges.
The indian rebellion of 1857 is also called the indian mutiny, the sepoy mutiny, north india's first war of independence or north india's first struggle for independenceit began on 10 may 1857 at meerut, as a mutiny of sepoys of the british east india company's army. What's in a name one hundred and fifty years after the events of 1857, there is still great debate in what they should actually be called the british authorities firmly regarded the event as a mutiny by large sections of the bengal army. The 1857 rebellion of native troops, or sepoys, in the bengal army of the east india company is both a pivotal episode in indian colonial history and one of those limited but savage engagements that brings out extremes of behavior and tempts the dramatic historian christopher hibbert, a prolific . The indian rebellion of 1857 is also known as india's first war of independence, the great rebellion, the indian mutiny, the revolt of 1857, the uprising of 1857, the sepoy rebellion and the sepoy mutiny.
Indian mutiny, 1857–58, revolt that began with indian soldiers in the bengal army of the british east india company but developed into a widespread uprising against british rule in india it is also known as the sepoy rebellion, sepoys being the native soldiers the indian soldiers were . The great indian mutiny of 1857 and change 1 introduction on june 27th, 1857, after overseeing some last minute details, captain moore of the 32 nd infantry regiment . The great revolt of 1857 (also indian rebellion of 1857, the great uprising of 1857, the great rebellion, indian sepoy mutiny) is regarded as india's first war of independence against the british rule.
The indian rebellion of 1857, also called the great rebellion, the indian mutiny, the revolt of 1857, the uprising of 1857 or the sepoy mutiny, began as a mutiny of sepoys of the british east india company's army in the presidency of bengal on 10 may, 1857 revolted against their british officers. 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 . The great mutiny: india 1857 is a must read on this topic it is told mostly through first hand accounts of the participants of this tragic event hibbert's research is thorough, and his story telling is first rate. The great indian mutiny of 1857, was the first indian political movement of the nineteenth century the movement was national as well as political the underlying causes and the contributory forces were many. In this video, i look at the causes of the indian rebellion of 1857 support me on patreon and pledge as little as $1 per video: .
The revolt, mutiny, or rebellion, which some have seen as the first indian war of independence, began on may 10, 1857 according to the uprising of 1857: a great divide in south asian history [us library of congress website],. Indian mutiny, also called sepoy mutiny, widespread but unsuccessful rebellion against british rule in india in 1857–58 begun in meerut by indian troops (sepoys) in the service of the british east india company , it spread to delhi , agra , kanpur , and lucknow . The event is known by many names, including the sepoy mutiny, the indian mutiny, the great rebellion, the revolt of 1857, the indian insurrection, and india's first war of independence indian rebellion of 1857. The renewed interest in the british raj has produced a spate of new books on that period out of the numerous dreary documentations, the most colourful book on the indian mutiny of 1857 is one by christopher hibbert, the popular historian.
Indian mutiny, also known as the sepoy mutiny or the great war of independence : mutineers attacking magazine at delhi 11 may 1857 lieutenant willoughby, who died of his wounds, gave the order to the defending garrison to exploded magazine, so denying the rebels supplies of arms and ammunition. What are the main causes of the revolt of 1857 in india with suspicion by the conservative sections of the indian society off a general mutiny among the . Great rebellion/great mutiny/first indian war of independence it was sparked by the conditions of the bengal army promotion was difficult, the army was often stationed to different areas, and the pay stagnated.
The results of the great revolt of 1857 ad had been far-reaching though the revolt had failed, historian like sir legal greffin stated that “the revolt of 1857 ad swept the indian sky clear of many clouds”. The sepoy mutiny — india, 1857 gives a western and indian view of the mutiny from the atheneum scientific history and biographybooks from the atheneum scientific history and biographybooks british history before and after the great rebellion of 1857 by professor peter marshall for the bbc. 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 britain and in the west, it was almost always portrayed as a series of unreasonable and .