Category Archives for "Modern"

Impact of Revolt of 1857

The Revolt of 1857 had far-reaching consequences. This post describes in detail the impact of Revolt of 1857 and the political, administrative and other changes that took place in the aftermath of the 1857 sepoy mutiny. Administrative Changes after Revolt of 1857 Before 1858, the administration of Indian affairs was in the hands of the […]

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Causes of the Revolt of 1857

The Sepoy mutiny of 1857, popularly known as the Revolt of 1857 was the first major attempt at overthrow of the British rule from India led by disgruntled sepoys or army jawans and later joined by various sections of the society like princes, zamindars, peasants, etc. for different reasons. There were economic, administrative and socio-religious […]

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The Storm Centres of 1857 Revolt and Leaders

The 1857 Revolt has been termed as the first war of Independence by many Historians as it was the first uprising to take place simultaneously in many places across India against the colonial rule. In this post, we will know which were the storm centres of the 1857 mutiny and who were the main leaders […]

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Causes of Failure of Revolt of 1857

The Revolt or uprising of 1857 was a valiant effort by disgruntled Indian sepoys to overthrow the colonial power from Indian shores, however, it ended in failure. The reasons for the failure of the 1857 Revolt are many and can be grouped into Administrative, Military and Political causes. We will look into each cause of […]

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