Revolt of 1857

Revolt of 1857

Revolt of 1857 which emerged as a consequence to the policies of colonial rule shook the British empire in India to its very foundation .Its major causes,features and reasons for failure are analysed in brief below. Major Reasons for Revolt of 1857 General service enlistment act required new recruits to serve overseas. However for Hindu Sepoy, crossing the sea meant loss of caste. Introduction of enfield rifles with greased cartridges. Conservatives were hurt by interference of British in Indian religious affairs like abolition of sati, conversion to Christianity. Doctrine of…

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