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The Indian mutiny of 1857

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Published by Seeley in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Colonel G. B. Malleson ; with portraits and plans.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 421 p. :
    Number of Pages421
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14051440M
    LC Control Number04018014
    OCLC/WorldCa19835824

    Certain actions of the government, such as increased recruitment of Sikhs and Gurkhas, peoples considered by the Bengal sepoys to be inferior in caste to them, increased the distrust of the sepoys who thought that this was a sign of their services not being needed any more. Improving his defenses, Lawrence conducted a reconnaissance in force to the north on June 30, but was forced back to Lucknow after encountering a well-organized sepoy force at Chinat. But when Forster toys with his characters, he toys so gently that they never cease to breathe. A Matter of Honour by Philip Mason How did a few thousand British troops hold down a subcontinent of million people? Furthermore, legal changes introduced by the British were accompanied by prohibitions on Indian religious customs and were seen as steps towards forced conversion to Christianity.

    The Demise of the East India Company The East India Company had been active in India for nearly years, but the violence of the uprising led to the British government dissolving the company and taking direct control of India. Soon more than half of all the rebel troops in India had based themselves within the walls, their numbers supplemented by several thousand jihadi irregulars for whom the struggle was a holy war. Major General Sir James Outram. On 26 February the 19th Bengal Native Infantry BNI regiment became concerned that new cartridges they had been issued were wrapped in paper greased with cow and pig fat, which had to be opened by mouth thus affecting their religious sensibilities.

    Many inhabitants regarded the annexation as an illegitimate political act by which their nawab, Wajid Ali, was deposed and the army of 60, men disbanded after the payment of token gratuities. Wheler of the 34th Bengal Infantry had taken to preaching to their Sepoys in the hope of converting them to Christianity. Their greatest fears now realized, it was only a matter of time before discontent bubbled over into outright violence. Comprising around sixty acres, the Residency defenses were centered on six buildings and four entrenched batteries. Although the armies of many Rajas or states which rebelled contained large numbers of guns, the British superiority in artillery was to be decisive in the siege of Delhi after the arrival of a siege train of thirty-two howitzers and mortars.


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Those who became separated from the main body or who could not reach the Flagstaff Tower also set out for Karnal on foot. Later the British arrested Mangal Pandey and the other Indian soldier.

The King was alarmed by the turn events had taken, but eventually accepted the sepoys' allegiance and agreed to give his countenance to the rebellion. Some were helped by villagers on the way; others were killed. After the killings at the Sati Chaura ghat, she was] one of the few survivors not brought back into the town with the others.

The Osprey text, prefaces this possibility with an exculpatory sentence: While no conspiracy existed on the part of British authorities to The Indian mutiny of 1857 book the troops' religion, in all likelihood the grease did contain animal fat, for the regulations concerning the manufacture of the cartridges did not stipulate the type to be used, and contractors would naturally be inclined to use the least expensive variety, tallow, which was based on The Indian mutiny of 1857 book fat.

There were some changes in the terms of their service which may have created resentment. Despite this, messengers, most notably Thomas H. It made India a part of the British Empire. On May 10thcavalry troops while doing parade at Meerut broke ranks.

Leader of the British Conservative Party and future prime minister Benjamin Disraeli argued these objects were signs to rebel and evidence of a conspiracy, and the press echoed this belief.

Sympathetic rulers, such as Lord William Bentinck were replaced by arrogant aristocrats, such as Lord Dalhousie, who despised the troops and the populace. Their greatest fears now realized, it was only a matter of time before discontent bubbled over into outright violence.

The moment at which the sepoys' grievances led them openly to defy British authority also happened to be the most favourable opportunity to do so. Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett The legendary white hunter Jim Corbett became famous first for killing the man-eating leopards and tigers who were preying on villagers in the hills of northern India.

European junior officers who attempted to quell the first outbreaks were killed by the rebels. Soon many Indians of north India joined these soldiers.

Caption: "Indian prince posing. Though it was published init persists in presenting a sensationalist colonial history of events in Later in April sepoy troopers at Meerut refused the Enfield cartridges, and, as punishment, they were given long prison terms, fettered, and put in jail.

Improving his defenses, Lawrence conducted a reconnaissance in force to the north on June 30, but was forced back to Lucknow after encountering a well-organized sepoy force at Chinat. Find more at www. They increased the number of British soldiers, and allowed only British soldiers to handle artillery.

His approach prompts Nana Sahib to order massacre of women and children captives at Cawnpore 16 July Havelock defeats rebel force under Nana Sahib's personal command near Cawnpore 17 July Havelock enters Cawnpore and discovers evidence of the massacre.

Books and articles about the bloody fighting and heroic deeds by British officers and men were published for decades in London.The Paperback of the The Indian Mutiny by Gregory Fremont-Barnes at Barnes & Noble.

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