First Freedom Struggle -History-TNPSC,TNTET,RRB,SSC,GOVT JOBS EXAM

The 1857 Revolt
• According to P.E. Roberts, “The Revolt
of 1857 was just a sepoy mutiny and it
arose due to cartridges with fats.”
• According to V.D. Savarkar, “The Revolt
of 1857 was the first war of India’s
independence, the great rebellion, the
Indian mutiny.
• The Revolt of 1857 is an important
land mark in the history of India
which occured during the Governor-
generalship of Lord Canning.
• Through the Doctrine of Lapse, the
British brought a number of kingdoms
under its control. Queen of Jhansi
Lakshmibai, Nana Saheb, the son of
the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II and Begum Hazrat Mahal, the queen of
Awadh opposed this policy.
• Due to commercialization of the
agriculture peasants were compelled
to grow cash crops. They had to pay
very high taxes. There was no hope for
improvement of the fertility of land.
• The Indian soldiers were unhappy with
the Britishers as they were not given
high position in the army.
• Apart from this reason, they were also
not content with the policy of British
government regarding the overseas
jobs and the remuneration. Common
people were forced to accept the
religion of Christian Missionaries.

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