Catalog Record: The Sepoy Mutiny, : an annotated | HathiTrust Digital LibraryThe Indian Rebellion of was a major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India in —58 against the rule of the British East India Company , which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown. It then erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions chiefly in the upper Gangetic plain and central India , [a]  [b]  though incidents of revolt also occurred farther north and east. The Indian rebellion was fed by resentments born of diverse perceptions, including invasive British-style social reforms, harsh land taxes, summary treatment of some rich landowners and princes,   as well as scepticism about the improvements brought about by British rule. After the outbreak of the mutiny in Meerut, the rebels very quickly reached Delhi, whose year-old Mughal ruler, Bahadur Shah Zafar , they declared the Emperor of Hindustan. The East India Company's response came rapidly as well.
The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857
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In India it is often called the First War of Independence and other similar names. And in several places, daubed in broad and clumsy strokes, he was reinstated as prince. By Ju. Indo-Nepalese Relations: - .
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Mangal Pandey and the Sepoy Mutiny
The name "mutiny" is avoided; RCM prefers to call it the "great outbreak" pages xv, , At one point he quotes from a diary on the "siege of delhi", how indians awaiting punishment were tortured: "The hair on their heads were pulled by bunches, their bodies were pierced by bayonets" One may question the tone of the book, but the events are documented clearly enough. Excerpts The great outbreak of is a memorable episode in Indian history which no educated Indian or Englishman has ever regarded without interest, and few without prejudice. In two days forty-two men were hanged on the roadside, and a batch of twelve men were executed because their faces were 'turned the wrong way' when they were met on the march. All the villages in his front were burnt when [Neill] halted. The occasional taint in the air from suspended bodies on which before our very eyes, the loathsome pig of the country was engaged in feasting.
Ward had dealt more fully with these matters, the Central Provinces and the United Provinces. General Conclusion Chap. As I read about the events ofI am forced to revoly conclusion that the Indian national character had sunk very low! Initially, which are discussed in previous accounts of the mutiny whose help he acknowle.
Defence Journal Opinion. Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency. Raikes, William Stephen. A protracted rebellion followed in northwest India.