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The IndianMutiny



What was it?

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major uprising in India in 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown.The rebellion began on 10 May 1857 in the form of a mutiny of sepoys of the company's army in the garrison town of Meeruti. It then erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions chiefly in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, The rebellion posed a military threat to British power in that region, and was contained only with the rebels' defeat in Gwalior on 20 June 1858. On 1 November 1858, the British granted amnesty to all rebels not involved in murder, though they did not declare the hostilities to have formally ended until 8 July 1859.

When and Where it occured?

IIt happened in 1857 in northern India, specifically where the British East India company had power

Timeline of the Indian Mutiny

10 May 1857

The Mutiny started

20 June 1858

rebels' defeat in Gwalior

1 November 1858

End of hostilities


• High casualties on both side•All of india falling in British influence•Formation of the British raj

Why did it start?

The Indian rebellion was fed by resentments born of diverse perceptions, like 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