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Revolt of 1857
Revolt of 1857
Revolt of 1857
Revolt of 1857
Revolt of 1857
Revolt of 1857
Revolt of 1857
Revolt of 1857
Revolt of 1857
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  • 1. REVOLT OF1857 : POOJA SINGHALPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.
  • 2. REVOLTMEANING• To oppose or refuse to accept something• An act of protest or rejectionPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.
  • 3. IMPORTANCE OFREVOLT IN 1857?• It was the first war of Indian independence against British rule• The discontent among different sections of Indian society resulted in this revoltPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.
  • 4. CAUSES POLITICAL CAUSES IMMEDIATE ECONOMIC CAUSE CAUSES SOCIAL & MILITARY RELIGIOUS CAUSES CAUSESPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.
  • 5. POLITICAL CAUSES• Doctrine of Lapse• Annexation of princely states• Reservation of high profile jobs for English menPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.
  • 6. ECONOMIC CAUSES• High taxes under new revenue policies• Cottage industries faced tuff competition from machine made goods• Peasants were impoverished• Craftsmen and artisans became unemployedPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.
  • 7. SOCIAL ANDRELIGIOUS CAUSES• Christian Missionaries• Several social reforms• Taxes on religious placesPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.
  • 8. MILITARY CAUSES• Low salary• Highest post given to Indians was Subedar• No special allowance was given• They were force to take pledge for fighting outside the countryPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.
  • 9. IMMEDIATE CAUSE• Introduction of ‘The Enfield Rifle’ in 1856 to train the Indian soldiers• Use of greased cartridges made from the fat of cows and pigs• This hurt the religious sentiments of Indian soldiers & they refused to use these cartridges• When Indian soldiers were forced to use them the revolted against itPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.
  • 10. FAILURE OF THEREVOLT• Limited area• Lack of proper planning• No effective leader• Non participation native rulers• Non participation of educated IndiansPooja Singhal, Ph.D Research Scholar, JMI.

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