The practice of sati was abolished. Widow
remarriage was encouraged. Child
marriage, was not allowed. Interference of
British in Indian social customs.
Common people did not appreciate
changes in social customs, westernization
brought about by the British.
CAUSES OF FAILURE OF
British had better resources than the rebels.
Feudal in character.
Leaders lacked military skills.
The native princes did not join the revolt.
MAJOR IMPACT OF THE
… the revolt was the first effort towards freedom and
People from different parts of India fought together
against a common enemy
…the British just considered it to be a mere military revolt.
IMPACT OF THE REVOLT
The control of
transferred from the
East India Company
to the crown by the
India Act 1858.
became the Empress