When did the revolt mutiny break out in India?

When did the mutiny break out?

The Mutiny proper began at Meerut on 10 May 1857. Eighty-five members of the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry, who had been jailed for refusing to use cartridges they believed to be at odds with their religion, were broken out of prison by their comrades.

Why did the 1857 revolt break out?

The Revolt of 1857 eventually broke out over the incident of greased cartridges. A rumour spread that the cartridges of the new enfield rifles were greased with the fat of cows and pigs. Before loading these rifles the sepoys had to bite off the paper on the cartridges. Both Hindu and Muslim sepoys refused to use them.

When was South Indian rebellion happened?

The revolt was started by the Indian soldiers (sepoy in colonial documents) on 9th and 10th May 1857 at Meerut. Almost two third of Bengal army including infantry, cavalry and artillery revolted against the English East India Company.

Who was the first revolutionary of India?

Notable revolutionaries

Name Birth Death
Chandra Shekhar Azad 23 July 1906 27 February 1931
Ram Prasad Bismil 11 June 1897 19 December 1927
Bhagat Singh 28 September 1907 23 March 1931
Udham Singh 26 December 1899 31 July 1940

Who assumed the power to rule India after 1858?

The Government of India Act 1858 was an Act of the British parliament that transferred the government and territories of the East India Company to the British Crown. The company’s rule over British territories in India came to an end and it was passed directly to the British government.

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