The Indian Mutiny 1857 58

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The indian rebellion of 1857 was a major uprising in india during 185758 against the rule of the british east india company which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the british crown. In the mid 19th century india was the jewel in the crown of the british empire and was protected by the largely native armies of the east india company in 1857 discontent exploded into open rebellion obliging britain to field its largest army since the napoleonic wars forty years before. Mutiny and insurgency in india 1857 58 barnsley pen and sword 2007 ed the indian mutiny letters of colonel h p pearson leeds royal armouries 2008 hibbert christopher the great mutiny india 1857 london viking 1978 holmes richard sahib the british soldier in india 1750 1914 london harper collins 2006. Indian mutiny also called sepoy mutiny widespread but unsuccessful rebellion against british rule in india in 185758 begun in meerut by indian troops sepoys in the service of the british east india company it spread to delhi agra kanpur and lucknow . In the mid 19th century india was the focus of britains international prestige and commercial power the most important colony in an empire which extended to every continent on the globe and protected by the seemingly dependable native armies of the eas

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