The Indian Mutiny 1857 58

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The indian rebellion of 1857 known in india and pakistan as a war of independence 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 the event is known by many names including the sepoy mutiny the indian mutiny the great rebellion the revolt of 1857 the indian . The indian rebellion of 1857 had diverse political economic military religious and social causes the sepoys a generic term was used for native indian soldiers of the bengal armythe spark that led to a mutiny in several sepoy companies was the issue of new gunpowder cartridges for the enfield rifle in february 1857 a rumour was spread that the cartridges were made from cow and pig fat. Causes the causes of the mutiny are hard to pin down and have been much argued about before the rebellion there were 50000 british troops and 300000 sepoy serving in the east india company military. Indian mutiny definition a revolt of the sepoy troops in british india 185759 resulting in the transfer of the administration of india from the east india company to the crown see more. Search mutiny and thousands of other words in english definition and synonym dictionary from reverso you can complete the definition of mutiny given by the english definition dictionary with other english dictionaries wikipedia lexilogos oxford cambridge chambers harrap wordreference collins lexibase dictionaries merriam webster

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