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  • Ayushi

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    February 9, 2024 at 6:12 pm
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    The Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Indian Mutiny or the First War of Independence, was a significant uprising against British rule in India. Several leaders emerged during the revolt, with varying degrees of influence and regional significance. Some of the prominent leaders of the revolt include:

    1. Mangal Pandey: A soldier in the British East India Company’s army, Mangal Pandey is often considered one of the early catalysts of the rebellion. He is known for his role in the Barrackpore incident in 1857, which sparked widespread unrest.

    2. Rani Lakshmibai: The Queen of the princely state of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai became a symbol of resistance during the rebellion. She led her forces in the defense of Jhansi against the British and fought valiantly before her death.

    3. Bahadur Shah II: The last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah II, became a figurehead for the rebellion. Although his authority had diminished, he was declared the leader of the uprising and played a symbolic role in its early stages.

    4. Nana Sahib: Nana Sahib, also known as Dhondu Pant, was a prominent leader from Kanpur. He was the adopted son of the exiled Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II and played a significant role in the uprising in Kanpur.

    5. Kunwar Singh: Kunwar Singh was a notable leader in Bihar and played a crucial role in organizing and leading the rebellion in that region.

    It is important to note that the Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a widespread and decentralized uprising involving various leaders, groups, and regions across India. The revolt was not led by a single unified leadership but rather comprised a series of local and regional uprisings against British rule.

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