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Activity Discussion History The revolt of 1857

  • The revolt of 1857

    Posted by shikha on June 22, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    ” Rumours and prophecies played a part in moving people to action in the revolt of 1857″.Explain.

    Jasbia replied 3 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Jasbia

    June 23, 2023 at 7:12 pm
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    The revolt of 1857 also know as Sepoy mutiny was breakout in May , at Meerut , because of the rumours of the new Enfild rifles which were introduced to the Muslim and Hindu soldiers by the East India company , it was said that the cartridges of the rifles were coated with the cows and pigs fats and that the cartidges had to be load into the rifles by biting off . This was against the hindus and muslim soldiers as biting off means that the cartidges had to be consumed which would destroy their religion practices hence their sentiments were hurt . This rumour was spread extensively like a fire in the forest and also that British were intentionally trying to corrupt the religion of the sepoys . The sepoys thought that the British were converting them to christian henceforth soldiers started the revolt against the company which lead to Mangal Pandey to death for attacking the officers now the soldiers were in agony and the large numbers of people rebelled to make an end to the company

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