The Revolt of 1857 Modern History General Knowledge:
- Political Causes: The policy of Doctrine of Lapse.
- Nana Sahib was refused pension, as he was the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao 1.
- Military Discrimination: Discrimination between the Indian and the British soldiers.
- Religious Discrimination: The introduction of Enfield rifle, the cartridge of which was greased with animal fat, provided the spark.
- On March 29, 1857, a soldier named Mangal Pandey attacked and fired at his senior at Barrackpur in Bengal (in 19th and 34th Native infantry).
- Mutiny spread throughout UP along with some other parts ol the country.
- Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II was proclaimed the Kmperor of India.
- Causes of failure of the Revolt: Lack of planning, organization and leadership,
- Some Indians supported the British in suppressing the revolt as Scindia of Gwalior, the Holkar of Indore, the Nizam of Hyderabad, die Raja of Jodhpur, the Nawab of Bhopal, the rulers of Patiala, Sindh and Kashmir and the Rana of Nepal.