Revolt Of 1857

The Revolt of 1857 has been hailed as the watershed or the ‘great divide‘ in the colonial history of British India. Battle of Plassey in 1757 marked the beginning of the political influence of the English East India Company, an influence which ended in 1858 when the Crown rule was established in British India. Nature of the Revolt of 1857: Historians remain divided on what this momentous event in our history be referred to- T.R.Holmes called it a conflict between civilization and barbarism. Benjamin Disraeli, an important leader of the British Conservative Party, called “It is a mutiny, or is … Continue reading Revolt Of 1857