The Sepoy Mutiny, The Indian Rebellion, And The British East India Company

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The Sepoy Mutiny was one of the most famous events in history today. It started on May 10, 1857, and it lasted for one year, one month, and five days. There are many reasons why this event happened, but some of the reasons for The Sepoy Mutiny are the Indian Rebellion, the cause of the rebellion, and the British East India Company. In the beginning, The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was the rule of the British East India Company’s that went through May 1857 to June 1858.”The rebellion began as a mutiny of Sepoy of East India Company’s army on 10 May 1857, in the cantonment (military or police quarters) of the town of Meerut (city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an ancient city with settlements dating back to the Indus Valley civilization having been found in and around the area.), and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.”(Wikipedia) The Rebellion was also known as the India 's first war of freedom and independent. The British Indian Empire Company was created out of the former East India company territory, and some of the land’s returned to the native rulers, and other land was claimed by the British rulers. “The rebellion led to the dissolution of the East India Company in 1858. It also led the British to reorganize the army, the financial system and the administration…

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