Indian Rebellion of 1857

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    British takeover of India. Indian civilization dates back more than five-thousand years (Culture Grams Online Addition Web) and has a history of oligarchies, split kingdoms, and rebellions. This fragmented state was how British traders found India upon their arrival in 1601. However, the English merchants dreamed not of domination, but trade. Fortunes were made in this new land, but the idea of trade turned into something…

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    The British actually started the chain of events, which led to the independence of India, when they decided to educate the Indians in western fashion with English as the common language. In 1885 the Indians founded the Indian National Congress to campaign for the independence of India. According to Auma Asaf Ali, one of the leaders of the group, "All the leadership had spent their early years in England. They were influenced by British thought, British ideas, that is why our leaders were always…

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    in India. Soldiers would pay taxes to their kings and conquer more land for him, raising more soldiers in the process. Because the British were limited in how many of their own troops they could send to India, they created sepoy regiments of native Indian soldiers, but trained them in the European style. Through the enforcement of a subsidiary system, the kings were forced to surrender their control over their armies, and in this way, tens of thousands of soldiers and officials become employees…

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    not politically or militarily weakened by the confrontation. They were able to tighten their imperial hold on India and amend their management to make it more efficient. In fact, compared to the other European wars of the nineteenth century the Indian Rebellion was of small consequence," since this encounter was so, "injurious to the collective British consciousness," the people's fear of the foreigners and foreign influence were suddenly more prevalent in 19th-century texts (Summers 45, 46).…

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    The Sepoy Rebellion

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    British India, major producer and trader of spices and other material goods, is believed to have been one of the British Empire’s most valuable colonies, both for their abundance of valuable natural resources and large population. The British leaders who chose to take control of India certainly had multiple reasons to do so, most of those falling into the categories of exploitation of resources and propagation of European culture. These motivations are clearly seen in many actions taken or…

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    In the period of British Imperialism specifically during the latter half (1750 until 1857) there were many areas of disagreement between the Indians and the British due to religious and cultural differences. One major controversy caused by those differences was the practice of Sati/Suttee. As is the case in most cultures, religious views justify actions and morals. When one group of people interact with another group of people with a different cultures or religion, there is bound to be…

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    The Mughals ruled northern India from 1526 – 1857 AD where the Lodhi’s was the last dynasty to rule India. The invasion started all because of India's reputation of being the only known source of diamond mines in the world and it's flushing International trade attracted many invasions. “North Indian kingdoms resisted invasions by Arab and Turks for centuries, but soon small Islamic empires or Sultanate were established in several parts of the north. Before these invasions, Muslim trading…

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    regime in India eventually came to an end in 1857, when there was an outbreak of an anti-British rebellion. The introduction of the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle was the main cause of the rebellion. The cartridges that contained the gunpowder were greased with animal fat. While Muslim soldiers were prohibited to eat pork, it was forbidden for many Hindu soldiers to eat beef. Due to these religious views, a colossal uproar was caused. Thereby, many Indian soldiers refused to use weapons and follow…

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    Company gained control of India when they were economically interested in trading posts, which then ended up being the world's biggest supplier for raw materials. However, in 1857 when the Sepoy Rebellion occurred, the British took all political, economic, and social control. During British rule, they used their army to control Indians and used their court system to their advantage, leading to unfair laws to grow cash crops and devastate land and the markets, resulting in the death of millions…

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    Jantar Simpson Analysis

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    eighteenth century “About 30 British portrait painters trained in oil paintings and 28 miniaturists travelled to India in search of commissions” . Simpson started painting in India in the mid-eighteenth century, he came after the revolt of 1857, which was a rebellion in India against the East India Company Simpson was one of them and during his time in India he covered a diverse range of fields, like, culture, religion, monuments and rebels. He made over 250 paintings during his period in India…

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