First War Of Independence

Revolt of 1857

The day of 10 may 1857 is as important as that of August 15 and 26 January. On this day Indians started the first independent war in which they failed.

This was the first time that Freedom Struggle was started from Meerut After the sacrifice of Shri Mangal Pandey, every Indian was ready to give his Sacrifice During 1857, people were angry that some British people were ruining the culture of our country. The rebellion of 1857 was the first blow to British Raj. In this rebellion many great people took part and their name is Rani Lakshmi bai, Kunwar Singh, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Nana Sahib and Tatya Tope.
The most important cause of 1857 freedom struggle was the British policy of economically exploiting India. This hurt all sections of society. Indians had to undergo hard times due to high revenue demands and the strict revenue collection policy.

The British policy of territorial annexations led to the displacement of a large number of rulers and chiefs. The vigorous application of the policies of Subsidiary Alliance and Doctrine of Lapse angered the ruling sections of the society. Rani LakshmiBai and Nana Sahib became bitter enemies of the British and led to the revolt in their respective territories. The 1857 freedom struggle ended on 1 November 1858.



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