➮ On 29th March, 1857 the sepoys at Barrackpore refused to use the greased cartridge.
➮ Mangal Pandey attacked and fired on the Adjutant.
➮ The 34 Native Infantry was disbanded.
➮ Delhi was seized by the rebels on 12th May 1857.
1857 REVOLTS : AT A GLANCE
|Officer Who Suppressed the Revolt||Date of Suppression|
|Delhi||Bahadur Shah, Bakht Khan||11 May, 57||Nicholson and Hudson||20 Sep., 57|
|Kanpur||Nana Saheb, Tatia Tope||5 June, 57||Colin Campbell||Dec., 57|
|Luckow||Hazrat Mahal, Birjis Qadir||4 June, 57||Colin Campbell||31 Mar., 58|
|Jhansi,||Rani Laxmibai,||4 June, 57||Gen. Hugh||17 June,|
|Jagdish-||Kunwar Singh,||12 June, 57||Major William||December,|
|Faizabad||Maulvi Ahmadullah||June 1857||—||5 June,|
|Allahabad||Liakat Ali||June 1857||Col. Neill||1858|
|Bareilly||Khan Bahadur||June 1857||Campbell||1858|
VIEW OVER THE REOVLT 1857
➮ R.C. Majumdar : Neither first nor National nor War of Independence
➮ V.D. Savarkar : First war of Indian Independence
➮ Sir John Seeley : Wholly unpatriotic and selfish sepoy Mutiny
➮ Joutram and W Taylor : Hindu- Muslim Conspiracy
➮ Hugh Rose : Here lay the woman (Laxmi Bai), who was the only man among the rebels.
➮ T.R. Holmes : Conflict between civilisation and Barbarism.
CAUSES OF FAILURE
➮ The revolt remained confined to small part of North India.
➮ lack of resources as compared to those of the British.
➮ The rebel leaders lacked political leadership, military experience and strategic knowledge and limited social base
➮ Sikh, Marathas, Rajputs and some other sections of society supported British Authorities.