Causes of The Revolt of 1857 (Religious Causes (Taxing for religious…
Causes of The Revolt of 1857
Taxing for religious institutions
extremely heavy taxes on temples
Religious Disability act causing Indians to convert to Christianity and get equal rights, less taxes and land.
No tax on church
Britishers had destroyed Indian Religion, culture and heritage from the Indian's perspective
They had less or no respect for Indian culture, religion and beliefs
In missionary schools teach about christianity and not Hinduism.
Missionary schools to promote education for all.
No respect or regards for Indian culture
Indians insulted, treated like vermin
No regards for culture, religion, beliefs.
Treated like pigs
Racism in places of law
Racism and no equality
Abolishing Indian culture
Indians forced to convert to christianity
New Enfield Cartidges
No regards for Sepoys
Doctrine of Lapse
Fear of losing culture, religion, caste and respect
Forced to travel overseas
Rani of Jhansi
Doctrine of Lapse
Passing the throne to adopted child was rejected
Dalhousie annexed Jhansi claiming there to be no heir
Laxmibai was allowed to live in her palace but with no power
Rani Laxmi Bai joined hands with Tantiya Tope
She fought till the end and died in combat
Annexation of Awadh
Dalhousie didn’t care about the Indians and started the doctrine of lapse
Indian’s couldn’t pay the taxes, were annexed and left with no money
One of the strongest state was Awadh
And it was taken over by the British
Nawab Ali joins with his loyal forces and then tries to defeat the British but loses.
British counterparts didn’t respect the sepoys
Discriminated in pay
Can’t wear turbans or grow a beard
Discriminated against the Indians.
Promotion was unfair
Britishers got promoted faster
They regarded the Indians as less educated and as inferior
Indian Sepoys always got less pay than their British counterpart.
Indian Risaldar Major will only earn Rs. 150 while their British counterparts will get Rs. 929
Forced to go overseas. Against religion. No respect in society
Forced to bite pig and cow fat. Against religion
Have so little respect as becoming a shudra
General Service and Enlistment act
Forced to leave India and cross seas
Loose their caste if they leave India
Disgrace to the religion, caste and culture
Peasants, etc. were the most badly affected
Tax was very heavy and most Indians lost all their land
Indian house were taken by the British and auctioned
Extra taxes on Indians
Stripping the Indian of their economic power