Causes of the Revolt of 1857 (Social Causes (No respect or regards for…
Causes of the Revolt of 1857
Perspective of Indians
Damage to their heritage, Oppressed
Taxing Religious Institutions
Disrespectful to lords and people
Taxes on temples; No profit
No tax on church
Pay tax or give up land (options)
Going to be bankrupt
Missionary Schools impose stuff from the Bible, and not the Vedas and the Mahabaratha (etc)
Taken away some of the most important Indian Customs
The british didn't care about the cultural attire and anything like it.
Perspective of British
Establishing the Religious Disabilities Act? (so that all convert, you get money and land)
Make India a more religiously diverse religion
Missionary Schools all over India (Diversity, education)
We are forced to change our ways and pay tax when the Britishers don't have to.
We will be executed if we don't pay back the money
Since the english have come, I havent been allowed to own my own land
Taken everything away from the Indians
Extra taxes on Indians
They are stripping us of our economic power!
East India Company tried to change systems. Didn't care about them.
We were very racist towards the Indians
We extorted, abused and did everything to India and its people
No respect or regards for Indian culture
Indians insulted, treated like vermin
Disregard for culture, religion, beliefs.
Treated like pigs
Racism in places of law
Students taght about how many Indian traditions are bad
Indians forced to convert to christianity
Abolishing Indian culture
Unfair, Racist and Colorist Judiciary System
Enfield rifles have
(fat of cows and pigs)
They had to bite the cartridge to release the gunpowder
Insulting to religion (against Muslim and Hindu Beliefs)
Was under the influence of drugs and algohol
Murdered two british officers
The death of 2 british officers doesn't make up for anything that they did
Executed because of treason
Doctrine of lapse and Rani of Jhansi
The King was killed
"Our adopted son shall now be king"
But because of the doctrine of lapse this kingship was rendered invalid
Jhansi Was Annexed because of this
Annexation of Awadh
Lord Dalhousie didn't care about the Indians at all, and created the Doctrine of Lapse so that they could get the land quicker
The Indians couldn't pay the taxes, and lost their land and all their money
Nawab Ali Shah was defeated, and the merchants suffered as well
Awadh was annexed, and they grew stronger and stronger.
It was one of the most powerful states in India, and Lord Dalhousie controlled it.
Then, one year later the revolt started, and the British decimated the Indians
The british don't respect us at all, and they pay us so less!
Our children don't get proper education
"You are giving the British more money for the same jobs"
Hrad to get promoted
They were better, so got promoted faster
7 Rupees for Sepoys and 150 for subedar major
Much more racism and colorism shown
1200 rupees and more for a British Counterpart in the Army
No beards or turbans because the British didn't allow the cultural and religious attire
Brahmins couldn't go overseas
Enfield Rifles had lard and tallow
No respect for culture, traditions and religion
General Services Enlistment Act
Lose caste if you leave India
Family will be disgraced
More personnel means more chance of victory