The Great Revolt of 1857

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PPT on the causes, events before and during India's first war of Independence and its after-effects.

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The Great Revolt of 1857 : 

The Great Revolt of 1857 Vinay Babu 29

Intro’ : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 Intro’ Age of Discovery! Arrival of the British Early Revolts The FIRST WAR!! Causes Course of the Revolt Reasons for Failure After-effects of the war In conclusion

Age of Discovery! : 

Age of Discovery! (15th – 17th Century) Portugal Spain (Castille)

Travel Routes : 

Travel Routes Vasco da Gama Christopher Columbus

Arrival of the British : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 Arrival of the British The East India Company arrives in India (1619)

Early Revolts : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 Early Revolts Sepoy Mutiny, Vellore (1806) Barrackpore Mutiny (1824)

The FIRST WAR!! : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 The FIRST WAR!! Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, in his famous book, “Discovery of India”, has written, “The very fact that a country with such a great illustrious past should be ruled over by a handful of people from a distant Island is something that makes me wild.” It was the inner feeling of the entire country.

Causes : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 Causes Political The Doctrine of Lapse Administrative English Courts Taxes Economic Exploitation Loss of livelihood

Causes : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 Causes Social Racial arrogance Sati & Female Infanticide Christianity for inheritance Religious Christian Missionaries Taxes on temple & mosque lands! Military Pay No mark on forehead, beard or turban! Immediate cause

Immediate Cause : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 Immediate Cause Can you guess?

Mangal! : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 Mangal!

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Course of the Revolt : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 Course of the Revolt Meerut (April 1857) No ‘Greased’ catridges Prison Cawanpore Nana Saheb ‘Jhansi’ Lakshmi Bai

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Reasons for Failure! : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 Reasons for Failure! Lack of Unity ! Lack of Modern Weapons and Techniques Leadership Results of the Revolt

After-effects of this war : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 After-effects of this war Bye-bye East India Company! Hi! British Crown and Viceroy (Queen Victoria and Lord Canning)

In Conclusion : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 In Conclusion Q) Why knowing about this war is important for us? A) It was the mother of the freedom movement, which brought India its independence.

References : 

12/6/2008 12:14:36 AM The Great Revolt of 1857 References http://dearcomputer.nl/gir/?q=The+Great+Revolt+of+1857&s=7/ http://www.tribuneindia.com/ www.textbooksonline.tn.nic.in/Books/10/SocSci-EM/chapter-3-english.pdf/

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