answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The revolt of 1857 is called by different names which are ` Indian rebellion of 1857, First war of Indian independence, `sepoy rebellion, Indian mutiny ...

There was a threat to British rule in India, when native Indian soldiers of the British army rose in revolt in 1857 against their British officers. They had many problems with the company. The revolt came after the incidence of greased cartridges. A rumour was spread that grease of the cartrdges, whose end had to be bitten off before loading the newly introduced Enfield rifle was made of beef or pig fat ...

This hurt the religious feelings of both the Hindus and the Muslims. The Hindus consider the cow a sacred animal and the Muslims consider pig as unclean ...

On 9th may at Meerut, soldiers refused to use these cartridges as they felt that the British were trying to destroy their religion. Therefore of the Indian regiments shot down their officers, broke open the prisons and set free their jailed fellow soldiers ...

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago

Delhi

Lucknow

Gwalior

Barrakpur

Meerut

Calcutta

Rohilkhand

Jhansi

Bihar

Kanpur

Kaalpi

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

9y ago

The Indian revolt in 1857 is often called the Sepoy Mutiny. This is because its participants were Indian soldiers in the British army, who were called Sepoys.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

9y ago

The major hostilities were primarily in present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Main centers of revolt of 1857?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp