Sepoy Mutiny


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Noun1.Sepoy Mutiny - discontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858; the revolt was put down after several battles and sieges (notably the siege at Lucknow)
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Meanwhile, founding partner, India Quotient, Anand Lunia went as far to call it a sepoy mutiny syndrome.
The movie chronicles the life of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny.
The cow which has played a central role in Indian politics since the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, had a stellar part in this tragicomedy too.
It all took off with a photograph of The Sepoy Mutiny in Lucknow taken by Italian- British photographer Felice Beato that Chaudhuri chanced upon in the Alkazi archives.
6) [Note: Before Sultan Bahadur Shah Jafar was dethroned in the aftermath of the Sepoy Mutiny, he used to get a pension of 100,000 taka per month.
The oft cited cause of the 1857 sepoy mutiny is the introduction of pig and cow fat greased cartridges for the new muzzle loaded P-53 Enfield Rifle to the blatant disregard for the religious practices of Hindus and Muslims.
The literature surrounding the 1857 Rebellion (or Sepoy Mutiny, as it is often called) is a matter that warrants considerable attention, perhaps more than Webster's book affords.
Before the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, British sahibs would routinely take Indian women as mistresses or even in marriage, so relaxed was the relationship between master and governed.
Gorkhas proved their tenacity in many wars and later became part of British Indian Army when it was formed after the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny.