1857 Revolt -Officers and Places
|Delhi||Lieutenant Willoughby, John Nicholson, Lieutenant Hudson|
|Lucknow||Henry Lawrence, Henry , Brigadier Ingles, Havelock, James Outram
and Sir Colin Campbell
|Kanpur||Sir Hugh Wheeler, Sir Colin Campbell|
|Jhansi||Sir Hugh Rose|
|Banaras||Colonel James. Neil|
1857 REVOLT AND THE EYE WITNESSES
|Delhi||Munshi Jiwan Lal, Moinuddin|
|Bareilly||Om Prasad bandhopadyaya|
|Binjore||Sir Sayed Ahmad Khan.|
Mirza Galib, eminent Urdu poet, mentioned in his letters the cruelty of British during the suppression of the revolt
Sir Sayed Ahmad Khan wrote a book named Asbab-i-Bagabat-i-Hind” in Urdu on the causes of the revolt.
1857 REVOLT- LEADERS
|Delhi||Bahadur Shah-II- Nominal (Unwillingly accepted leadership) leader at the Delhi
and over all movement.
|Kanpur||Azeemullah Khan, Nana Saheb and Tantia Tope|
|Awad / Aud||
Begum Hazrath Mahal
|Lucknow||Rani Lakshmi Bai (Lucknow)
Maulvi Ahmadullah (Faizabad)
|Bihar||Kunwar singh a 75 years old man who gave tough resistance to Britishers.
Kunwar Singh- (Arrah, Jagadishpur(Dist.)-Bihar
|Bihar||Ramsingh brother of Kunwar Singh @ Arrah, Jagadishpur district|
FATE OF THE LEADERS PARTICIPATED IN 1857 REVOLT
Bahadur Shah-II- Deported to Rangoon. Died in 1862. His sons were shot
Nana Saheb- Fled to Nepal
Begum Hazrath Mahal- Fled to Nepal
Khan Bahadur- Died fighting
Rani Laxmibai- Died fighting
Kunwar Singh- Died fighting
Maulvi Ahmadullah- Martyrdom. Treacherously murdered in the forests of
Tantia Tope- Martyrdom. Hanged by the British on 15th April 1859.
OPNIONS ABOUT 1857 REVOLT
British Historians- Mutiny due to the greased cartridges.
Benjamin Disraeli (Then opposition leader)- A national revolt.
V.D. Savarkar- 1st war of Independence.
S.B.Choudary – Civil rebellion.
R.C.Majumdar- Neither “First” nor “National” nor a “War of Independence”
S.N.Sen- An effort by the conservative elements to turn the clock back.
Marxists- A soldier-peasant struggle against foreigh and feudal bondage.
Malleson- Sepoy Mutiny.
Sir John Lawrence and Seeley- Sepoys`s mutiny
L.E.R. Rees- A war of fanatic regionalistsagainst Christians.
T.R.Holmes- Conflict between civilization and barbarianism
Sir James Outram- a result of Hindu-Muslim conspiracy.
W. Taylor- Mohammadan conspiracy making capital of Hindu grievances.
Prof. Stanley Wolpert- Far more than a mutiny, but much less than a first war
1857 Revolt in Telangana