The First War of Indian Independence or The Great Revolt of 1857

The Indian soldiers in the East India Company’s army rebelled against the British in 1857. The English historians have painted this revolt as a mutiny of the sepoys. But the Indian historians describe it as the First war of Indian Independence. It is also known as the Great Revolt of 1857. Lord Canning was the Governor-General of India at that time.

The Sepoy Mutiny at Vellore in 1806 manifested to the British that the Indians were not passive to accept everything. The Barrackpore mutiny in 1824 was another important revolt against the British authority.

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