I am familiar with the works of Malleson, Roy, Rudrangshu Mukherjee and other historians, and what their work invariably shows is considerable regional variation in the politics of rebellion, from military mutiny, to aristocratic grievance, to popular uprising, as in Awadh.
Palmerston was a veteran Parliamentarian and, in many ways, the antithesis of Disraeli. It will give you another perspective For a full account [18 pages] see: A lot of the stuff about British Rule over the preceding 50 years can probably be cut and shifted to another article, as these are part of a separate debate over precisely how far and in what ways India was changed by British Rule in this period See D.
He refused to recognize as a war of Independence. All leading personalities were lost in the war and they were not having a leader of calibre who could take the lead.
What I said is more or less accurate. The Company evolved into a state of its own that often was more like an ally than a subject of the British crown. This is arrant nonsense and has nothing whatsoever to do with the Mutinyand confirms my suspicion that all this author is trying to do is invent the existence of a huge Jat 'Empire' For those who don't know the Jats are the dominant agricultural caste in Punjab, now divided between Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims - similar to the stuff that has been happening on the Rajput page.
I suggest you read a few of the sources listed on the main page, and reflect on the curious nature of a 'War of Independence' where members of the putative 'nationality' which is being liberated play a crucial role in its suppression. Each regiment is supposed to be made up of these.
Christopher Hibbert; Viking Press, The revolt of lacks all these characters and thus had an early death.
The Mutiny Act legislated for offences in respect of which death or penal servitude could be awarded, and the Articles of War, while repeating those provisions of the act, constituted the direct authority for dealing with offences for which imprisonment was the maximum punishment as well as with many matters relating to trial and procedure.
Peace was officially declared on July 8, A mutiny and a rebellion can arguably be accepted as synonymous, even when the term mutiny seems to have a negative connotation, as it might imply a revolt against a "legitimate" authority. That's why I do not have any illusions about the course of the events then.
This latter view is the one that holds sway, more or less, amongst both Indian and Western Historians. The economic policies of the East India Company were also resented by many Indians. They became bitter enemies of the British. The right to adopt sons as legal heirs was accepted.
This became particularly apparent when he objected to Canning unilaterally assuming authority and diverting troops that were bound for China. Prisons, Prisoners and Rebellion, New York: He would only bite if he was mistreated and since he had now bitten, he must have been mistreated.
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