Day Trip to Agra from Delhi

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Indian Rebellion of 1857-The Eyes of Alamgir Khan











The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.


The rebellion posed a considerable threat to Company power in that region,and it was contained only with the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858. The rebellion is also known as India's First War of I

ndependence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, the Revolt of 1857, the Uprising of 1857, the Sepoy Rebellion and the Sepoy Mutiny.

Other regions of Company-controlled India—Bengal province, the Bombay Presidency, and the Madras Presidency—remained largely calm.In Punjab, the Sikh princes backed the Company by providing both sold

iers and support. The large princely states, Hyderabad, Mysore, Travancore, and Kashmir, as
well as the states of Rajputana did not join the rebellion.


In some regions, such as Oudh, the rebellion took on the attributes of a patriotic revolt against European presence. Rebel leaders, such as the Rani of Jhansi, became folk heroes in the nationalist movement in India half a century later, however, they themselves "generated no coherent ideology" for a new order.



The rebellion led to the dissolution of the East India Company in 1858, and forced the British to reorganize the army, the financial system, and the administration in India. India was thereafter directly governed by the Crown in the new British Raj.



Some Picture Which Take In 1857:-




Some where in Kanpur (India)1857

Tantia Topee's Soldiery 1858

The Jantar Mantar observatory in Delhi in 1858, damaged in the fighting

The Flagstaff Tower, Delhi, where the European survivors of the rebellion gathered on May 11, 1857; photographed by Felice Beato 1858 AD

The Bibigurh Well site where a memorial had been built. Samuel Bourne, 1860.

1858 picture of Sati Chaura Ghat on the banks of the Ganges River, where on 27 June 1857 many British men lost their lives and the surviving women and children were taken prisoner by the rebels.
The Hospital in General Wheeler's entrenchment, Kanpur (1858) The hospital was the site of the first major loss of European lives in Kanpur

The Flagstaff Tower, Delhi, where the European survivors of the rebellion gathered on May 11, 1857

Mortar damage to Kashmiri Gate, Delhi, 1858

Hindu Rao's house in Delhi, now a hospital, was extensively damaged in the fighting

Bibigurh house where European women and children were killed and the well where their bodies were found, 1858
Bank of Delhi was attacked by mortar and gunfire