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- Apr 2021
- Both Hindus and Muslims despised the British enough to work together
he Rebellion of 1857—-was the “greased cartridge” controversy.
- In 1857, a rumor was spread that the British were using cow and pig fat in the cartitriges Indian soldiers had to bite off which caused a rebellion of soliers who believed this meant the British were trying to convert them to Christianity.
- This event demonstrates that there was massive distrust in the British as well
- People would not start a huge rebellion based on a small rumor if they were not already angry with the status quo and were waiting for the last straw.
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- Peasants made a big part of the 1857 Rebellion because of their frustrations in not only the cultural rule of the British but the taxation rule and the loans they had to take out to pay taxes
e petnte a government of his ow modeling it on the British administration.
- The peasant Devi Singh made his own gov based on the British way of governing with a peasant army that went after the moneyloaners hated by peasants in debt
- This may be evidence for the idea that the main sticking point for Indian peasants was the cultural and taxation policies of the British instead of the administrative part
determined to destroy the religion
- There was already massive distrust in the cultural/religious policies of the British before the cartridge controversy
- It is notable that the main sticking point for the rebels was British religious enforcement, showing how displeased Indians were with British policies in the early 1800s to try to make Indians culturally British
hus, they destroyed anything that represent: the authority of the company:
Very similar to the French Revolution, immense oppression boils to extreme revolution against everything
it was the duty of the wealthy
- Pattern: underprivileged groups convincing people in power (wealthy Indians) to support a cause for a reason (loss of religious practices) that is only one of the many reasons the underprivileged people support the cause (heavy taxation, loss of rights, etc.).