- Mutiny came as a result of rebellion from Indian sepoys (high ranking military officers)
- Angered by use of animal fat in gun cartridges
- Landlords/nobles were deprived of land by British Govenor-General Dalhousie
Initially began with refusal to follow orders - led to fiercer aggression against British officials and Europeans.
Support from locals who wanted to resurrect Mughal Empire, but was short lived and limited to where it spread.
- India passed over to Crown Control with Govt. of India Act 1958 from chartered rule
- Devestated cities/communities/people on both sides
- Extension of British presence in India
- Fuelled British arrogance of Indian 'savages'
- Further seperation of ruled/ruler
Benefits and drawback of British Raj
- Infrastructure via railways were buit across India
- New job opportunities in Government posts
- Schools/univsersities built (Uni. Bombay/Calcutta) taught western education
- New irrigation/land improvement schemes set up
- Cheap British manufacturing was brought to India
- Railways were built with the inention of maintaining control
- Jobs were limited to an educated minority
- Education was limited to the privileged few
- Irrigation/land schemes were designed with British commercial insterests in mind favouring more expensive cash crops…