The Sepoy Rebellion of 1857


Repelling a sortie before Delhi during the Sepoy Rebellion.  Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images
Repelling a sortie before Delhi during the Sepoy Rebellion. Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images

The Sepoy Rebellion was the result of many, many influences and stressors on the cultures of India living under British rule. In Britain, it's called the Sepoy Mutiny or the Indian Mutiny, but in India, it’s called the First War of Independence.

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Topics in this Podcast: Asian history, religion, colonialism, Indian history, 19th century, rebellions