List of Most Important Leaders of Revolt of 1857

Political Causes of the revolt of 1857 : Nana Sahib was refused pension, as he was the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II.
● The policy of Doctrine of Lapse.

Economic Causes of Revolt of 1857 :
Heavy taxation, evictions, discriminatory tariff policy against Indian products and destruction of traditional handicrafts that hit peasants, artisans and small zamindars.

Military Discrimination : 
Indian soldiers were paid low salaries; they could not rise above the rank of subedar and were racially insulted.

They were also grieved because of the refusal of British to pay Foreign Service allowance (batta) while fighting in remote regions such as Punjab and Sindh.

Religious Discrimination : 
British social reforms (widow remarriage, abolition of Sati, education for girls, Christian missionaries).
● The introduction of Enfield rifle, the cartridge of which was greased with animal fat, provided the spark.
● Inventions like railway and telegraphs spread of Western education also promoted the cause.

Here is the List of important leader Associated with the Revolt of 1857, so that aspirant can easily learn it.

List of important leaders Associated with the Revolt of 1857–
Place Leader
Barrackpore Mangal Pandey
Delhi Bahadur Shah II, General Bakht Khan
Delhi Hakim Ahsanullah (Chief advisor to Bahadur Shah II)
Lucknow Begum Hazrat Mahal, Birjis Qadir, Ahmadullah (advisor of the ex-Nawab of Awadh)
Kanpur Nana Sahib, Rao Sahib (nephew of Nana), Tantia Tope, Azimullah Khan (advisor of Nana Sahib)
Jhansi Rani Laxmibai
Bihar (Jagdishpur) Kunwar Singh, Amar Singh
Allahabad and Banaras Maulvi Liyakat Ali
Faizabad Maulvi Ahmadullah (He declared the Revolt as Jihad against English)
Farrukhabad Tufzal Hasan Khan
Bijnaur Mohammad Khan
Muradabad Abdul Ali Khan
Bareilly Khan Bahadur Khan
Mandsor Firoz Shah
Gwalior/Kanpur Tantia Tope
Assam Kandapareshwar Singh, Manirama Datta
Orissa Surendra Shahi, Ujjwal Shahi
Kullu Raja Pratap Singh
Rajasthan Jaidayal Singh and Hardayal Singh
Gorakhpur Gajadhar Singh
Mathura Sevi Singh, Kadam Singh

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