7th of September 2015
Social Studies

what was the main cause of revolt of 1857

Akshay Kumar - CBSE - Class VIII

Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 15:12:PM


The apparent main and immediate cause of 1857 was the introduction of the new Enfield rifle in the English East India Company army. It was rumoured that the cartridge of this new rifle was covered with the fat of cows and pigs. This infuriated Hindu and Muslim soldiers alike and proved to be the spark for the eventual rebellion.

Monday, September 07, 2015 at 18:05:PM