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UNIT 8 THE SEPOY REBELLION ALSO KNOWN AS THE GREAT INDIAN MUTINY 1857-1858 The BIG Question: What was the cultural impact of Imperialism in India?

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1 UNIT 8 THE SEPOY REBELLION ALSO KNOWN AS THE GREAT INDIAN MUTINY The BIG Question: What was the cultural impact of Imperialism in India?

2 SEPOY REBELLION It was a prolonged period of armed uprisings in India against British colonial rule It was started by Indian troops called sepoys who were controlled by the British The Indian’s resentment grew since the British did not respect their religious and cultural traditions

3 Map of Sepoy Rebellion

4 As the soldiers began to rebel many of them were imprisoned and a mutiny broke out As the soldiers marched to Delhi many joined the mutiny and as they reached the city the Sepoys slaughtered many British soldiers and civilians They restored the power of the Mogul emperor As word spread so did the mutiny across the continent

5 After numerous defeats the British forces organized and set out to destroy all Indians Eventually the British retook Delhi but sporadic Fighting took place for the next year The rebel leader Tantia Topi was captured and executed in 1859 this marked the end of the rebellion

6 Method of execution by the British

7 British and Indians Battle

8 Sepoy Mutiny

9 Tantia Topi

10 Consequences The Mogul Empire was officially abolished British assumed direct rule of India Queen’s Proclamation of 1858; Queen Victoria will be the First Empress of India The British no longer trusted the Indians They exploited and repressed them 2,034 British were killed in battle 8,987 died of diseases and other causes It is unknown how many Indians died The rebellion will be the first step in Indian nationalism

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12 DELHI 1911 In 1911 Delhi became the capital of British India New Delhi was planned as a Garden City to Demonstrate the superiority of the British Empire That year they also held the Delhi Durbar “Court Of Delhi” to celebrate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as the Emperor and Empress of India Many members of the Indian royalty attended *It is an example of how British imperialism impacted India

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15 Coronation Durbar

16 Crown created for the Delhi Durbar IMPERIAL CROWN

17 First Star of Africa Diamond in the Royal Sceptre 530 carats

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