COLONIAL DEMOLITION OF BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR'S GOVERNMENT SOME BITTER FACTS AND LITERARY REACTIONS

Authors

  • Dr. Tariq Mahmood Hashmi
  • Dr. Zaheer Hassan Wattoo
  • Dr. Shabnam Ishaq

Abstract

The first armed struggle of the Indians against the British which the British called treason. The East India Company incorporated all the provinces and several states of India into its government one after the other. Due to which doubts about the company arose in the hearts of Indians. The Indian War of Independence began in 1857 at Dumdum and Barakpur in Bengal, where indigenous soldiers refused to use cartridges which they believed contained pork and cow fat. The British government disarmed these soldiers and dismissed them from military service. The same thing happened in Lucknow. Dismissed soldiers spread across the country and began to mobilize troops against the British. Bahadur Shah Zafar was declared leader by the rebel soldiers. He was appointed as the head of the war of independence. This war was lost by the Mughal army. The king was captured. Thus, the sun of the Mughal Empire set and the colonial system began in India.

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Published

2022-05-30

How to Cite

Dr. Tariq Mahmood Hashmi, Dr. Zaheer Hassan Wattoo, & Dr. Shabnam Ishaq. (2022). COLONIAL DEMOLITION OF BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR’S GOVERNMENT SOME BITTER FACTS AND LITERARY REACTIONS. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 19(2), 794-801. Retrieved from https://archives.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/11107