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Answer in 100-150 Words Why Did the Mutinous Sepoys in Many Places Turn to Erstwhile Rulers to Provide Leadership to the Revolt? - History

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Answer in 100-150 Words

Why Did the Mutinous Sepoys in Many Places Turn to Erstwhile Rulers to Provide Leadership to the Revolt?

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Solution

 Following are the major reasons to explain why the rebellious soldiers turned to native rulers for leadership:

 1.East India company defeated native rulers to grab power in India. Many believed that the native Indian rulers had the legal and legitimate authority to regain power in the respective kingdoms. Therefore, it was natural that they became the leaders of the rebels and regain the lost status of rulers.

 2.The erstwhile rulers had substantial resources at their command. They had wealth and private armies too. The rebels waited to get the support of resources from them, and by declaring them the leaders it was natural outcome.

 3.Most of the erstwhile Indian rulers were popular at the local level. Their subjects 
 often sympathised with them as they believed that the latter were unlawfully   
thrown out of power and even suffered humiliation. Choosing these native rulers was echoing the sentiments of the people and winning more support for the cause.

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NCERT Class 12 History - Themes in Indian History
Chapter 11 Rebels And The Raj: 1857 Revolt and its Representations
Exercise | Q 1 | Page 314
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