Answer in Brief
What were the causes for the failure of the Revolt of 1857?
Various causes were responsible for the failure of the revolt:
- Lack of organization, discipline, common plan of action, centralized leadership, modem weapons, and techniques.
- The rebel leaders were no match to the British Generals. Rani Lakshmi Bai, Tantia Tope, and Nana Saheb were courageous but they were not good generals.
- Non – participation of Bengal, Bombay, Madras, western Punjab, and Rajputana.
- The modem educated Indians did not support the Revolts as they believed that only British rule could reform Indian society and modernize it.
- The British managed to get the loyalty of the Sikhs, Afghans, and the Gurkha regiments. The Gurkhas actually helped the British in suppressing the revolt.
- The British had better weapons, better generals, and good organization.
Concept: The Revolt of 1857
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