Revolt of 1857 in India : Nature and Results

There is no unanimity among scholars regarding the nature of the revolt of 1857 and a debate took place between 1950-1960 focusing attentions on three perspectives: sepoy mutiny, national struggle or first war of independence or a manifestation of feudalist revival. All the British historians, in particular. Sir John Lawrance and Seelay are of the view that it was a [...]