The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 07 October 2022

A map illustrating the scope and geopolitical context of the Sepoy Mutiny (from Persian sepāhī, for soldier) of 1857 in India. Originating in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the mutiny soon escalated from a revolt of the East India Company's army into a widespread bloody rebellion fuelled by religious resentment and economic discontent. It spread throughout northern India, but the three presidencies of Bengal, Bombay, and Madras remained largely unaffected. Although it failed, the uprising led to, among other things, direct rule of India by the British government and the abolition of East India Company's control.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, October 07). The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16491/the-sepoy-mutiny-of-1857/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 07, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16491/the-sepoy-mutiny-of-1857/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Oct 2022. Web. 30 Nov 2022.

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