Influence of Outside Events - 1857 Revolt
The revolt of 1857 coincided with certain outside events such as the First Afghan war (1838-42), Punjab wars (1845-49) and the Crimean wars (1854-56). In these wars, the British had to suffer serious losses which exposed their vulnerability to the mutineers.
Socio-Religious Causes - 1857 Revolt
The socio-religious policies of the British which included racial superiority and discrimination, missionary activities and deliberate efforts to subvert the religious beliefs of the people in India was one of the major causes of the revolt of 1857.
Administrative Causes - 1857 Revolt
Before the advent of British Raj Indians were governed by a different set of rules and regulation. The reorganization of administrative setup and new rules and regulations has created discontent with the government which was also an important cause for the revolt of 1857.
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Economic Causes - 1857 Revolt
Colonial rule in India led to the systematic destruction of India’s economy due to the selfish and predatory economic policies followed by the British. They adopted mercantilist and protectionist policies to safeguard their own interest while at the same time destroyed the economic life of India.
Principles And Evolution of Rule of law
Rule of law is a philosophy which states that the administration of the state should be based on the principles of law, as opposed to the discretion, whims, and caprices of the person or persons in power.
Army - Administrative Organization in British India
UPSC History Study material on Army administration during the British colonial rule. To know more about Army during the British era and Changes after 1857 revolt read this article for UPSC Civil Services Preparation.