ABOUT THIS BOOK

In most accounts of the revolt, the greased cartridge has become referred to as the spark and tinder that lit the flames of rebellion.. The greased cartridge - that which was it all about? The military so far have been quipped with all the smooth-barrelled musket, which a new protracted launching procedure and was not accurate over very long ranges. The newest Enfield rifles, which were today being released, had grooved or rifled barrels. This made all of them more accurate and gave them a longer selection. The powdered and bullet for the newest rifle were put together in a paper container. To load the rifle, the finish of the cartridge containing the powder had to be bitten off so that the impose would stir up. The cartridge was in that case rammed over the muzzle with the rifle.. The grease utilized was tallow, probably containing both cow and this halloween fat. To " the cow reverencing Hindu as well as the pig weird Muslims" having to bite this is repellent, defiling and fatal to their religious prospects. ' The Mutiny of 1857-58 was the biggest and bloodiest conflict against any Western colonial electric power during the nineteenth century. This book is essentially about the heroes - Tatya Tope, Nana Saheb, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Kunwar Singh of Jagdishpur - rather than to ignore, a few evil doers. Though the mutiny failed in its objective, even in failure it dished up a grand purpose. It was a source of inspiration for the national freedom movement, which will later accomplished what the revolt could not.

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