Contents: Preface. 1. Dalhousie's administration. 2. Indian society. 3. Turning point in Indian history. 4. The national upsurge. 5. Nature of the mutiny. 6. Commencement of the mutiny. 7. End of the east India Company. 8. India under the crown. 9. Effect of the mutiny. 10. The act of 1858. 11. Indian Councils Act of 1861. Bibliography. Index.
"The historic rebellion in 1857 is a significant landmark in the annals of Indian rule-continent. Several causes have been attributed to this great event during the last days of the rule of the East India Company. The rebellion spread like wild-fire in several regions and the Indians soliders and civil population showed much patriotic zeal and enthusiasm. The role of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, Tatya Topi and numerous others is really remarkable and highly appreciable.
This volume would be useful for teachers, researchers and students in India and abroad." (jacket)