Who were the main leaders of the revolt of 1857?
Some important leaders of the first war of Independence 1857 were as follow:
- Bahadur Shah Jafar.
- Rani Laxmi Bai.
- Nana Saheb.
- Tantia Tope.
- Begam Hazrat Mahal.
- Mangal Pandey.
What caused the 1857 rebellion in India?
Indian troops during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. The rebellion began when sepoys refused to use new rifle cartridges, which were thought to be lubricated with grease containing a mixture of pigs’ and cows’ lard and thus religiously impure for Muslims and Hindus.
Who led the Benares rebellion against the Britishers?
The vizier had to pay a larger subsidy for the use of British troops and cede Banaras (now Varanasi) to the East India Company. This treaty led to a revolt by the raja Chaith Singh of Banaras in 1781.
Where did Nana Sahib led the revolt of 1857?
Nana Saheb Peshwa II (19 May 1824 – 24 September 1859), born as Dhondu Pant, was an Indian Peshwa of the Maratha empire, aristocrat and fighter, who led the rebellion in Kanpur (Cawnpore) during the Great Revolt of 1857.
Who led 1857 revolt in Kanpur?
In Kanpur, the revolt was driven by Nana Saheb, the adopted child of Peshwa Baji Rao II along with his administrator Tantia Tope and secretary Azimullah Khan. Nana Saheb joined the revolt essentially because he was denied his benefits by the British. He caught Kanpur and declared himself the Peshwa.