What was the Indian Mutiny?
Mutinies of Indian troops serving in the East India Company's army, such as at Vellore in 1806 were not unprecedented. There were also several previous conflicts between the Company and local rulers such as Rani Chennamma of Keladi and Tipu Sultan of Mysore, as well as previous popular uprisings such as the Sannyasi Rebellion of the 1780s.
All these events were, however, limited to a relatively small area, within a town or at the most a few districts. Wha ...more