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Indochina: To the French Conquest
Sources Task:   Source 1a: French admiral Rigault de Genouilly after the French attack at Da Nang, 1857 —“The laws and customs of the country will be respected, but the courts and the police will act under French authority. The measures (More)
Research: An \'Indian Mutiny\'?
The name of the conflict of 1857 for most Westerners, and the name we have used so far in this topic, is \'The Indian Mutiny\'. Yet, this is not how most Indians refer to the conflict at all. Indeed, the name of the event has caused considerable cont (More)
The Indian Mutiny: The Impact of the Mutiny
On 8 July 1858, despite parts of Central India continuing their rebellion against the British, Governor-General Lord Canning proclaimed peace in India, marking the official end of the Indian Mutiny. This conflict proved to be not only the biggest upr (More)
The Indian Mutiny: Lakshmi Bai, the Rani of Jhansi
Activity: Reflection Questions 1. Explain why the legend of Lakshmi Bai remains powerful today. 2. Compare and contrast the Indian and British portrayals of Lakshmi Bai, and explain what they reveal about national and gender prejudices. For (More)
Skills Activity: Analysing a History Essay
Instructions: Use either the hard copy or PDF copy of your sample essay for this activity. 1. Structure of the Essay > The introduction and conclusion should ideally be 4-6 sentences long and should directly answer the question. Tick or c (More)
The Indian Mutiny: \'No Kites, Opium or Gambling\'
\"Besieged\" and The Mutiny Papers The readings below are taken from the book Besieged: Voices from Delhi 1857. This collection, compiled and edited by Mahmood Farooqui, is part of the \'Mutiny Papers\' - records of official correspondence that su (More)
The Indian Mutiny: The Storming of Delhi
The Setting: Since May 1857, the city of Delhi had been the major centre of rebel activity, and the city itself was loosely controlled by the sepoys in the name of Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal king. Despite the sepoys\' nominal support for the (More)
The Indian Mutiny: Lucknow and the British Imagination
Task 1: Using internet research, construct a timeline of 8-10 dot points outlining the key events at Lucknow from 30 May 1857 to early 1858. Task 2: Sources Task Choose TWO of the relevant 8 sources below and answer the question provided in a p (More)
The Indian Mutiny: The Rebellion Spreads; Nana Sahib and Cawnpore
After news of the events and Meerut and Delhi reached the neighbouring cities of India, similar rebellions broke out in one regiment after another. These rebellions included two regiments at Firozpur (12 May), one regiment at Aligarh (20 May), as wel (More)
The Indian Mutiny: Issues to Consider
Issues to consider: 1. Who was involved? From the first evening at Meerut, the Mutiny involved not only the Native Infantry regiments but also groups of people the British called \'badmashes\' (who they imagined to be bandits, but who could als (More)
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