Reason for the Failure of the 1857 Revolt

  • Absence of unified command under one leader and that too without a concrete plan.
  • Indian rulers were fighting for regional interests and had no aim of national integration.
  • The three presidencies of Bengal, Bombay and Madras remained mostly unaffected.
  • There was a lack of support from many social classes such as intellectual class, print media, middle class etc.
  • British strategy was unified. They had modern means of war and experience in fighting the Indian rulers.
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