After-effects of the 1857 War
- During the hundred years of British rule, soldiers, tribesmen, landowners, peasants, kings, and queens were affected in various ways.
- From the middle of the 18th century, the power of the Nawabs and Rajas was eroding.
- They gradually lost authority and honor.
- The Nawabs and Rajas kept losing their territories at various stages and under different rules.
- The British gradually and slowly disbanded the kingdom's armed forces.
- The rulers lost their freedom, and the inhabitants sent by the British to the royal courts began to have more power in the kingdom's internal affairs.
- The British were caught off guard.
- The British assumed that the riots and problems caused by the cartridges would soon subside.
- But the whole situation quickly turned sour once Bahadur Shah Zafar decided to support the rebellion.
What could be the reasons for the confidence of the British rulers about their position in India before May 1857?
The reasons for the confidence of the British rulers about their position in India before May 1857 is the loss of authority and honor. At different stages, rulers lost their territories, and the British disbanded the armed forces.