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Indian Mutiny   /ˈɪndiən mjˈutəni/   Listen
Indian Mutiny

Discontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858; the revolt was put down after several battles and sieges (notably the siege at Lucknow).  Synonym: Sepoy Mutiny.

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"Indian Mutiny" Quotes from Famous Books

... Captain Cook, and has frequently occurred since, these darkened idolaters mistook me for one of their own deities. I might spurn them, indeed; but when Nicholson adopted that course, and beat the Fakirs who worshipped him during the Indian Mutiny, his conduct, as I have read, only redoubled their enthusiasm. However, as events proved, they never at any time were inclined to substitute me for their heathen divinities; very far from it indeed, though their peculiar conduct was calculated to ...
— In the Wrong Paradise • Andrew Lang

Words linked to "Indian Mutiny" :   Republic of India, insurrection, India, revolt, rising, uprising, Sepoy Mutiny, Bharat, rebellion

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