In Delhi, India, where the 150th anniversary of India’s first revolt against British rule was celebrated with performers reenacted scenes from the war.

This feature of 1857 is something special and relevant to contemporary India. The use of the term ‘Hindustan’ in the proclamations of both Hindu and Muslim united under the Muslim king to fight the Raj(empire). Both Hindus and Muslim sepoys(military troops), in fact, declared that the rebellion was a holy war. Zafar, the guardian of the faith for both Hindus and Muslims, was an unusual king.

Many historians said it was not ‘mutiny’ between British and the sepoys but the first war of Indian independence.

It was during the sixteen century where British Empire granted trading rights to a group of London merchants — a group that would become the East India Company.

Incidentally, was the deploy of sepoys — the largest number of soldiers in the East India Company army came from there.The general Indian populace was unhappy, and the soldiers in the Company even more so because of poor pay and working conditions, the break down of caste barriers and controversial weaponry. Many believed their religious beliefs — both Hinduism and Islam — were under threat. A prophecy that the British would leave India .The end of the empire began to take shape around the early months of 1857. It took shape around the commonplace Chappati, circulating through villages and towns, possibly as a secret message for rebellion. After the first rumors of the ‘greased cartridge’ (where tallow from pigs and cows were used) began to appear, January 1857 and also to when unrest sepoys were noticed.

The mutinity between Sepoy Indian troops and British Raj