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The rebellion in Awadh, 1857-58

Subtitle:
a study in popular resistance
Abstract:

This thesis studies the popular character of the revolt of 1857 in Awadh. It argues that in the pre-annexation rural world of Awadh talukdars and peasants had a symbiotic relationship which was destroyed by the first British revenue settlement of 1856-57. The sudden annexation together with the removal of the King from Lucknow and the dispossession and overassessment resulting from the revenue settlement created the basis for disaffection. The sepoys of the army - largely recruited from A...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
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Publication date:
1981
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602337183
URN:
uuid:0adc4519-d341-491f-ba72-955983cadfb2
Local pid:
td:602337183

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