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The Great Fear of 1857 Rumours Conspiracies and the Making of the Indian Uprising - The Past in the Present
The Indian Uprising of 1857, in which Indian soldiers ('sepoys') turned against the British whom they had served faithfully for decades, had a profound impact on the colonial psyche, and its spectre haunted the British until the very last days of the Raj. For the past 150 years most aspects of the Uprising have been subjected to intense scrutiny... more »