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Q. What were the consequences of the Revolt of 1857?

Ans.

  • Queen Victoria issued the Proclamation in 1858.
  • It transferred all administrative powers of the East India Company to the British Crown.
  • Company rule was brought to an end.
  • Board of Control & Court of Directors was abolished.
  • Establishment of a Secretary of State for India & Indian Council.
  • Right of adoption given to Indian rulers.
  • Different policies of expansion came to an end.
  • Governor Generals were replaced by Viceroys.
  • Soldiers from Awadh and Central India were replaced with martial races like Sikhs & Gurkhas.
  • Amount of Indian soldiers were reduced.
  • Strategic posts were now held by European soldiers.
  • Policy of Divide and Rule was applied to segregate Hindus & Muslims.
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