Why were the Sikhs loyal to the British, if indeed they were, during the Indian Mutiny of 1857? (1993)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Degree NameMaster of Arts
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
This thesis will endeavour to ascertain the nature and extent of Sikh support for the British during the Indian "Mutiny" of 1857. It will analyse the importance of this support. The thesis will maintain that without the active support of many of the Sikhs, all of northern India could have been lost to the British, at least temporarily. The attitude of Sikhs themselves, towards the British, and towards the "rebels," will also be investigated, particularly concepts of loyalty and collaboration.
KeywordsSikhs--India--History--19th century; Allegiance--India--History--19th century; India--History--Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858
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