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Rumours and Prophecies played a part in moving people to action.’ Explain the statement in the context of the Revolt of 1857.
Rumours and Prophecies in the Revolt of 1857.
(i) There was a rumour that the new cartridges were greased with the fat of cows and pigs which would pollute their castes and religion.
(ii) The rumours about the British trying to destroy the
religion of Indians by mixing the bone dust of cows and pigs into the flour
(iii) There was fear and suspicion that the British wanted
to convert Indians to Christianity.
(iv) There were rumours that British had mixed the bone
dust of cows and pigs into the flour that was sold in the market.
(v) Prophecy:The response to the call for action was
reinforced by the prophecy that British rule would come to an end on the centenary of the Battle of Plassey, on 23 June, 1857.
(vi) Any other relevant point