Discuss the Introduction of Railways and Telegraphs

QUESTION: In context to the various factors responsible for causing the great upsurge of 1857, discuss the introduction of Railways and Telegraphs

ANSWER: Introduction of Railways and Telegraphs:

(i) Telegraph poles were thought to be erected for the purpose of hanging people on them, who opposed the British rule in India.

(ii) In railways, Brahmins and untouchables were made to sit side by side which they thought would defy their religion.

(iii) Modern innovations threatened the old social rules and produced unrest among many common orthodox people in India.


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