What were the indirect results of the Revolt of 1857?

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Far more important than the direct results were the indirect ones which followed the Revolt of 1857. Firstly, the Revolt further widened the difference between the ruler and the ruled. Secondly, during the post-Revolt years the British rulers, in order to maintain their supremacy in India, deliberately followed a policy of communal disharmony.

The seed of communal discord planted by the English in India sprouted like a poison tree, and bore the fruits of communalism. Thirdly, true that the British government in India did not pursue a policy of territorial expansion in India during the post- 1857 days, the period was yet marked by a new era of economic exploitation by the British in India.

Fourthly, it may say that during the years following the Revolt of 1857 the British pursued a policy of opposing the educated middle class and supporting the landlords and native princes. Fifthly, aftermath of the Revolt of 1857 was marked by thorough reorganization of the administration by the British government.

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Sixthly, the Revolt of 1857, however, failed to change in any way the basic exploitative nature of the British rule in India.

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