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Question 515: Which of the following was the immediate cause of the Indian Mutiny in 1857?
Author: OHgamer - Category: 19th Century
Difficulty: 4/5 - Zone: Asia (except Middle-East)

  • The annexation of Oudh by the British after its ruling dynasty was declared lapsed and incompetent to rule
  • The replacement of Persian with English as the official legal language in British East India Company territories
  • The decision to adopt Enfield Rifles with cartridges greased in pig and cow tallow that soldiers had to rip open with their teeth
  • Britain's establishment of the Hindu Dogra Rajputs as rulers of predominantly Muslim Kashmir

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