Review of Changes in Historiographic Interpretations of the Causes of the Indian War of 1857

  • 2015

Review of Changes in Historiographic Interpretations of the Causes of the Indian War of 1857

Author:
Jennifer Collins
Abstract:

In this paper I review and appraise historians’ interpretations of the causes of the Indian War of 1857 by looking at four common schools of historiography: Colonial, Nationalist, Post-Colonial, Post-Post-Colonial. Each school and its historians are specific to their time period and their interpretations obviate their concept of causal guilt. Through review of these works this paper shows the effects that attitude and contemporary thought have on an historian’s perspective.