Critically examine the nature of the Revolt of 1857. How did it affect the British policy in India after 1858? OR “On the whole, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the so-called First National War of Independence was neither First, nor National, nor a war of Independence.” Comment. OR Examine the nature of the Revolt of 1857 and indicate the manifold changes in British civil and military administration of India after 1857. OR Do you believe that the uprising in 1857 was nationalist in nature? If not, what was its character? OR “The Mutiny of 1857 was much more than a Mutiny of Sepoys and much less than a National Rebellion.” Comment.