The effect on the british rulers in india

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The Effect on the British Rulers in India

The historians describe the revolt as a non-violent revolution and give this as a reason why the indigo revolt was a success. They call it a forerunner of the non-violent passive resistance later successfully adopted by Gandhi. The revolt had a strong effect on the government, which immediately appointed the "Indigo Commission" in 1860.

In the commission report, E. W. L. Tower noted that "not a chest of Indigo reached England without being stained with human blood". Evidently it was a major triumph of the peasants to incite such emotion in the Europeans' minds.

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