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Even after the British had recaptured the cities, the Sepoys continued to attack the British. The Britsh government engaged in a bloody campaign to eradicate the last vestiges of the rebellion. This campaign resulted in widespread famine across India. Some commentators believe that hundreds of thousands of Indians died as a direct or indirect result of the uprising. The fighting continued throughout 1858. Britain finally ended the revolution in 1859.
====Empress of India====Bahadur Shah Zafar was the Mughal Emperor ruled
in Delhi and had no real power outside the city. He had become the titular leader of the rebellion. Because of his support of the rebels, he was imprisoned and tried in a military court <ref>Dalrymple, William, The Last Mughal. London: Viking Penguin, p. 123</ref> . He was charged with helping the rebels to kill a number of Europeans and for this, he was exiled to Burma where he died. His trial and banishment to Burma was the effective end of the Mughal dynasty who once ruled nearly all of the sub-continent , since the 17h century. In 1877 Queen Victoria on the advice of her imperialist Prime Minister Disraeli , took the title of Empress of India. This was to symbolize British authority and power in India and its growing involvement in the sub-continent. Successive British monarchs , held the title of Emperor of India until 1948 , after Victoria’s death.
====Reorganisation of Indian government====