Why Was The ‘War Of 1857’ Hailed As The First War Of National Independence

Why was the ‘war of 1857’ hailed as the first war of National Independence?

Answers:

People of different castes, communities and religions came together for the first time and fought for independence.

It embraced the whole section of society without any caste and creed. It was not localized one. In this revolt, not only army personnel participated but Indian civilians also threw themselves into this struggle to get rid of the foreign rules. This revolt gave the real threat to the Britishers.