I think it was a big mistake for Sikhs. Mughals persecuted Hindus too, still Hindus fought against British under Mughal, if Sikhs fought against British it would be much better. There were some small scale mutinies in Punjab, but were quickly crushed. Overall Sikh soldiers of British, remained loyal. Those who say 1857 revolt was step to return to Mughal days, to them Mughals ruled India before British came. India was not under foreign rule since 1192 AD. Muslims from West Asia and central Asia came, fought and ultimately became Indians and forgot their original motherland. And British did not liberate India from Muslim rule. @Singh, @Ray, @rock127, @Blackwater.