Mangal Pandey birth anniversary: All you need to know about soldier who inspired Revolt of 1857

The birth anniversary of Mangal Pandey, the soldier who sparked the Revolt of 1857 falls today, 19 July. Pandey’s attack on British soldiers...

The birth anniversary of Mangal Pandey, the soldier who sparked the Revolt of 1857 falls today, 19 July. Pandey’s attack on British soldiers was the beginning of the revolt and inspired many people to take up arms against the atrocities of the British East India Company.

Who was Mangal Pandey?

Pandey was born in Akbarpur on 19 July 1827 to a landowning family. In 1849, he joined the British East India Company as a sepoy (soldier) in the 6th Company of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry. The 1850s saw a lot of dissatisfaction festering against the British rule. While the agrarian communities were burdened by the heavy load of taxation, the traders and artisans were also seeing their businesses being destroyed by the British East India Company's policies.

In this scenario, the introduction of a new Enfield rifle sparked protests. Soldiers had to bite off the ends of greased cartridges to load the weapon. Rumours that the greased cartridges contained cow or pig lard soon began circulating. The sepoys viewed the new rifle as an assault on their religious beliefs.

The attack:

On 29 March 1857, Pandey, who was posted at a garrison in Barrackpore, tried to start a rebellion against the British officers. Lieutenant Baugh, who confronted the sepoy and tried to stop him, was injured in the fight that followed.

Pandey battled Baugh and Sergeant Major Hewson, while the Commanding Officer General Hearsey tried to bring the situation under control, as per reports.

Pandey was finally outnumbered and he put his gun to his chest and pressed its trigger. He was rushed to the infirmary. He recovered and was brought to trial within a week. Mangal Pandey was executed on 8 April 1857. While the execution date was actually set for 18 April, it was moved forward to quell any chances of a revolt.

However, Pandey’s attack on the British officers proved to be an inspiration. Later, a rebellion broke out in Meerut that ultimately led to the  Revolt of 1857.

Legacy:

Mangal Pandey is viewed as a freedom fighter and inspirational figure in the country. His life has been the subject of a move as well as a stage play. A commemorative postage stamp in his honour was issued by the Indian government in 1984.

Read all the Latest News, Trending NewsCricket News, Bollywood News,
India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

दोआब (Doab) किसे कहते हैं? और जानिए भारत के दोआब क्षेत्रों के बारे में

Read Also

Nishpaksh

General knowledge

Name

Article,4,ASE News,2,BBC News - Technology,44,Business,23,codecanyon,3,DPR,1,Education / Employment,1,Entertainment,10,General knowledge,3,IANS – The Siasat Daily,8,IFTTT,49,India news,3540,Latest news,1,Madhy Pradesh,465,main,19,National,162,News,1,PTI – The Siasat Daily,3,Sports,11,themeforest,1,World,22,World News,1280,
ltr
item
India World News: Mangal Pandey birth anniversary: All you need to know about soldier who inspired Revolt of 1857
Mangal Pandey birth anniversary: All you need to know about soldier who inspired Revolt of 1857
India World News
https://www.asenews.page/2022/07/mangal-pandey-birth-anniversary-all-you.html
https://www.asenews.page/
https://www.asenews.page/
https://www.asenews.page/2022/07/mangal-pandey-birth-anniversary-all-you.html
true
8343353446356446311
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content