Mangal Pandey (1827 - 8 April 1857) was an Indian solider. He was a soldier of the Bengal Army under the East India Company. He was known for actions in the events just after the start of the Indian rebellion of 1857.
Early life and career change
He joined the Bengal Army in 1849. He was a sepoy (private solider) at 5th Company of 34th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI).
Pandey was part of the revolution against the East India Company. They rebelled because the Company brought a new weapon.[source?] It was called the Enfield Rifle. These rifles had cartridges which were greased with the fats of animals. Many Indian soldiers believed that the fat was made of cows which are a holy animal for Hindu. This lead to the Sepoy Mutiny.
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Other websites change
- Sen, Surendra Nath (1957). Eighteen fifty-seven. Publications Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India.
- Wagner, Kim A. (2014). The Great Fear of 1857. Rumours, Conspiracies and the Making of the Indian Uprising. ISBN 978-93-81406-34-2.
- Forrest, George (1893). Selections from the letters, despatches and other state papers preserved in the Military Department of the Government of India, 1857-58.
- Man who led the mutiny