Chennai Romeos

  • 01:52:34 pm on October 23, 2006 | 6

    The Vellore Mutiny July 10, 1806 was the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British EIC. It predates even the sepoy mutiny of 1857 by half a century. The revolt, which took place in Vellore, was rather brief but brutal, as mutineers broke into the Vellore fort and killed or injured 200 British troops, before they were subdued by reinforcements from nearby Arcot.

    The reasons for the mutiny revolved mainly around resentment against changes in sepoy dress code in November 1805. Hindus were prohibited from wearing religious marks on their foreheads and Muslims were required to shave their beard and trim their moustache. This created a strong resentment among the soldiers.

    From 1806 Britishers were faceing lot of problems from Indians



  • sravi 1:50 pm on October 26, 2006 | # | Reply

    Next important person to be noted is Mangal Pandey.He joined the British East India Company forces in 1849 at the age of 22, as per this account. Pandey was part of 5th Company of the 34th BNI regiment. He is primarily known for attacking his British officers in an incident that sparked what is known to the British as the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 and to Indians as the First War of Indian Independence.Mangal Pandey was hanged on April 8. His execution was scheduled for April 18, but he was summarily executed 10 days prior to the date, fearing the possibility of a larger-scale revolt,he is really a hero.

    His story was taken as a movie by Amirkhan named Mangal Pandey-The Rising.

    to be continued we will move into causes for the Revolt!!!

  • karthiik 4:56 pm on October 28, 2006 | # | Reply

    Very interesting mams.. it’s a nice refresher!! Keep it going da..

  • ravi k 5:05 am on October 30, 2006 | # | Reply

    Yeah…I think I remember some things from History on Mangal Pandey and the revolt daa….didnt it start by an Incident when Britishers used some non-vegetarian (pork or something) item stuffed into the rifles used by the Vegetarian Indian Soldiers…..didnt the Revolt start due to that Incident???!!! correct me if I am wrong daa….

  • sravi 10:49 am on October 30, 2006 | # | Reply

    yes, primary reason of Mangal panday is creased cartridge and Doctrine of Lapse , Lord Dalhousie.These were many reasons which gathered momentum and bursted into revolt, i will come to other causes for the revolt soon!!!

  • ravi k 7:30 am on November 1, 2006 | # | Reply

    yeah…greased cartridge…that was!!!

    what are the other reasons daa?

  • karthiik 3:49 pm on November 4, 2006 | # | Reply

    Ravi K,

    Did you get that tidbit from the movie Mangal Pandey or do you really remember History?

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