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The path of devotion Uddalaka's advice to svetaketu
The Asramas Image Worship
Yogaasanas Ayurveda
Mathematics in India Warfare in Ancient India
Aurobindo Ghose 1857 Warof Indian Independence
Birth of congress GopalKrishna Gokhale
Quit India Movement Rabindranath Tagore
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1857 WAR OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE

On March 29, 1857, a sepoy by name Mangal Pandey mutinied. He fired a shot at his officer and shouted to other sepoys, "Come on and save our religion!"

In the meantime higher military authorities came rushing and overpowered Pandey, who shot himself seriously, but did not die. Later on Pandey was executed for his
mutiny. His infantry was also disbanded.

The sepoys who were thus dismissed returned to their homes and spread the news about the cartridges.

Soon this news spread to other places where armies were kept and similar mutinies took place at Ambala, Lucknow, Meerut.

Another news added to the unrest.  It was that powdered bones of cows were mixed with the wheat flour supplied to the Jawans. Meerut was an important military station. There was a strong unit of British soldiers.

When the native sepoys of this place heard all the news, 85 of them refused to touch the cartridge supplied to them.

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