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The Empire Builders
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"Lifting up their hands…the prisoners implored the General to have mercy upon them, and not to consign them to so ignominious a doom. Then, seeing that there was no other hope, they turned to their comrades and reproached them for quietly suffering this disgrace to descend upon them."
Kaye concludes, "There was not a sepoy present who did not feel the rising indignation in his throat. But in the presence of those loaded field guns and those grooved rifles and the glittering sabres of the Dragoons, there could not be a thought of striking."
The sepoys of the 3rd Cavalry did strike on Sunday May 10th, 1857. They broke open the prison, set their comrades free and galloped towards the parade ground where they were joined by men of other regiments. They set out to slay Europeans and burn and plunder their houses.
As dusk fell the sepoys left for Delhi, 40 miles away.
They reached Delhi soon after day-break on 11th May. They went straight to the Red Fort. As the bewildered Bahadur Shah, the last Mughal came out to receive them, they proclaimed him Emperor.
The English Raj had come to an end, or so they thought!

Another Time, Another Sepoy…

The Englishman of Calcutta dated May 30, 1857, published a report about another mutiny at Barrackpore in 1825:
When the mutiny at Barrackpore broke out in 1825, the ring leader, a Brahmin of the 27th Native Infantry, was hanged on the edge of the tank where a large Banian tree now stands and which was planted on the spot to commemorate the fact.
This man was at the time considered in the light of a martyr and his brass poojah or worshipping utensils were carefully preserved… These relics, worshipped by the sepoys have been for thirty-two years in the safe-keeping of Regiments… and have served to keep alive, in the breasts of many, the recollection of a period of trouble, scene of Mutiny and its accompanying swift and terrible punishment…
It was a strange coincidence that it was at Barrackpore that Mangal Pande, revolted on 29th March 1857 and was subsequently hanged.

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