What was the role of Mangal Pandey in independence?
Mangal Pandey born on July 19, 1827, in a Brahmin family in Nagwa village of Ballia district. He joined the Bengal Army in 1849 as a sepoy in 5th company Bengal Native Infantry (BNI). He is known as the valiant man who raised voice against East India Company (EIC). he was from a high caste Brahmin landowning family that professed strong Hindu beliefs and rituals handedly. He joined East India Company in1894 AS sepoy (solider) in 34th Native Infantry which had a large amount of Brahmans. During his stint at a garrison in Barrackpore in the mid-1850s a new Enfield rifle was introduced into India that a soldier had to bite off which was greased with lubricant made either by the cow or pig lard which was unacceptable to both Hindus and Muslims. The soldiers had to bite off which was greased with lubricant made by either cow or pig lard which was unacceptable to both Hindus and Muslims.