Author: Leela SarupPublisher: Niyogi BooksYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 268ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788189738235
The court sentences the prisoner, Mungul Pandy, sepoy, No. 1446, 5th Company, 34th Regiment, Native Infantry, to suffer death by being hanged by the neck until he be dead...The execution of Mungul Pandy, Sepoy, No. 1446, 5th Company, 34th Regiment, native Infantry, will take place on the brigade parade tomorrow morning, the 8th instant, at half past five o'clock in the presence of all troops off duty at the station...The Trial of Mangal Pandey, State Papers presents the official records of the trial that culminated in the death sentence of Mangal Pandey, hailed by some as the one who initiated India’s first war of independence in 1857, and dismissed by others as a disgruntled sepoy who under the influence of bhang defied the writ of the British. The trial records throw fresh light on Mangal Pandey’s role in the fist war of Independence in 1857, leaving the responsibility of discerning an accident from a deliberate act of rebellion solely with the reader.