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The First Martyr

A sepoy rebelled in 1824. But was it India's first anti-Brit mutiny?

The First Martyr
Sandipan Chatterjee
The First Martyr
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That Binda, a sepoy of the 47th Native Infantry, led an uprising by disgruntled Indian soldiers of his and of two other regiments stationed at Barrackpore, is an undisputed fact. Many prominent historians, including Ramesh Chandra Majumdar and Amalendu De, have chronicled the 1824 revolt. According to records at the state archives and with the army, the 26th, 47th and 62nd Native Infantry battalions were ordered to march to Chittagong port and then board ships to reach present-day Yangon to participate in the Anglo-Burmese war being pursued by governor-general Lord Amherst.


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