Originally Posted by Jinit
I have never read any Indian version which tells that it covered the area from Bengal to North west frontier. Most of the action was in north and central India (althaugh that area roughly made 1/3 of directly ruled British India )
Btw It was never coordinated. IF only it would have been coordinated they would not have failed.
You are correct.
There was a lack of shared perception or the invader.
Most of the ' action' was in north and central India.
You should also keep in mind that it was in the interests of the British rulers to suppress the information, then and later, to cut of the pockets of the resistance and not allow the news to be spread.
There was an uprising in then Calcutta.
Translation extract from an article by Dr. Rajendra Singh, in the Hindi monthly ' Suraj Sujan'- Surajmal Educational Society, C5 Janakpuri, New Delhi, India,. Tel 11-25552667
"On 25th February 1857, in Berhampur in Bengal, the 19th Native Infantry, which was composed mostly of Pooravias, ( or Easterners) , refused to use the fat filled cartridges. The Commander Mitchell, went to their lines, and threatened them, that f they did not use the cartridges, they would all be killed .The soldiers rebelled before the time of the Parade on February 26, 8857.The broken into the armoury, took the weapons, but did not fire them. There was disturbance through the evening, but by morning everything had subsided. The British officials still thought it necessary to punish the 19th Native battalion, and after shifting them to Barrackpur, this regiment was broken up. The soldier Mangal Pandey had seen the poor condition of the 19th Native Battalion. He wished to pick up arms so that his religion would not be tarnished. In March 1857 , two soldiers of the 2nd native Grenadiers were sentenced to 14 years hard labour imprisonment for acts against the Empire. Jamadar Salgiram Jat was dismissed from the Army. Upset with this, Mangal Pandey, on Sunday morning, March 29, 1857 fired upon the Sergeant major. Lieutenant Wahoo ( ?), went forward to the place of the incident, and Pandey shot at his horse to stop him. The Quarter Guard, present did not take action to try and save Wahoo, but one Muslim soldier Sheikh Paltu saved the lives of the Sergeant Major and the Lieutenant.
Mangal Pandey's revolutionary act occurred in Meerut, from which city he had been transferred to Barrackpur, only six months earlier, because of his disloyal conduct. He only wished to express his opposition, but he was taken into custody. He was Court martialed and hung to death on April 6, 1857. Mangal Pandey's courageous act was restricted only as far as Barrackpur. The revolution did not start even on his death.
On May 4, 1857 the 34 Native Infantry Regiment was disbanded one more time.
The soldiers were all dismissed, but they were permitted to return to their homes with their uniforms. With the returning soldiers, news came to Meerut, Delhi and Haryana districts.
On May 10, 1857 the next chapter was written."