Sah Mal

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Sah Mal ( –1857) was a rebel at the time of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, based out of the village of Bijrol, Uttar Pradesh.[1]:209 He led the Jats of Baraut in rebellion against the East India Company.[2]

In June 1857, Sah Mal seized 500 head of cattle, and collected escaped convicts and other locals and formed a force. On 18 July, British forces came under attack as they approached the village of Baraut. A group of fighters led by Sah Mal took up positions in a nearby orchard, and came under pressed attack by a Rifles unit. The Jat formation broke, and were attacked on the flank by mounted troops. Hand-to-hand combat ensued, during with Sah Mal was killed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District Gazetteers of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. 1904.
  2. ^ Henry George Keene (1883). Fifty-Seven: Some Account of the Administration in Indian Districts During the Revolt of the Bengal Army. W.H. Allen. pp. 29–.
  3. ^ District Gazetteers of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. 1904. pp. 178–.