When one speaks of 1857 revolt, the first names that strikes us are Jhansi Laxmi Bhai, Nanasaheb and at max Tantia Tope. But there there were many opportunists as well as established local leaders, and numerous individuals took up arms on their own initiative without waiting for the Emperor's appeal, or for feudal aristocrats to tell them what to do. Devi Singh was perhaps the quitessential subaltern insurgent, acting entirely on his own without any contact with outsiders. He came from a Jat dominated region centred around the small rural town of Raya in Mathura district.
When zamindars and villagers in the locality heard of the King of Delhi's proclamation, they rose up against the moneylenders and attacked the town.
After the tremendous success of ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission launch, ISRO maintained surprisingly near silenece baring release of one or two pictures by the Mars Color Camera. The USD $71 million mission, launched on November 5, 2013, had a planned six-month life span once in orbit. The probe entered the Martian atmosphere on September 24, 2014 and was due to complete its mission yesterday (March 24).Now when the planned six months of mission life came to an end, ISRO has released breathtaking views of the RED PLANET.
And one more good news is that the orbiter has enough fuel for extended mission of six more months..
ISRO's Mare Orbiter Mission - Mangalyaan's scintillating success was recognized across the globe as a feat in itself. Now the ISRO Mars Mission team gets another international recognition in the form of National Space Society's 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category.
India has successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars, becoming the fourth nation or geo-bloc to do so. The Mangalyaan robotic probe, one of the cheapest interplanetary missions ever, will soon begin work studying the Red Planet's atmosphere.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) kept its ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission on sound footing when its ground controllers successfully corrected the spacecraft’s trajectory on Wednesday (11th June). This complex trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM), as it is called, puts the spacecraft on the right celestial path to reach Mars on the scheduled day of September 24.