An incident recorded by James Skinner in the garhi of anupshahr where 13 grossly outnumbered Rajputs fought till last man and slew Brits 3-4 times their own number!!
For what reason? The Brits would not let them take their weapons with them!! Preferring death to dishonor…
The Rajputs did everything to make the Brits allow them to carry their arms. Even putting grass in their teeth to show submission.
When nothing worked they returned to the garhi and prepared to offer resistance with the reply “Khoob! tumhara Lashkar lao”
The brits initially sent 20 men to storm the garhi thinking it would be a cakewalk but to their horror they witnessed almost 13 of the force fall down dead & wounded to the accurate fire of the Rajput matchlocks.
Retreating the brits advanced again with reinforcements
Once again they fired on the British & drew their swords waiting calmly by the gate making no attempt to defend it.
But once the Brits entered they fell upon them like Tigers not resting till all 13 of them lay dead….the enemy 3-4 times that no. All for the sake of honor
Source: “Memoires of james skinner volume 1″