Culture:The Indians didn't want to abolish their Sati practices because doing so was against their customs. They reacted by threatening Sahib if he pursues to destroy their values and wishes. The Indians decide to try and fight the British to protect their actions.
Society:A woman has been promised to the Company's senior officer. The others plead that he does not take her and in response he pushes them away.
Society:Mangal sees the officer and the woman, and his reaction is to fight the British officer. They stumble back into the building where Mangal continues to attack him.