Jhansi

Located on the banks of the Pahjur River, Jhansi is a city in Uttar Pradesh. From 1817 to 1854, Jhansi was the capital of the princely state of Jhansi, controlled by Maratha rajas, when it was then annexed by the British government. Christina Rossetti wrote her poem “In the Round Tower at Jhansi – 8 June 1857” about a family living in Jhansi during the 1857 Indiana Uprising.

Coordinates

Latitude: 25.450036825123
Longitude: 78.580198294949

Timeline of Events Associated with Jhansi

Date Event Manage
10 May 1857 to 20 Jun 1858

Indian Uprising

print of the hanging of two rebelsThe Indian Rebellion or Uprising, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions. It was not contained until the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858. Image: Felice Beato, Print of the hanging of two rebels, 1858 (albumen silver print). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

Articles

Priti Joshi, “1857; or, Can the Indian ‘Mutiny’ Be Fixed?”

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