Located in the region of Awadh, Lucknow is a multicultural city in India and is currently the capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an important center of government, education, and commerce. Hindi is the primary language, and Urdu is widely spoken. Until 1719, Awadh was part of the Mughal Empire. In the 1857 Indian Uprising, Lucknow was a major center of rebellion, and it took the British nearly 18 months to regain control. In 1916, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah met in Lucknow during the Indian National Congress session, which established the Lucknow Pact with the Muslim League.

Timeline of Events Associated with Lucknow

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.


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

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