This region in India is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Originally established as part of the Mughal empire, its original capital was Faizabad, though the capital was later moved to Lucknow. As the Mughal Empire disintegrated, Awadh became an independent kingdom, but with a treaty in 1801, the British East India Company controlled the region. The region’s 1856 annexation by the British is often cited as one of the motivating factors behind the 1857 Uprising.


Latitude: 26.853229100000
Longitude: 80.946639700000

Timeline of Events Associated with Oude/Awadh

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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