Pune (formerly known as Poona) is a city located on the Mutha river in the state of Maharashtra in western India. In the eighteenth century, the city was a political center, as it was the seat of the Peshwas, prime ministers of the Maratha Empire. When the Peshwas were defeated at the Battle of Khadki on 5 November 1817, the British seized control of the city. It was connected to Mumbai by rail in 1858. The city became a center for the Indian independence movement from the 1870s onwards. The city remains a center for higher education.


Latitude: 18.520191404556
Longitude: 73.854246143019

Timeline of Events Associated with Pune

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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