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Nana Sahib, Peshwa of the Maratha empire. Led the rebellion in Cawnpore (Kanpur) during the 1857 uprising in India

Nana Sahib, Peshwa of the Maratha empire.  Led the rebellion in Cawnpore (Kanpur) during the 1857 uprising in India Stock Photo
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3485 x 3449 px | 29.5 x 29.2 cm | 11.6 x 11.5 inches | 300dpi

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23 October 2018

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Illustration from an Illustrated history of India published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin circa 1876. Info from wiki: Nana Sahib (19 May 1824 – 1859), born as Dhondu Pant, was an Indian Peshwa of Maratha empire, aristocrat and fighter, who led the rebellion in Cawnpore (Kanpur) during the 1857 uprising. As the adopted son of the exiled Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II, Nana Sahib believed that he was entitled to a pension from the English East India Company, but the underlying contractual issues are rather murky. The Company's refusal to continue the pension after his father's death, as well as what he perceived as high-handed policies, compelled him to revolt and seek independence from company rule in India. He forced the British garrison in Kanpur to surrender, then executed the survivors, gaining control of Cawnpore for a few days. He later disappeared, after his forces were defeated by a British force that recaptured Cawnpore. He was led to the Nepal Hills in 1859, where he is thought to have died.

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