Nana Sahib was a Maratha aristocrat, who led the Kanpur rebellion during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Nana Sahib was a Maratha aristocrat, who led the Kanpur rebellion during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

This building is where Nana Sahib coordinated his operations around the Cawnpore area. Nana Sahib was the adopted heir to Baji Rao II, the ex-peshwa of the Maratha Confederacy. The East India Company had decided that the pension and honours of the lineage would not be passed on to Nana Sahib, as he was not a natural born heir. Nana Sahib had sent his envoy Dewan Azimullah Khan to London, to petition the Queen against the Company’s decision, but failed to evoke any favourable response.

The Siege of Cawnpore-1857

This building is where Nana Sahib coordinated his operations around the Cawnpore area. Nana Sahib was the adopted heir to Baji Rao II, the ex-peshwa of the Maratha Confederacy. The East India Company had decided that the pension and honours of the lineage would not be passed on to Nana Sahib, as he was not a natural born heir. Nana Sahib had sent his envoy Dewan Azimullah Khan to London, to petition the Queen against the Company’s decision, but failed to evoke any favourable response.

Some 300 British troops, their families and around 150 loyal sepoys were holed up in Gen Wheeler's entrenchment in Cawnpore (Kanpur) for three weeks in June 1857, were constantly bombarded by a local prince, Nana Sahib's army.

Some 300 British troops, their families and around 150 loyal sepoys were holed up in Gen Wheeler's entrenchment in Cawnpore (Kanpur) for three weeks in June 1857, were constantly bombarded by a local prince, Nana Sahib's army.

Nana Sahib bitter contempt  for British Empire & East India Trading Company # Queen Victoria # PBS documentaries # history

Nana Sahib bitter contempt for British Empire & East India Trading Company # Queen Victoria # PBS documentaries # history

Theatre of Cawnpore (Kanpur), Occupied by the Nana Sahib during the Mutiny - c.1857-1858 - Old Indian Photos

Theatre of Cawnpore (Kanpur), Occupied by the Nana Sahib during the Mutiny - c.1857-1858 - Old Indian Photos

1900 - 1937 HH Raja Shrimant Sir Maloji Rao IV Raje Ghorpade Bahadur (Nana Sahib), Raja of Mudhol,  By Rohit Sonkiya

1900 - 1937 HH Raja Shrimant Sir Maloji Rao IV Raje Ghorpade Bahadur (Nana Sahib), Raja of Mudhol, By Rohit Sonkiya

Nana Sahib, Albumen CdV Photograph, india, independence, mutiny

Nana Sahib, Albumen CdV Photograph, india, independence, mutiny

AMURATH SAHIB (35 Amurath II x Sahiba, by Nana Sahib I) 1932 grey stallion bred by Breniow | Arabian Album: Polish Arabian Horses | Hypoint | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy. public.fotki.com400 × 386Search by image AMURATH SAHIB (35 Amurath II x Sahiba, by Nana Sahib I) 1932 grey stallion bred by Breniow

AMURATH SAHIB (35 Amurath II x Sahiba, by Nana Sahib I) 1932 grey stallion bred by Breniow | Arabian Album: Polish Arabian Horses | Hypoint | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy. public.fotki.com400 × 386Search by image AMURATH SAHIB (35 Amurath II x Sahiba, by Nana Sahib I) 1932 grey stallion bred by Breniow

Rare Photos Of Indian Mutiny / Sepoy Mutiny / Indian Rebellion / Uprising Of 1857 - MERE PIX Indian Mutiny Rebel Leader Nana Sahib Peshwa

Rare Photos Of Indian Mutiny / Sepoy Mutiny / Indian Rebellion / Uprising Of 1857 - MERE PIX Indian Mutiny Rebel Leader Nana Sahib Peshwa

A large illuminated Qur'an, by repute taken from the baggage of Nana Sahib after his defeat in the Mutiny of 1857 Sultanate India, late 15th/early 16th Century

A large illuminated Qur'an, by repute taken from the baggage of Nana Sahib after his defeat in the Mutiny of 1857 Sultanate India, late 15th/early 16th Century

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