The last Nawab of Awadh built Sikandar Bagh as a cultural retreat for himself in the heart of Lucknow. It turned into a bloody battle that took place during the Revolt of 1857. Here’s its dramatic story
On the banks of the Ganga in Kanpur is a ghat that was bathed in blood during the Revolt of 1857. Named ‘Massacre Ghat’ after the carnage that took place there, it is one of numerous sites that are a testament to this city’s significant and sadly forgotten role in the Indian fight for freedom
Few people realise that it was V.D. Savarkar who first described the Revolt of 1857 as ‘The Indian War of Independence’. Or, that he opened up many, until then forgotten chapters of the Revolt in his book published in 1909. While the book was banned by the British, Savarkar’s work had a far reaching impact. Here is how.