FORT OF JHANSI & KARK BIJLI GUN

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December 31, 1857
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Architectural and Building
Humayun II 1858-1877

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Fort of Jhansi

The great fortress of Jhansi, built on an elevation rising out of the plains, defied the attack of the British forces for many days. The siege began on 22 March 1858 and in spite of the superior artillery of the British force they could not occupy it until 4 April, The defenders resisted gallantly. Among them were many women and children.

Kark Bijli Gun

This was one of the guns employed in the defense of the fortress.

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