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2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

The revolt of 1857 in Oudh: Role of Daundia Khera

Author(s): Dr. Meenu Mishra and Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Abstract: Daundiakhera, also known as Sangrampur lies on the high bank of Morahi River, about 5 kms west of the Unnao Dalmau road and 26 kms south of Purva. The word ‘Daundia’ means a drum beater and was probably applied to some mendicant who took his abode on the khera, meaning miunds of the ancient town. It formed the home of the great Bais class of Rajputs. They had their fortified forts in the interior regions of Ganga, Sai and Gomti River. The total population of this pargana amounts to 29,869. The river Ganga flows past the southern boundary and the river Gurdhoi, passing through the villages of Ghatampur and Bhagvant Nagar falls into the Ganges in this pargana. In the field of Daundia khera, two historical battles took place during the Revolt of 1857. In this paper we discuss the first battle only. The first Battle of 1857 took place between the uncontrolled crowd of Daundiakhera and fugitive European officers and soldiers who were fleeing back from the attack of Nanasaheb in Kanpur, in which approximately 12 officers and soldiers were laid to rest. The significance of Daundia khera lies in the fact that the battles fought here have been described vividly in Mowbray Thompson’s book, “The story of Cawnpore’, an aspect that has been greatly explored in this paper.

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Dr. Meenu Mishra, Dr. Rajesh Kumar. The revolt of 1857 in Oudh: Role of Daundia Khera. Int J Hist 2019;1(1):89-91.
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