Mutiny Memorial. 1863. Delhi, India. Front [Click on these images to enlarge them.]

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This monument commemorates the memory of soldiers killed in the fierce battle to recapture Delhi over which the British had lost complete control during the Great Indian Mutiny-Revolt of 1857. Located on the Ridge in the northern part of the city, from where the British planned their advance, the Memorial was raised 'In Memory of those officers and soldiers, British and Native, of the Delhi Field Force who were killed in action or died of wounds or disease between 30th May and 20th September 1857.'

References

Stokes, Eric. The Peasant Armed : the Indian revolt of 1857 New York, 1986.

Gupta, Narayani. Delhi between two empires, 1803-1921 Delhi, 1986.

Dalrymple, W. City of Djinns - A Year in Delhi London, 1993.

Frykenberg, F R. Delhi through the ages Delhi, 1986.

Fanshawe, Herbert Charles. Delhi past and present London, 1902.

Spear Percival. Delhi, its monuments and history Delhi, 1994.


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