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Tantya Tope (1814 - 1859)(pronounced Toh-pey), also known as Ram Chandra Pandurang, was an Indian leader in the Indian rebellion of 1857. 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... An engraving titled Sepoy Indian troops dividing the spoils after their mutiny against British rule gives a contemporary view of events from a strictly British perspective. ...


Born in at village Yeola in Maharashtra, he was the son of Pandurang Rao Tope, an important noble at the court of the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II. His father shifted his family with the ill-fated Peshwa to Bithur where his son became the most intimate friend of the Peshwa's adopted son, Nana Dhondu Pant (known as Nana Sahib) and Maharaja Madhav Singhji. Yeola, a town of India, located to the east of Nasik, Yeola is a taluka headquarters of Nasik District. ... Maharashtra (Devanagari: महाराष्ट्र, literally: Great Nation)( (help· info)) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... The Marāthās is a collective term referring to an Indo Aryan group of Hindu, Marathi-speaking castes of warriors and peasants hailing mostly from the present-day state of Maharashtra, who created a substantial empire, covering a major part of India, in the late 17th and 18th centuries... The Maratha Empire at its peak in 1760 Statue of the great Baji Rao, near Shaniwar Wada, Pune The Peshwa (also known in Marathi as Peshwe) were Brahmin Prime Ministers to the Maratha Chattrapatis (Kings), who began commanding Maratha armies and later became the hereditary rulers of the Maratha empire... Baji Rao II was the last Peshwa of Pune. ... A stamp issued by the Government of India Nana Sahib (Dhondu Pant by birth) was the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II. Nana Sahib was born in the year 1824 to Narayan Bhatt and Ganga Bai. ...


In 1851, when Lord Dalhousie deprived Nana Sahib of his father's pension, Tantya Tope also became a sworn enemy of the British. In May 1857, when the political storm was gaining momentum, he won over the Indian troops of the East India Company, stationed at Kanpur (Cawnpore), established Nana Sahib's authority and became the Commander-in-Chief of his forces. 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess and 10th Earl of Dalhousie (April 22, 1812–December 19, 1860) was a British statesman, and a colonial administrator in India. ... A stamp issued by the Government of India Nana Sahib (Dhondu Pant by birth) was the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II. Nana Sahib was born in the year 1824 to Narayan Bhatt and Ganga Bai. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was a joint-stock company which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intent to favour trade privileges in India. ... Kānpur, (Hindi: कानपुर, Urdu: کانپُر) known as Cawnpore before 1948, is one of the most populous cities in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... A stamp issued by the Government of India Nana Sahib (Dhondu Pant by birth) was the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II. Nana Sahib was born in the year 1824 to Narayan Bhatt and Ganga Bai. ... Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ...


After the reoccupation of Kanpur and separation from Nana Sahib, Tantya Tope shifted his headquarters to Kalpi to join hands with the Rani Lakshmi Bai and led a revolt in Bundelkhand. He was routed at Betwa, Koonch, and Kalpi, but reached Gwalior and declared Nana Sahib as Peshwa with the support of the Gwalior contingent. Before he could consolidate his position he was defeated by Hugh Henry Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn in a memorable battle in which Rani Lakshmi Bai was killed leading her forces against the British assault on Gwailor. Kānpur, (Hindi: कानपुर, Urdu: کانپُر) known as Cawnpore before 1948, is one of the most populous cities in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... A stamp issued by the Government of India Nana Sahib (Dhondu Pant by birth) was the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II. Nana Sahib was born in the year 1824 to Narayan Bhatt and Ganga Bai. ... Equestrian statue of Jhansi ki Rani Rani Lakshmi Bai also known as Jhansi Ki Rani, was the queen of Jhansi, a Maratha-ruled princely state of northern India, was one of the great nationalist heroes of the War of Independence of 1857, and a symbol of resistance to British rule... Bundelkhand is a geographic region of central India. ... Teli-ka-Mandir Fortress of Gwalior Gwalior is a city in Madhya Pradesh, India. ... A stamp issued by the Government of India Nana Sahib (Dhondu Pant by birth) was the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II. Nana Sahib was born in the year 1824 to Narayan Bhatt and Ganga Bai. ... Teli-ka-Mandir Fortress of Gwalior Gwalior is a city in Madhya Pradesh, India. ... Hugh Henry Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn (April 6, 1801 - October 16, 1885), British field-marshal, third son of the Right Hon. ...


After losing Gwalior to the British, he launched a successful guerrilla campaign in the Sagar and Narmada regions and in Khandesh and Rajasthan. The British forces failed to subdue him for over a year. He was, however, betrayed into the hands of the British by his trusted friend Man Singh, Chief of Narwar, while asleep in his camp in the Paron forest. He was captured and taken to Shivpuri where he was tried by a military court and executed at the gallows on April 18, 1859. There is a statue of Tantya Tope at the site of his execution near present collectorate in Shivpuri town in Madhya Pradesh. Guerrilla War redirects here. ... For other uses of Sagar, see Sagar (disambiguation) Sagar, also known as Saugor, is a small city in Madhya Pradesh state of central India. ... The Narmada or Nerbudda is a river in central India. ... Kandesh (also Khandesh) is a region of central India, which forms the northwestern portion of Maharashtra state. ... Rajasthan (राजस्थान) is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. ... Narwar is a historic town and fort just east of the Kali Sindh River in district Shivpuri of Madhya Pradesh in India. ... Shivpuri is a town and district place in Gwalior region in northwest Madhya Pradesh in India. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Shivpuri is a town and district place in Gwalior region in northwest Madhya Pradesh in India. ... Madhya Pradesh (मध्य प्रदेश) is a state in central India. ...



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