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Jhansi Ki Rani - 1953 Version
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Jhansi Ki Rani - Episode 1 - 18-08-2009
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IPS Jhansi
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Chit Chat with - TV Star - Jhansi - and her family members
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Jhansi Rani Lakshmibai - Death Secrets
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Jhansi Ki Rani - Episode 344
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Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Suma and Jhansi Special Episode Promo : Sunday at 9 PM
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Jhansi Ki Rani - Episode 323
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This article is about the Mega City in Uttar Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Jhansi district.
Jhansi
झाँसी
جھانسی
Mega City
View From Jhansi Fort towards the city
View From Jhansi Fort towards the city
Nickname(s): City of Rani Lakshmi Bai
Gateway to Bundelkhand
Capital of Bundelkhand
Heart of Bundelkhand
Jhansi is located in Uttar Pradesh
Jhansi
Jhansi
Coordinates: 25°26′55″N 78°34′11″E / 25.44862°N 78.56962°E / 25.44862; 78.56962Coordinates: 25°26′55″N 78°34′11″E / 25.44862°N 78.56962°E / 25.44862; 78.56962
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Region Bundelkhand
District Jhansi
Founded by Raja of Orchha
Government
 • Mayor Mrs. Kiran Verma (Bharatiya Janta Party)
 • SSP Mr. A. Satish Ganesh
 • D.M. Mr. Gaurav Dayal (I.A.S.)
Elevation 285 m (935 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Mega City 1,998,603[1]
 • Rank 57
 • Metro 507,293[2]
Languages
 • Other Bundeli
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 284001-2-3-4
Telephone code 0510
Vehicle registration UP-93
Sex ratio 0.892 : 1.000
Literacy 83.81%[3]
Avg. summer temperature 47 °C (117 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 4.0 °C (39.2 °F)
Website jhansi.nic.in

Jhansi (About this sound pronunciation ; Hindi: झाँसी; Urdu: جھانسی‎) is a historic city of northern India, located in the region of Bundelkhand on the banks of the Pahuj or Pushpavati River, in the extreme south of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Jhansi is the administrative headquarters of Jhansi District and Jhansi Division. This district is on the banks of the Betwa River. The original walled city grew up around its stone fort, which crowns a neighbouring rock. From 1817 to 1854 Jhansi was the capital of the princely state of Jhansi which was ruled by Maratha rajas.[4]

The city is situated between the rivers Pahuj and Betwa between North longitudes 24°11' and 25°57'and East latitudes 78°10'and 79°25'. It has an average elevation of 284 metres (935 feet). It is about 415 kilometres (258 mi) from New Delhi and 292 kilometres (181 mi) from Lucknow, and is called the Gateway to Bundelkhand.

Jhansi is well connected to all other major towns in Uttar Pradesh by road and railway networks. The National Highway Development Project has supported development of Jhansi. The north-south corridor connecting Kashmir to Kanyakumari passes through Jhansi as does the East-West corridor; consequently there has been a sudden rush to infrastructure and real estate development in the city. A greenfield airport development has been planned.[5]

Etymology[edit]

Karak Bijli Toop; one of the cannon at the fort

According to a legend the Raja of Orchha was sitting on the roof of his palace with his friend, the Raja of Jaitpur, and asked the latter whether he could discern this new fort that he had built on Bangara hill, and he replied that he could see it 'jhainsi' (meaning rather indistinct). This name 'Jhainsi' in course of time became corrupted to 'Jhansi'. It was one of the most strategically situated forts of central India being built on an elevated rock rising out of the plain and commanding the city and the surrounding country.

History[edit]

In the 18th century the town of Jhansi served as the capital of a Maratha province and later the Princely State of Jhansi from 1804 till 1853 when the territory became a part of British India.

coins history[edit]

jhansi coins minted in the mint name'BALWANTNAGAR'.No coin is found[6] in the name of jhansi.Maratha rulers issued the coins in the name of mougal ruler with special mint symbols of their ruling period.[7]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Jhansi has a population of 8,30,293;[clarification needed] its urban agglomeration a population of 8,30,311[clarification needed]. Of the total population 91.5% are Hindus, 7.5% are Muslims, 0.5% are Christians and the rest 0.5% are Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists, as per 2001 census (religious data for 2011 census as yet not revealed). Jhansi city has 85th rank among the most populated cities of India, according to the 2011 census. The literacy rate of Jhansi is 63.81%, much lower than the national average.

Jhansi Cantonment[edit]

According to the Indian Census of 2001[8] there were 21,917 people in Jhansi Cantonment, of whom 56% were male and 44% female (men 12,264; women 9,653; children 2,612). The rate of literacy was 76%.

Geography and climate[edit]

Jhansi is located at 25.4333 N 78.5833 E. It has an average elevation of 284 metres (935 feet).[9] Jhansi lies on the plateau of central India, an area dominated by rocky relief and minerals underneath the soil. The city has a natural slope in the north as it is on the south western border of the vast Tarai plains of Uttar Pradesh and the elevation rises on the south.

Jhansi (a view from the hill of Sipri)

The land is suitable for species of citrus fruit and crops include wheat, pulses, peas, and oilseeds. The region relies heavily on Monsoon rains for irrigation purposes. Under an ambitious canal project (the Rajghat canal), the government is constructing a network of canals for irrigation in Jhansi and Lalitpur and some part of Madhya Pradesh. The trade in agricultural products (including grain and oilseeds) is of great economic importance.[10] The city is also a centre of brassware manufacture.[11]

Climate[edit]

Being on a rocky plateau, Jhansi experiences extreme temperatures. Winter begins in October with the retreat of the Southwest Monsoon (Jhansi does not experience any rainfall from the Northeast Monsoon) and peaks in mid-December. The mercury generally reads about 4 degrees minimum and 21 degrees maximum. Spring arrives by the end of February and is a short-lived phase of transition. Summer begins by April and summer temperatures can peak at 47 degrees in May. The rainy season starts by the third week of June (although this is variable year to year). Monsoon rains gradually weaken in September and the season ends by the last week of September. In the rainy season, the average daily high temperature hovers around 36 degrees Celsius with high humidity. The average rainfall for the city is about 900 mm per year, occurring almost entirely within the three-and-a-half months of the Southwest Monsoon. In summer Jhansi experiences temperatures as high as 45-47 degrees and in winter the temperatures fall as low as 0-1 degrees (recorded in winter 2011).

Climate data for Jhansi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23
(73)
27
(81)
33
(91)
39
(102)
42
(108)
40
(104)
35
(95)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
30
(86)
25
(77)
32.9
(91.2)
Average low °C (°F) 7
(45)
11
(52)
16
(61)
21
(70)
27
(81)
29
(84)
27
(81)
26
(79)
25
(77)
19
(66)
13
(55)
8
(46)
19.1
(66.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 17
(0.67)
8
(0.31)
8
(0.31)
2
(0.08)
5
(0.2)
94
(3.7)
287
(11.3)
309
(12.17)
177
(6.97)
37
(1.46)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.24)
955
(37.61)
Source: Jhansi Weather, Jhansi Climate

Places of interest[edit]

Jhansi Fort[edit]

Main article: Jhansi Fort

The early 17th century fort was made by Raja Bir Singh on top of a hill known as Bangara as an army stronghold. The Karak Bijli tank is within the fort. There is also a museum which has a collection of sculpture and provides an insight into the history of Bundelkhand.

Government Museum; and Rani Mahal[edit]

Jhansi Government Museum
Rani Mahal Jhansi

In the Government Museum there are collections of weapons, statues, dresses and photographs that represent the Chandela dynasty and a picture gallery of the Gupta period. There are also terracottas, bronzes, manuscripts, paintings and coins. The museum is closed on Mondays and second Saturday of every month.

The Rani Mahal was the palace of Rani Lakshmi Bai and has now been converted into a museum. It houses a collection of archaeological remains of the period between the 9th and 12th centuries AD.

Other places of interest[edit]

Temples: Iskcon Temple, Laxmi Temple; Shri Kali Temple; Karguan Jain Temple.--Christian churches: Shrine of St. Jude Church; St Antony's Cathedral.--Gangadhar Rao-Ki-Chhatri (tomb).--Laxmi Bai Park; Narayan Bagh; Jari Ka Math; Barua Sagar & Fort; Garhmau Lake.

Education[edit]

  • Bundelkhand University (Shivaji Nagar,Jhansi)
  • Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University (Grassland, Jhansi)

Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister declared the foundation of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University at Jhansi. Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Bill, 2012 was passed by the Parliament last year as informed by the Minister. This bill aims to meet the needs of Bundelkhand region. The jurisdiction of the University will be over Bundelkhand region, with 7 districts in Uttar Pradesh and 6 districts in Madhya Pradesh falling under it. 2 colleges will be established initially at Jhansi. Later, 2 colleges will be set up in Madhya Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh will have colleges for agriculture & horticulture and forestry. Madhya Pradesh will have colleges for veterinary & animal sciences and fisheries. The core objective of the University is to impart education in various fields of agriculture and allied sciences, to boost connections with national and international educational institutes and to undertake research in agriculture and programmes of extension education in Bundelkhand region.

Read more at: http://education.oneindia.in/news/jhansi-to-have-rani-lakshmi-bai-central-agricultural-university-009473.html#infinite-scroll-1

Higher education[edit]

Bundelkhand University
S.R.Group College Jhansi

Bundelkhand University is a public university founded in 1975 which has professional, technical and vocational study programmes along with facilities for research. The university has among others these Affiliated Colleges:

  • Arya Kanya College (Sipri)
  • B.J.J.R. Institute of Law (Jhansi)
  • Bipin Bihari College (Jhokan Bagh)
  • Bundelkhand College (Gwalior Road)
  • College of Science and Engineering (Amababai)
  • Dinedh Patel College[citation needed]
  • Sharda Devi Degree College (Jhansi)
  • Swami Vivekanand College (Premnagar)
  • M D College (Jhansi)
  • Simit College (Jhansi)

There are also the SR Group of Institutions, Jhansi; Dr Shri Radhakrishnan Inter College Jhansi.; Lord Mahakaleshwar Inter College.

Medical College[edit]

MLB Medical College

Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical college Hospital Jhansi was established in 1968, is named after the "Jhansi ki Rani" Maha Rani Laxmi Bai. The aim is to provide medical care to poor people of the region, Bundelkhand. The college admits 100 students each year for medical course and nearly 54 post graduate student in various specialties. College is actively involved in various national health programs, e.g. Maternal and Child health, Integrated Child Development Scheme, Family Welfare, Pulse Polio Immunization program etc.

Campus of Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical college Hospital Jhansi –

The college building spread over a walled area of 380 acres, and this is perhaps the biggest medical college campus in the country. The building grouped into 3 blocks namely administration and teaching block, hospital block, residential block.

  • Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College
  • Bundelkhand Govt. Ayurvedic College & Hospital (Gwalior Road)
  • Vidyavati College of Pharmacy (Jhansi-Kanpur Highway)
  • Paramedical College (Kanpur-Gwalior Bypass)

On October, 2009 the Union health ministry had given approvals for setting up an institute equivalent to AIIMS, the first in bundelkhand region and developing central agriculture university.[12]

Engineering colleges[edit]

  • Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering and Technology (Hindi: बुन्देलखण्ड अभियान्त्रिकी एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान ) is a government-funded autonomous engineering college in Jhansi. It is a constituent college of Gautam Buddha Technical University and is recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education. It was established in 1986 by the government of Uttar Pradesh.
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bundelkhand University.

Polytechnics & ITI[edit]

Grassland Jhansi
  • Govt. Polytechnic Jhansi (Gwalior Road)
  • Govt. Mahila Polytechnic, Jhansi (Gwalior Road)
  • Baba Saheb Ambedkar Polytechnic, Jhansi (Sivpuri Road)
  • Govt. ITI, Jhansi

Science colleges[edit]

Research institute[edit]

  • Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute (the river Pahuj flows through the site of the institute)

Schools[edit]

Army School, Jhansi Cantt
  • Shri Raghuraj Singh Inter College (Datia Gate)
  • RNS World School (Shivpuri Road)
  • RNS World School Junior (Near Allahabad Bank Crossing)
  • Dr Shri Radha Krishnan Public Inter College (Deen Dayal Nagar Sipri Bazar Jhansi)
  • St. Stephen's Global School, (Gram Dely, Shivpuri Road, Jhansi)
  • Jacob High School, (Sipri Bazar, Jhansi.)
  • Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Vidhya Peeth Inter College (Unnao-Balaji road.)
  • The Cathedral College, Jhansi
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Science Inter College (Khera, Premnagar)
  • Janak Inter College (Ambedkar Nagar, Khera, Nagra)
  • Don Bosco College (Premnagar)
  • Saint Umar Inter College (Premnagar)
  • M. S. Rajput Inter College (4 Kamba, Nagra)
  • Maharaja Agrasen Saraswati Vidya Mandir (Shivpuri Road, Jhansi)
  • Rani Lakshmibai Public School (Jhansi Cantt.)
  • St Mark's School (Sipri)
  • St Mark's College, Jhansi (Jhansi Cantt.)
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 (RanaPratap Marg, Jhansi Cantt, Jhansi)
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 (Near St. Martin Church, Cariappa Marg, Jhansi Cantt, Jhansi)
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No.3 (Gulam Gaus Marg, Railway Colony(W), Jhansi)
  • Saraswati Pathshala Industrial Inter College (SPI) (Civil Lines)
  • Saraswati Inter College, (Sipri Bazar)
  • Sanatan Dharma Kanya Inter College (Sipri Bazar.)
  • Lokmanya Tilak Kanya Inter College (city area.)
  • Government Inter College, (Gwalior road.)
  • Arya Kanya Inter College, (Sipri bazaar.)
  • Bipin Bihari Inter College, (Khushipura.)
  • L.V.M. Inter College, (city area)
  • Village Inter College, (Rajgarh, Jhansi)
  • Bhani Devi Goyal Saraswati Vidya Mandir, (Unnao-Balaji road.)
  • Saraswati Balika Vidya Mandir, (Datia gate.)
  • Shri Guru Nanak Khalsa Inter College, (Sipri bazaar.)
  • Modern Public School, (Kochabhavar, Kanpur Road)
  • Christian Inter College, Jhokan bagh, Jhansi
  • Sun International School, (Kanpur road.)
  • Nirmala Convent High School (Premnagar.)
  • Bal Bharti Public School, Isaitola, Premnagar, Jhansi.
  • St. Jude's Inter College (Premnagar.)
  • Gyan Sthaly Public Inter College, (Shivaji Nagar.)
  • Army Public School, (Jhansi Cantt.)
  • Bhel Siksha Niketan, (Bhel, Jhansi.)
  • St. Xavier's School, Bhel, (Jhansi.)
  • St. Francis' Convent Inter College, (Jhansi cantt.)
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, (Jhansi)
  • Pt. Vasudev Tiwari Girls Inter College, (Near Sahar Kotwali, Jhansi)
  • Kidzee Zee School, (Awas vikas colony shivpuri road Jhansi)
  • Mount Litera Zee School, (Tubewell road khati baba Jhansi)
  • Sunny Convent Inter College, (Nandnpura Jhansi)
  • St.Umar Inter College(premnagar,nagra)
  • Hafiz Siddique National Inter College (elite)
  • Faiz-E-Aam Convent School (Nandanpura)
  • St. Mary's Inter College (Masiha Ganj)
  • Khalsa Inter College Jhansi
  • Jai Academy (Shivpuri Road)
  • Jai Kids (Civil Lines)
  • Mahatma Hansraj Modern School(shivpuri road)
  • Margaret Leask Memorial English School
  • Shemford Futuristic School (Shivpuri Road,Village Deeli)
  • Christ the King College, Jhansi.
  • Suraj Prasad Govt. Girls Inter College (Sadar Bazar)
  • Rani Lakshmibai Public School, Cannt
  • Sheerwood College Dildar Nagar Khatibaba Jhansi

Malls and shopping complexes[edit]

SG Mall, Jhansi
Shrinath Palace
Hotel Ambrosia
  • SG Mall (Sadar Bazar)
  • Galaxy Mall (Shivaji Nagar)
  • City Life Mall (opp. DM's Office, Jail Chauraha)
  • Siddivinayak Mall (Vishal Mega Mart) (Bus Stand)
  • V Mart (Gwalior Road, Civil Lines)
  • Railway Shopping Mall (in front of Railway Station)
  • Apna Bazar (near Mandi) (likely to open in July 2014)

Cinema Halls/Multiplexes[edit]

Elite Cinema
  • Khilona Multiplex
  • Elite Cinema

Jhansi has two radio stations: 92.7 Big FM and 103.0 Air FM.

Newspapers[edit]

Many national and local newspapers are published in Jhansi both in Hindi and English:

Newspaper Language Notes
Dainik Jagran Hindi
Amar Ujala Hindi
Dainik Bhaskar Hindi
Jan Seva Mail Hindi
Jan Jan Jagran Hindi
Raftaar Hindi
Hindustan Hindi
Swadesh Hindi
Dainik Lokpath Hindi

Transport[edit]

The city is well connected to other parts of India by railways and major highways.

Railways[edit]

Jhansi Junction has its own Division of the Indian North Central Railways. It is well connected by train services to all parts of the country, including four metropolitan cities. There are direct trains to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata (Howrah), Chennai, Bangalore (Bengaluru), Hyderabad, Nagpur, Agra Gwalior, Trivandrum, Indore, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Pune, Jammu, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Mahoba, Khajuraho, Gaya, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Bandra and other major towns. A list of all train services passing through Jhansi Junction can be found here.

Jhansi Junction

Jhansi Junction is a major railway junction of Indian Railways: a major intercity hub and a technical stoppage for many superfast trains in India. Jhansi has its own division in the North Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. It lies on the main Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai lines. The station code is JHS.

History[edit]

The railway station was built by the British in the late 1880s. After a long survey of three places the current site was selected for the station. The station has a massive fort-like building painted in maroon and off white.

The station had three platforms in the beginning. Platform One is 2,525 feet (770 m) long making it the fifth longest in the world so could easily handle two trains at a time. Platforms two and three are also long enoungh to do this. The first Shatabdi Express of India started between New Delhi and Jhansi. Earlier Jhansi used to be a part of Central railways zone headquartered at Mumbai but now comes under NCR headquartered at Allahabad.

Connectivity[edit]

Jhansi Junction is linked with many industrial and important cities of India by direct trains like New Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jammu, Agra, Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad, etc.

Jhansi Junction is served by 4 broad gauge routes:

  1. Jhansi - New Delhi
  2. Jhansi - Kanpur Central
  3. Jhansi - Bhopal
  4. Jhansi - Manikpur
  5. Jhansi - Shivpuri (Proposed)

There is an ongoing survey for a new line between Jhansi Junction and Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh which would be further connected to Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur.

Many prestigious Indian Railways trains pass through Jhansi, including the Tamil Nadu Express, Kerala Express, Andhra Pradesh Express, Bhopal Express, Dakshin Express and Pushpak Express.

Jhansi is an important destination for tourists intending to go to Khajuraho (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and to Orchha.

There is a proposal for installation of escalators in the railway junction for elderly or incapacitated passengers.

Facilities[edit]

Jhansi Junction has 7 platforms, 4 broad over-bridges. Due to heavy usage, two new platforms are planned, increasing the total to 11. Five pairs of the Rajdhani Express as well as the Bhopal - New Delhi Shatabdi Express pass through Jhansi.Three pairs of Duronto Express also have their technical stoppages at Jhansi. All state Sampark Krantis passing through Jhansi have official stops at Jhansi. In all more than 150 trains stop at Jhansi Junction everyday.

The station also features a restaurant, air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned waiting rooms, a cyber cafe, and tourist information offices of both the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh governments. Outside the station also there is a passenger complex and canteen.

Road transport[edit]

Jhansi Bus Stand

Jhansi is located at the junction of these National Highways: NH-12A; NH-25; NH-26; NH-75; and NH-76. Thus, Jhansi commands a strategic position in the roadways network as highways in 5 different directions diverge from it.

And go near towns and major cites in all over India these are Datia, Gwalior, Lalitpur, Agra, New Delhi, Bhopal, Allahabad, Kanpur, Orchha, Shivpuri, Tikamgarh, Unao Balaji, Sagar

The proposed north-south and east-west corridors of the Golden-Quadrilateral Highway project pass and cross each other only in Jhansi and the city is also well connected to Kanpur, Lucknow and Madhya Pradesh by road. The four lane national highway is at the last stage of its completion, giving a boom in infrastructure and other sectors in Jhansi and nearby areas;[when?] the greenery near this highway is attractive.

Air transport[edit]

Amy Johnson at Jhansi in 1932

Jhansi Airport is a military aviation base built in the British era used by the Indian army and political visitors. Though there are provisions for private aircraft to land, there are no civil aviation operations. There had been a demand to make it operational for commercial purposes in the 1990s and again in the 2000s. The Uttar Pradesh government announced the construction of an all new civil aviation base to support tourism in Bundelkhand in April 2011.[13] The Indian army maintains an objection to extension of the military aviation. So, the government has examined three different places other than army aviation base for the airport in Jhansi. Gwalior Airport is the nearest airport from Jhansi.

Armed forces[edit]

Jhansi district has the headquarters of the 31st Indian Armoured Division of the Indian Army, stationed at Jhansi-Babina. It is an armoured division which has equipment like the T-72 and T-90 tanks, and the BMP-2 armoured personnel carrier.

The Jhansi Cantonment was the site of the accommodation for British civil and military personnel in the period of British rule in India. Within the cantonment is Sacred Heart Church, a Roman Catholic church built early in the 20th century.[14]

Sport[edit]

Postage stamp commemorating Rani Lakshmibai
Statue in Sipri Hill

Sports stadiums in Jhansi are Major Dhyanchand Stadium; Railway Stadium; and LVM Sports Place

Notable people associated with Jhansi[edit]

Jhansi in literature[edit]

Two novels by John Masters are set in the fictional town of Bhowani. According to the author, writing in the Glossary to the earlier novel, Nightrunners of Bengal, Bhowani is an "imaginary town. To get a geographical bearing on the story it should be imagined to be about where Jhansi really is - 25.27 N., 78.33 E."[15] Nightrunners of Bengal is set during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 at "Bhowani" (the title alludes to the mysterious distribution of "chapatis" to village headmen which preceded the revolt). Bhowani Junction is set in 1946/47 the eve of independence and in both novels the main character is Colonel Rodney Savage, a British army officer and part of a succession of such men from the same family.

Jhansi gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/census/city/134-jhansi.html
  2. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/city.php
  3. ^ "Literacy rate". Web.archive.org. 16 June 2004. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ The state was annexed by the British Governor General in 1854; Damodar Rao's claim to the throne was rejected but Rani Lakshmibai ruled it from June 1857 to June 1858.
  5. ^ "Uttar Pradesh plans to develop Jhansi airport". igovernment.in. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  6. ^ 6 a standard catalog of world coins of KP.
  7. ^ 7 SAME REF.AS GIVEN IN SL NO 6
  8. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jhansi, India Page". fallingrain.com. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  10. ^ The Macmillan Encyclopedia; rev. ed. London: Macmillan, 1983; p. 647
  11. ^ Moore, W. G. (1971) The Penguin Encyclopedia of Places. Harmondsworth: Penguin; p. 371
  12. ^ http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/centre-clears-an--aiims--for-bundelkhand/533791/
  13. ^ Manjul, Tarannum (1 April 2011). "New airport at Jhansi to boost tourism". indianexpress. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Sacred Heart Church, Jhansi Cantonment". Directorate General Defence Estates. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  15. ^ Masters, John. Nightrunners of Bengal. (London and New York, 1951). Glossary.

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