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Little Known aspects of the 1857 Uprising


Little Known aspects of the 1857 Uprising


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 When
 Where
India Habitat Center,​
Casuarina Hall,
Lodhi Road, Delhi
Meeting Time 12/6/2014 6:50:00 PM
Meeting Point Casuarina Hall, IHC
Nearest Metro JLN Stadium
(900 mts.)
 Charges None
 Type Heritage Durbar (Talk)
 Speaker Nilesh Korgaokar
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Dec 6

Little Known aspects of the 1857 Uprising India Habitat Center
When: 07:00 PM

12/6/2014 7:00:00 PM 12/6/2014 8:30:00 PM 68 Little Known aspects of the 1857 Uprising With Nilesh, Dwell on some of the lesser identified reasons that alienated the East India Company from the natives - especially in the Company Army - the Bengal Native Infantry and other regiments. India Habitat Center Youth for Heritage Foundation contact@youthforheritage.org false DD/MM/YYYY https://www.facebook.com/events/995537823796422

About the Event

We all know that the native soldiers rebelled because they had to bite the cartridges before loading their rifles - but why exactly did they have to bite them and why did the cartridges have to be greased in the first place. Veteran Nilesh Korgaokar will dwell on how it was "disruptive technology" that was at work. Also, Some key figures especially on the British side that helped turn the tide in their favor against overwhelming odds - in numbers. And above all, how the "siege" of Delhi was abetted by other characters who had their own agenda and had nothing to do with the Uprising.

About the Speaker

Nilesh Korgaokar, an ex-army serviceman, who is currently working as a security adviser with the World Bank is an experienced person and understand weapons better than all of us. His interest in history made him ponder over the deeper facts related to 1857 uprising. An amazing photographer, orator and keen learner, Nilesh is a person of many trades.

How to Reach

By Car: From AIIMS, reach Safdarjung Tomb and turn right on Lodhi Road. Take another Right from the Islamic Centre on Lodhi Road. Turn left immediately into the (IHC) gates and park in IHC Basement.
If coming from Nizamuddin side, take the service lane from Airforce Bal Bharti School. Take left into the gates of IHC and park
By Metro: Get down at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and you may walk upto the IHC. Some may also choose to get down at Jor Bagh Metro Station or the Khan Market Station. A battery/auto rikshaw can help you reach the venue easily
By Bus: India Habitat Centre is a famous bus stop on Lodhi Road, well connected by many routes.
Once at India Habitat Centre, come to Gulmohar Hall on first floor opposite Stein Auditorium

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