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Revolt of 1857 – Nana Sahib

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NARRATOR: good morning Mrs. Andrews and my dear friends, today I take the immense pleasure and honor to take you all back to the olden days during the revolt of 1857 and acquaint you with its reasons and people involved in the form of a composition. The following is the cast of our enactment- Itee as ___________________, sunidhi as ________________, manpreet as _______________, angela as ___________________, ab as__________________and abc as__________________.

NARRATOR: Nana Sahib born on 19 May 1824 and disappeared in 1857, was an Indian, Maratha aristocrat, who led the Kanpur rebellion during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. As the adopted son of the exiled Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II, he was entitled to a pension from the English East India Company. The Company’s refusal to honor the pension, as well as its generally arrogant policies compelled him to revolt and seeks freedom from British rule in India On june 4th 1857, the Indian troops attacked the British officers and set fire to their headquarters. The entire European community of 1000 men, women and children fled to the half built barrock block at the edge of the city.2 days later, nana sahib joined the revolt with his army and took personal command of the seas. The next year the fortress of the british was demolished by firing of muskets. On June 10th news of the revolt reached Britain and 30 thousand troops were sent to deal with the crisis, but it would take several months for the slow moving troop ships to reach India.

Meanwhile at Kanpur and nearby luckhnow the men held out constant firing against the people of the revolt. On the 25th of june, nana sahib offered a deal to the British that if they would move out they guaranteed safe conduct of the survivors by his personal boat making them leave Kanpur by the boat on river ganges. They had no choice but to accept this offer rather than to see the bloodshed of thousands of their men. The departure was at a hindu temple. But before the british troops climbed aboard, their ships caught fire due to their gas stoves left open by the boatmen on purpose. Then the british troops came out of hiding and started firing voluntarily into the burning books. Mounted troopers rode into the water to safety till the bank of the river.

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