Kanpur in 1857
It was Cawnpore that came to symbolize the horror of the mutiny for the British and without doubt what transpired there in the summer of 1857 was a major factor in the thirst for vengeance which seemed to drive the British troops as they fought to reverse the mutineers initial successes. Till the end of the mutiny, British troops going forward with the bayonet shouted “Cawnpore! Cawnpore!” as their warcry and punishments meted out to captured mutineers were executed with Cawnpore in mind.
|The city which once was termed as Manchester of India for its matured cotton industry. The city which hosted (and still hosts) the world famous ‘Lal Imli’ woolen factory, industries such as LML, Pan Parag, ICI Limited (now known as Duncuns Fertilisers), one of the largest leather industries in the world and myriad cotton mills.|
city which boosts one of the largest number of defense establishments; To name a few Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL), DMSRDE, Small Arms Factory(SAF), Field Gun Factory and Parachute factory.