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See Kanpur.


(ˌkɔːnˈpɔː) or


(Placename) the former name of Kanpur
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Little Toomai remembered the Cawnpore elephant-lines and said nothing.
Lucknow is rather better than a hundred miles to the east, and Cawnpore about as far to the south.
If our door were in the hands of the Sepoys the place must fall,and the women and children be treated as they were in Cawnpore.
Apart from iconic paintings of the Residency ( Lucknow), Juma Masjid ( Delhi), the ghats of Benaras and the streets of Cawnpore, the most fascinating one is that of Lord Hastings and the Nawab Vizier entering Lucknow on elephant backs.
Gurdip Singh, 74, of Cawnpore Road, Whitmore Park, admitted drinkdriving (57mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
In 1857, that led to the Indian Mutiny and the Cawnpore Massacre of European men, women and children, after which the British government revoked the East India Company's charter and took formal control of the country.
To put the square into a sort of historical perspective, as Eliza and Mrs Cowell relaxed in the park, the Great Mutiny had just ended in India, the awful massacre at Cawnpore still fresh in the mind.
At Cawnpore, the Mutineers hacked into pieces hundreds of women and children they had shut up in an airless shack.
5, and features a photograph of Singhania with the clock tower of Cawnpore Woollen Mills founded by him in the background.
The scene may also be designed to recall the killing of British women and children at Cawnpore in 1857.