Today in South Asian history: the Siege of Delhi ends (1857)

The 1857 Siege of Delhi is significant in at least two ways, one more tangible than the other. Regarding the former, Britain's victory effectively stifled the 1857-1859 Indian Rebellion, largely ensuring that it would fail even though the conflict continued for some time afterward. On the more intangible note, the siege marked the formal end … Continue reading Today in South Asian history: the Siege of Delhi ends (1857)