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BITHUR

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 12 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BITHUR, a town in the Cawnpore district of the United Provinces of India, 12 M. N.W. of Cawnpore city. Pop. (1901) 7173. It is chiefly notable for its connexion with the mutiny of 1857. The last of the peshwas, Baji Rao, was banished to Bithur, and his adopted son, the Nana Sahib, made the town his head-quarters. It was captured by Havelock on the 1 9th of July 1857, when the Nana's palaces were destroyed.
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