Rani of Jhansi Lakshmibai had Pashtun gunners and bodyguards in her service

The famous Rani of Jhansi, one of the leading figures of the Indian war of Independence of 1857, had Pashtuns gunners and her personal bodyguards were a thousand Pashtuns who died defending her to the last man in the final battle in which the Rani fell. (Ref: “Rani of Jhansi” by Jaiwant Paul, page 99 … Read more

Tafazzul Husain Khan, the Nawab of Farrukhabad, 1857

H.G.Raverty saw Nawab Taffazul Hussain Khan in 1857 and gives the following description of him; ” Little did I imagine, whilst stationed in the Punjab a few years since, that I should behold the last of the Nawabs of Farrukhabad, escorted by a party of my own regiment, conducted, on foot, with fetters on his … Read more