The advancing troop of freedom fighters trapped them inside the Residency in one of the bloodiest and longest sieges in the history of mankind. Supplies of food, water and medicines were completely cut off, and a fierce battle raged on.
As our nation prepares to celebrate its 65th Republic Day, we take you down a narrow but picturesque memory lane that has a monument with a story to tell – a story of India’s glorious past, of courageous men, of intrigues and betrayals and rebellions and brute force. We salute the Heroes of the First War of Independence with this exclusive photo essay steeped in history.
All photographs by: Gangadharan Menon
After 28 years in advertising as a writer and creative director, Gangadharan Menon quit the profession to take up his first and second love: teaching and travel. He has over 90 published articles that recount the joy of travelling in this amazing country. A member of Bombay Natural History Society, he is an avid wildlife photographer too. Currently he is working on his first collection of travel writings titled Evergreen Leaves. He can be contacted on wildganges[at]gmail.com