Etawah


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Etawah

(ĭtä`wə), city (1991 pop. 124,072), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Yamuna River and the Delhi-Kanpur railroad. It is a district administrative center and a market for grain, oilseed, handloom fabrics, and ghee (clarified butter). The town was held by the RajputsRajputs
[Sanskrit,=son of a king], dominant people of Rajputana, an historic region now almost coextensive with the state of Rajasthan, NW India. The Rajputs are mainly Hindus (although there are some Muslim Rajputs) of the warrior caste; traditionally they have put great value
..... Click the link for more information.
 from the 12th to the 16th cent., when it became the seat of a Muslim governor. In the 17th cent. it was a banking and commercial center. Etawah was occupied by rebels during the 1857 Indian MutinyIndian Mutiny,
1857–58, revolt that began with Indian soldiers in the Bengal army of the British East India Company but developed into a widespread uprising against British rule in India. It is also known as the Sepoy Rebellion, sepoys being the native soldiers.
..... Click the link for more information.
 against the British.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in classic literature ?
From Agra, by Etawah and the broad waters by Allahabad "
Summary: Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 7 (ANI): One of the two life convicts who escaped from the Etawah jail on Sunday morning was run over by a train while boarding it, prison authorities said.
The armed assailants disembarked the train before reaching Etawah station.
Summary: Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 28 (ANI): A lioness named Jessica gave birth to four cubs at Etawah lion safari on Thursday, thus bringing cheer to the safari.
Summary: Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India] March 29 (ANI): "If anyone points fingers at us, those fingers will be broken," said Ram Shankar Katheria, BJP's candidate for Etawah Lok Sabha seat.
Etawah legislator Sarita Bhadauriya has assured the family of an impartial investigation and said the accused will be arrested soon.
The deceased, Sagar Yadav, a student of Gyansthali Academy in Etawah, died on Thursday, after he jumped in front of a train at the Mehra rail crossing here.