Mutiny Memorial

Mutiny Memorial, New Delhi

Mutiny Memorial
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Arun Hariharan
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India204 contributions
Well Preserved Relic of the Raj on the North Ridge
Jul 2019
The Mutiny Memorial, now known as Fateharh, is a memorial situated in front of Old Telegraph Building, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. It was built in memory of all those who had fought in the Delhi Field Force, British and Indian, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Erected by the Public Works Department at government expense in 1863 the memorial was hastily designed and constructed. It received much public criticism on completion.
In 1972, the 25th anniversary of India's Independence, the Indian Government renamed the monument 'Fatehgarh' and erected a plaque stating that the 'enemy' mentioned on the memorials were 'immortal martyrs for Indian freedom'.
It's pretty well preserved but closed to public due to some security issues - as per the security guard posted there. The kind man obliged us when we requested.
Written July 20, 2019
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Princerajan12
24 contributions
A Gothic Architecture Monument
Jan 2019 • Friends
Mutiny Memorial which was built in the memory of the soldiers who died during First war of Independence.
A unique Architecture style which looks like a Church.
Written January 27, 2019
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India3,027 contributions
Good architecture
Sep 2018 • Friends
Built in memory of those British and Indian soldiers, who either died or went missing during 1857 . Their names are listed here . The place is surrounded by too much crowded construction all around .

Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram
Written September 9, 2018
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Kumar S
New Delhi, India421 contributions
Mutiny Memorial
Mar 2018 • Solo
This place was kind of hard to locate, the nearest metro station to this place is Pulbangash. One of the most misunderstood fact about this memorial is that it was erected to honor the British soldiers not the freedom fighters, freedom fighters were termed as enemies. The architecture is impressive though.
Written April 28, 2018
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Shilpamittal
New Delhi, India424 contributions
Nice
Apr 2016 • Friends
Nice historical place to visit to know more about 1857 mutiny. This place is bit difficult to locate but can be visited. Nothing much to do here.
Written July 29, 2016
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prasad0903
Mumbai, India316 contributions
The Memorial.....
Jan 2016 • Solo
Leaving aside the controversies the structure is built in Gothic Style and the spire leaping into the sky gives it a commanding posture.....it is a very beautiful colonial relic though not much adored by the locals nor much frequented by tourists either.....but architecturally its a significant structure and one must appreciate beauty in stone in whatever form...named Ajitgarh on the 25th anniversary of independence....one must come here for solitude....a few local folks here and there it is near old sabzi mandi
Written July 26, 2016
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Sirmoor22
Hong Kong, China78 contributions
Important historical record
Feb 2016
The Mutuny Memorial is an important and well maintained record of the three month siege of Delhi in 1857 following the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny. A pity that the trees have been left to obscure the view the defenders would have had of the old city walls and the Kashmir Gate - which was eventually stormed on 14th September 1857. We'll worth a visit.
Written February 15, 2016
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MARGDARSHI
Mumbai, India1,355 contributions
Controversial & Indifferently Designed Memorial
Aug 2014 • Solo
History depends upon who has written it & when & this monument is a perfect example of this! It was built by the ruling British class as a memorial to their soldiers who died in the 1857 war with the Indians who later called it the `War of Independence`.It was erected in 1863 & is located in the present Rani Jhansi Road close to the Hindu Rao Hospital.I had gone there for my interest in the 1857 history but for a common man it does not offer any architectural interest or beauty!

This Gothic style memorial is a tapering tower raised on a base with two levels.The outer walls have profuse decorations & wrought iron railings on its lower steps.The tower appears circular from inside with a staircase for climbing to the top with a marble cross there.A marble slab has the inscription of the soldiers killed with a long list of their names at the bottom.But later history changed all this perspective.On the 25th anniversary of Indian Independence in 1972 it was renamed as `Ajitgarh`.Another plaque was fixed & this memorial was converted in to a memorial for those who laid down their lives fighting their colonial masters.
Written March 31, 2015
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Satyendra Garg
Port Blair, India6,490 contributions
This memorial was built by the British for their martyrs and termed Indians who fought them as enemies.
Feb 2015 • Family
First, how to reach the memorial. This is very near to Hindu Rao Hospital on what is called Ridge road.
When you reach there, it is possible that you will find a lock at the gate. We found the lock and got disappointed. When we were looking inside the memorial through the gate, we noticed a guard who willingly opened the gate. When asked why it was locked, he explained his helplessnes saying the memorial is more visited by drug addicts and young lovers, rather than genuine tourists. This makes him keep it locked and he opens it for tourists.
Be that as it may, memorial is a good example of Gothic architecture, but as it was built by the British for those who fought for them, including Indian soldiers of their army, against those who fought the British in 1857, Indians who fought for freedom, are termed here as enemies.
On 25th anniversary of Indian freedom in 1972, Indian government put a plaque saying that enemy mentioned at the memorial were immortal martyrs for Indian freedom.
Overall it is a beautiful monument. Sadly, it is in extreme disrepair and portions of the memorial are crumbling and are a physical hazard to the visitors. We could see falling pieces of the memorial and structure seem quite unsafe.
Written February 24, 2015
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,107 contributions
Brilliant for Historians but hard to find....
Feb 2015 • Friends
The Munity Monument ( also known as Nicholson's Monument) is a controversial site. If you are a historian this is for you but if you aren't interested in the 1857 Grand Mutiny then its really not worth the visit - its also tricky to find.

First the best way to find the Monument is to head towards Hind Rao Hospital and you can see the monument from the outside of the Hospital car park. When you come to the monument don't be put off by the padlocks on the gate - a friendly guard will open it for you. In a small grass square you will find the monument to Nicholson and other officers and men of the Dehli Field Force who led the siege of the Red Fort. It was on this spot that the DFF was stuck until received by Nicholson who then died in the siege of Dehli

The monument is controversial as the Mutiny was seen as the first war of independence accept that more native troops fought with there British than opposed them. The Monument itself is classic gothic with the names of soldiers and officers...the location is sublime.

If you can bear it walk down the Hill a little further into the Park and then enter Nicholson cemetery where Nicholson was buried as well as many other christian soldiers - Indian and European. Their graves tell the sad story of shortened lives.

Dalrymple called Nichlson an "Imperial psychopath" and certainly he was a man who believed in action but without his the Mutiny would have been lost. Interestingly of course after initially welcoming the mutineers the Dehli merchants and the Last Mughal himself were eager for them to leave with all the destruction they caused...

Worth the visit but Historians only...
Written February 13, 2015
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