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May 29, 2005

Lucknow residency

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Residency Lucknow
The “residency” in Lucknow was demolished in the Indian mutiny of 1857. The uprising started when Indian soldiers refused to “bite the cartridge”. This referred to the way the paper cartridges containing gunpowder were opened at the time, the problem being that, in order to keep the dry, they had been greased with pork or beef fat.
This, of course, was not in accordance with Muslim and Hindu believes.

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