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Indian states during Revolt of 1857


Map showing the Indian princely states during the w:Revolt of 1857.
Rebellious States:

  1. Jhajjar, Dadri, Farukhnagar and Bahadurgarh
  2. Amjhera
  3. Shagarh
  4. Biaj Raghogarh
  5. Singhbum
  6. Nargund
  7. Shorapur

States aiding the British:

  1. Kashmir (Independent Kingdom)
  2. Kapurthala
  3. Patiala
  4. Sirmur
  5. Bikaner
  6. Jaipur
  7. Alwar
  8. Bharathpur
  9. Rampur
  10. Nepal (Independent Kingdom)
  11. Sirohi
  12. Mewar
  13. Bundi
  14. Jaora
  15. Bijawar
  16. Ajaigar
  17. Rewa
  18. Udaipur
  19. Keonjhar
  20. Hyderabad

International Borders: University of Texas map library - India Political map 2001
Disputed Borders: University of Texas map library - China-India Borders - Eastern Sector 1988 & Western Sector 1988 - Kashmir Region 2004 - Kashmir Maps.
State and District boundaries: Census of India - 2001 Census State Maps - Survey of India Maps.
Other sources: US Army Map Service, Survey of India Map Explorer, Columbia University
Map specific sources: University of Pennsylvania, Dept of History .



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  1. This is not the updated map of 2002. It is the one that was prepared by Indian Standard Code:1893 in 1970. In the new map there is no Zone I at all.
  2. Pondicherry is now Puducherry
  3. The capital of the Union Territory of Daman and Diu is at Daman and not Diu.
  4. The capital of Assam is Dispur and not Guwahati
  5. The Romanization/pinyin of Tibet is not Xijang, it is Xizang. (fixed)
  6. National Highway 1C should be National Highway 1B. Please check here en:National Highway 1 (India). You will find the highway at 72 Deg N / 32 Deg W near Jammu City in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. National Highway 1B starts just above Jammu City and goes towards Vaishno Devi. Please refer here for help.
  7. Missing new districts (I believe 8 in Indian-administered J&K, 2 in AJK and a quite different division of Gilgit-Baltistan).
  8. Image:India population density map en.svg: There is an error saying the SVG source is invalid.
  9. The symbols used are large, making it hard to see the population density near capital cities.
  10. Is the large red patch in the Lakshadweep Islands intentional?
  11. Two New Districts named Mewat and Palwal in Haryana are missing.
  12. India roadway map.svg: The capital of Mizoram is spelt incorrectly.
  13. Why only 14 districts are shown in Jammu & Kashmir map instead of 22?
  14. In File:Assam locator map.svg the new 3 districts are not included.
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