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THESE 5 postage stamps chart an unconventional route of Lucknow's history

Though e-mails, Whatsapp and other social media apps have drastically changed the way we communicate, the Indian Post and Telegraph Department regularly issues postage stamps. Apart from giving an opportunity to philatelists to embark upon a poetic endeavour, these stamps recognise and immortalise historical moments. For the importance that Lucknow holds in the annals of history, its story has been chronicled via these 5 stamps which you must make a note of, whether you are a collector or not!

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Know about THIS fearless female sniper who etched history during the Seige of Lucknow!

While history books have documented the likes of Rani Laxmi Bai and praised their valour, a few unsung heroes of India's First War of Independence (1857) have been overlooked. Straight from the annals of history, we bring to you the story of Uda Devi- a valiant fighter who killed more than two dozen soldiers of the British army that laid siege to Lucknow, under General Colin Campbell's guidance. Belonging to an age where women were expected to remain in the shadows, Uda Devi took charge on the battlefield and gave her life fighting for Awadh.

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An example of strength & resolve: Begum Hazrat Mahal, the only female sovereign to reign over Awadh

Lucknow has long been called the 'City of Nawabs'. It is renowned as the seat of the several Tajdaar-e-Awadh (rulers of Awadh), who made the city their capital, forever changing and influencing the city's culture and history. However, it wasn't just the Nawabs who governed our beloved city or the Awadh region. For a brief yet memorable period in Awadh's history, Begum Hazrat Mahal ruled the proud region with the stoic resolve and bravery which earned her the title of being the only ruling Begum of Awadh.

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