Jhansi jän´sē [key], city (1991 pop. 368,564), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. A road and rail junction, agricultural market, and small industrial center, it has iron and steel mills and railway workshops. The city grew around a fort built in 1613 by the Rajputs and strengthened in 1742 by the Marathas . It reverted to Great Britain in 1853, when the ruling prince died without heirs. British residents in Jhansi were massacred during the Indian Mutiny (1857).
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