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27 Nov 2017
Battle of Plassey (1757) resulted in the establishment of English control over the Nawabs of Bengal
The first cantonment was built in Barrackpore (1765).
•The Kanpur Cantonment was established in the year 1811
•The Bangalore Cantonment was established b/w the years 1806–1881
•The Delhi Cantonment was established (1904)
Indian independence( 1964) End of Colonial rule
After the colonial rule ended the existing building of the cantonments (now owned by Indian govt) where converted for the uses such as government offices,public libraries,
-3/4th of the cantonments where abandoned and left as railway stations and its quarters -Bungalows where either occupied by Indians or turned into public buildings
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