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The Maharaja of Gwalior was not willing to give up his fort without a fight as he was a strong ally of the British, but after negotiations, his troops capitulated and the rebels took possession of the fort.The British attacked Gwalior in no time, the battle was fought by Lakshmibai.Before the end of the 20th century it became a million plus agglomeration and now it is a metropolitan city in central India.
The city and its fortress have been ruled by several historic northern Indian kingdoms.
From the Tomars in the 13th century, it was passed on to the Mughal Empire, then to the Maratha in 1754, followed by the Scindia in the 18th century.
Suraj Sen, a prince of the gurjar-pratihar clan of the eighth century, is said to have lost his way in the forest.
On a secluded hill, he met an old man, the sage Gwalipa, whose influence almost took him by surprise.
of Gwalior became a major regional power in the second half of the 18th century and figured prominently in the three Anglo-Maratha Wars.
(Gwalior first fell to the British in 1780.) The Scindias held significant power over many of the Rajput states, and conquered the state of Ajmer.
Indian forces numbered around 20,000, and British forces around 1600 assisted by Maharaja of Gwalior troops.
Lakshmibai's example is remembered to this day by Indian nationalists.
The daily Light and Sound Show organised there tells about the history of the Gwalior Fort and Man Mandir Palace.
Later in the 1730s, the Scindias captured Gwalior and it remained a princely state during the British Rule.
Besides being the administrative headquarters of Gwalior district and Gwalior division, Gwalior has many administrative offices of the Chambal division of northern Madhya Pradesh.