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Bithur, a town in the North-West Provinces of India, on the right bank of the Ganges, 12 miles above Cawnpore. It was assigned as a residence to the last Peishwa, Baji Rao, on his surrender to the British, and there his treacherous son by adoption, Nana Sahib (q.v.), lived in great state, and, hatched the conspiracy that took shape in the mutiny of 1857. Havelock drove him out of the place, which is now a sacred bathing-place for Hindu pilgrims.