Pagodas at Maugry with a distant view of Sewandroog

Sewandoorg (Savandurga) is a prominent hill in Karnataka. It was fortified in 1543 by an officer of the Vijayanagara kings. It was then acquired by the chief of Bangalore in 1570, with whom it remained until it was taken by Mysore in 1728. During Lord Cornwallis’ exploits in 1791, it was captured by the British.… Read more »

East view of Seringapatam

The walled city of Seringapatam or Srirangapatnam as it is renowned today was the capital of Mysore, under the Muslim rulers Haidar Ali (c.1722 – 1782) and his eldest son, Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799). The fortress was built near the Kaveri river and named after the ancient Hindu temple of Sri Ranganatha Swami, located at… Read more »

Srirangapatna; Palace of Tipu Sultan

This is a Johnson and Henderson image showing the Dariya Daulat Bagh built by Tipu Sultan in his capital city of Seringapatnam, Karnataka. It is a low wooden structure with a collonaded porch around it, and was used by Tipu Sultan as his summer palace.

View of Lucknow

During the Uprising of 1857, events in the city of Lucknow took a rather violent turn. As the news of the Uprising broke, the British officials and their families took shelter in the Residency, while the rebelling soldiers blocked every means of outside contact for them and continued their attacks for over 90 days. A… Read more »

The North Entrance of Bangalore Fort

This is an aquatint engraving showing the northern entrance of the Bangalore fort post the attack on Bangalore by the British East India Company during the Third Aglo-Mysore War in 1791. The war was fought between the British army and the king of Mysore Tipu Sultan, who was defeated and the fort was captured. This… Read more »

The Last Effort and Fall of Tipu Sultan

This coloured engraving by Rogers, after a large scale history painting by Henry Singleton, is a dramatic depiction of the East India Company’s final storming and capture of Seringapatam, the fortified capital of Tipu Sultan, Mysore ruler and bitter opponent of British imperialism, in May 1799. In the main image, British and Mysorean forces are… Read more »

State Prison at Delhi

Inscription Verso Inscription by the Dealer “STATE PRISON AT DELHI. ARTIST: Drawn by William Daniell and Engraved by J. B. Allen. Coloured engraving. Year 1836.” This is after the painting of the bridge connecting the Red Fort to the Salimgarh Fort in Delhi, acorss the Yamuna river. The Salimgarh fort was built by Sher Shah… Read more »

Music Gallery of The Mosque, Seringapatam (Srirangapatna)

This engraving is after a painting by James Hunter, from his collection of illustrations titled “Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore”. James Hunter worked for the Royal British Artillery in India and took part in the campaigns against Tipu Sultan. After the signing of the Treaty of Seringapatnam  (Srirangapatna) , Hunter took permission from Tipu… Read more »

Sepulchre of Mussalman Dynasty near Mysore

This engraving depicts the sepulchre or mausoleum of Tipu Sultan and Haider Ali in Seringapatam (now Srirangapatna), erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Mysore.The domed mausoleum is seen situated on a raised platform in the middle of a landscaped garden. The dome is supported on granite pillars, and, inside the mausoleum, the walls are decorated… Read more »