A view of Jind with a small native encampment before it, and a great termite heap.
Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)
Watercolour of view of Jind from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r.1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.
Jind, located in Haryana, was captured by the Sikh Raja Gajpat Singh, a Phulikan chief in 1755. In 1775, Gajpat Singh decided to construct the Jind fortress as a defense strategy from the Delhi Mughal government who sent Rahim Dad Khan to reclaim Jind. A view of Jind with a small native encampment before it, and a great termite heap. Inscribed below: 'Town and Fort of Gheen with the Rajah's House.'