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A view of Jind with a small native encampment before it, and a great termite heap.

A view of Jind with a small native encampment before it, and a great termite heap.

Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4789

Item number: 4789

Length: 39.8

Width: 59.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

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.'

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