Click here to skip to content

The wooded Rajmahal hills with an encampment below at Maharajpur.

The wooded Rajmahal hills with an encampment below at Maharajpur.

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4900

Item number: 4900

Length: 22.8

Width: 35.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of an encampment below the Rajmahal hills from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Malda to Gunga Pursaad Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1817-21. 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 expedition to Bengal in 1817 and his convalescent tour in the Rajmahal Hills in the winter of 1820-21.

View of the wooded Rajmahal hills with an encampment below. The Rajmahal hills, located in Bihar, approximately extends over 24 miles at an elevation of 2,000 feet above sea-level and includes the ridges of Mori and Sundgarsa. The Mughals relied on the Rajmahal hills, especially the Teliagarhi pass, a pass between the hills and the Ganges River, as a strategic defence position and constructed a large stone fort at this point. Inscribed below: 'Camp at Mahaiagpore.'

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: