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Ambughar Fort. 20 April 1792.

Ambughar Fort. 20 April 1792.

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD209

Item number: 209

Length: 28.1

Width: 38.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of Ambur Fort by Thomas (1749-1840) and William (1769-1837) Daniell, 20 April 1792. Inscribed on the back in ink is: '174. Amboor'; and in pencil: 'Amboor.'

Ambur is a town in the Vellore region of Tamil Nadu, situated on the south bank of the Palar River at the foot of the Kadapanattam pass leading into Salem. The fort is almost inaccessible, towering above the town and has been the scene of severe fighting many times as it occupies a strategic position commanding an important pass into the Carnatic. In 1749 the first pitched battle of the long wars of the Carnatic was fought under its walls when Anwar-ud-din, the Nawab of Arcot was defeated by Muzaffar Jang.

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