Son of the Nawub of Banda
Artist: Eden, Emily
This is a lithograph of the frontispiece to Emily Eden's 'Portraits of the Princes and People of India'. Banda was a province in Northern India, ruled by a Muslim Nawab. The town of flourished after the beginning of the 19th century when Nawab Shamsher Bahadur chose it for the seat of his newly established (1803) fiefdom. The town was also the centre of a flourishing cotton trade. The Nawab of Banda was actively involved in the uprising of 1857 and Banda became a hotbed of rebellion. Consequently, the British removed the Nawab after the revolt was quelled in 1858, and Banda was brought under British rule.