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The Hindoo temples on the plains near Meerut

The Hindoo temples on the plains near Meerut

Artist: Scott, AE (fl. 1829 - 1874)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1846

Shelfmark: X1115(6)

Item number: 6

Genre: Print

This is plate 6 from AE Scott's 'Simla Scenes'. Meerut was an old town whose establishment could be traced to ancient times. It had been a centre of Buddhism in the age of Emperor Ashoka, and of sufficient importance in Akbar's period to be a mint for copper coins. By the early 19th century it was depopulated, however, with little trade. The establishment of British cantonments here in 1806 sparked a recovery. Soon the population expanded and trade flourished and Meerut became the centre of an important cotton-growing district.

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