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Panjab: Outpost of Rhodawala, occupied by the British Piquets on the 10th of February 1845.

Panjab: Outpost of Rhodawala, occupied by the British Piquets on the 10th of February 1845.

Artist: Hardinge, Charles Stewart (1822 - 1894)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: X738/1(8)

Item number: 73818

Length: 37

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 8 from "Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This depicts the ouptost in advance of Rhodawala. During the First Anglo-Sikh War (1845-46) platforms were built into these trees by Sikh soldiers so that sentries could watch the movement of British troops at Rhodawala. However, the British took possession of this outpost in February 1845. According to Charles Hardinge, the troops could hear "the light song and rolling note of the 'nukaruh' [kettle drum] at night."

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