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Kashmir: City of Kashmir. Mosque of Shah Hamadan.

Kashmir: City of Kashmir. Mosque of Shah Hamadan.

Artist: Hardinge, Charles Stewart (1822 - 1894)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: X738/2(10)

Item number: 738210

Length: 37

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 10 from "Recollections of India. Part 2. Kashmir and the Alpine 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 represents a view of the city of Kashmir. Charles Hardinge visited Kashmir in 1846 and wrote: "It extends about four miles along both banks of the Jylum, and is composed of irregularly-built houses of wood, which on that account are the more picturesque...The Mosque of Shah Hamadan, which is the building shown in the sketch, is essentially Chinese in its architecture...The population of the city has been estimated at 240,000 inhabitants, two-thirds of which are Musselmans. Shawls, paper, leather and firearms are manufactured in the city; and although the number of 'shawl factories' has greatly decreased, the superiority of manufacture remains unchanged."

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