Another part of the Palace. [Pudukkottai.]
Photographer: Tripe, Linnaeus
Medium: Photographic print
This photograph of a view of the Pudukottai palace was taken by Linnaeus Tripe in 1858 and is part of a collection entitled 'Photographic Views of Poodoocottah' (Madras, 1858). Pudukottai, now the capital of the homonymous district, was once a princely state under the Tondaman Rajas who co-operated in many occasions with the British. This view shows the colonnaded verandah running along one of the upper floors of the Palace of the Rajas. Tripe was in charge of one of the battalions of the 12th Madras Native Infantry, a regiment funded in 1824 and stationed in Madras. In 1855, Tripe was commissioned to take photographs for the British East India Company and the Madras Presidency which resulted in six albums, of which one was of Pudukottai.