Bashri Ghat, Delhi.
Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet
Medium: Photographic print
Part of a portfolio of photographs taken in 1858 by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. This is view of the Bashri ghat on the river Yamuna in Delhi. The Uprising of 1857 in Northern India inspired a number of photographers to depict the aftermath of this momentous event. There were violent reprisals on either side, focussing on the cities of Cawnpore, Lucknow and Delhi. Robert and Harriet Tytler took over 500 paper negatives in India, particularly of the principal sites of the Uprising and were present during the siege of Delhi in May 1857.