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Mooltan [Multan]. Vans Agnew Monument.

Mooltan [Multan]. Vans Agnew Monument.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(2)

Item number: 3942

Genre: Photograph

This print of the Van Agnew monument in Multan was taken in the 1860s by an unknown photographer. Multan, situated on the frontier of the subcontinent, has had a turbulent political history as the first point of contact for Mughal invaders. It came under the control of British forces by 1849 after a long battle with the Sikh rulers of the Punjab and rebellion in Multan province and the city itself. The memorial obelisk is dedicated to two British officers, Vans Agnew and Anderson, who were murdered after being sent by the resident to take charge of the fort during the troubles.

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