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No. 6. Mosque on ridge of Delhi, held by the mutineers, our batteries were in the foreground appear now to be levelled.

No. 6. Mosque on ridge of Delhi, held by the mutineers, our batteries were in the foreground appear now to be levelled.

Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 32/(4)

Item number: 4

Length: 30.2

Width: 45.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

General view of the mosque on the Delhi Ridge, a sharp outcrop north-west of the city, photographed by Robert and Harriet Tytler in 1858, in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. The Uprising lasted thirteen months, from the rising of Meerut on 10 May 1857 to the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858. There were violent reprisals on either side, focussing on the cities of Kaunpur, Lucknow and Delhi. The mosque shows evidence of bombardment which occurred during the Uprising of 1857. Part of the caption accompanying this photograph may be missing, and the last section should perhaps give the sense of '...in the foreground where the ground appears now to be levelled'.

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