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Oosor [Hosur], Salem District.

Oosor [Hosur], Salem District.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 254/3(71)

Item number: 254371

Genre: Photograph

A photograph of a view of Hosur, near Salem from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1860. King Rama Natha of the Hoysala Dynasty founded the town of Hosur in the year 1290; this Dynasty came to an end after the death of Pallavaraya III. During the period of British rule in India, the Salem collector Walton Illiat Lockardt made Hosur the head quarters for the Salem district. This view shows temples on the hillside.

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