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Tree in Palace, Delhi, under which 49 Christians were murdered no [sic] the 15th May 1857.

Tree in Palace, Delhi, under which 49 Christians were murdered no [sic] the 15th May 1857.

Photographer: Murray, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 52/(32)

Item number: 5232

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of the Red Fort in Delhi from the 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. The reasons behind the uprising are complicated and include a growing animosity towards the British presence in India. The result of this was the creation of a general atmosphere of distrust, shared by the British and Indians, that culminated in a year of fighting between the two. The tree situated in the middle of the square in this photograph is full of artillery and on this spot numerous Europeans and Eurasians were killed during the worst month of the uprising.

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