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The Mosque Battery, [Delhi].

The Mosque Battery, [Delhi].

Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 193/(6)

Item number: 1936

Genre: Photograph

Part of a portfolio of photographs taken in 1858 by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, at Delhi, Lucknow and Cawnpore 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. This mosque on the Delhi Ridge, a sharp outcrop north-west of the city, shows evidence of bombardment which occurred during the Uprising of 1857.

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