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Tombs of the Kings of Delhi [Shah Alam's Tomb].

Tombs of the Kings of Delhi [Shah Alam's Tomb].

Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 193/(15)

Item number: 19315

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. Within an enclosure near the Daragh of Qutb Sahib are the graves of several Mughal rulers known as the Tomb of Kings. The tombs include those of Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I (r.1707-12), Shah Alam (r.1759-1806) and Akbar Shah II (r.1806-37). The space between the last two graves was reserved for Bahadur Shah II, who died in Rangoon in 1862, after being exiled for his role in the Uprising of 1857. The tombs have a well crafted marble jali around it.

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