Tombs of the Mysore Rajahs
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a collection of elaborately embellished tombs at Seringapatam in Karnataka, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. These are the tombs of the Wodeyar Rajahs, the ruling dynasty of Seringapatam, whose sovereignty was taken over by Haider Ali, the Commander of the Rajah's army, on the death of the contemporary ruler. The Wodeyar Rajahs were later reinstated by the British after the death of Tipu Sultan, Haider Ali's son, at the storming of the capital in 1799.