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Tomb of Secunderabad.

Tomb of Secunderabad.

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 430/6(24)

Item number: 24

Length: 19.1

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a tomb at Secunderabad, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. Secunderabad, twin city of Hyderabad, was founded after an alliance between Hyderabad’s Nizam Sikander Jah and the British East India Company in 1798. Following the treaty, secured by Major James Achilles Kirkpatrick, an area north of Hussain Sagar lake was made into a cantonment. Soon after the treaty was signed 5,000 British troops arrived and camped in the new cantonment of Secunderabad, which was laid out in 1806 and named after the Nizam. The tomb in this view has an onion-shaped dome and finials at the corners of the building; features typical of Deccani style architecture.

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