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The English Cemetery, Shrirangapattana [Seringapatam].

The English Cemetery, Shrirangapattana [Seringapatam].

Photographer: Dixon, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/23(2278a)

Item number: 2278a

Length: 23.8

Width: 29.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the English cemetery in Seringapatam, Karnataka from the 'Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series' collection, taken by Henry Dixon in the 1860s. Seringapatam, a small town near Mysore, is an island fortress surrounded by the Kaveri River that was ruled by Haidar Ali (r. 1761-1782) and then by his son Tipu Sultan until his death in 1799. The Rajas of Mysore faced fierce opposition from the British which resulted in numerous wars fought for the control of southern India. The final battle took place in May 1799 when the British stormed the fortress and Tipu Sultan was killed. This is a view looking along the path in the cemetery, which is lined on either side with obelisks and mausoleums.

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