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Thomas Daniell (1749–1840) and his nephew William Daniell (1769–1837) travelled extensively in India between 1786 and 1793. On their return to Britain they produced many paintings, drawings and prints based on the sketches they had made while travelling. The 144 aquatint prints, collectively known…
Srirangapatna, about 20 km from Mysuru, holds special significance as the capital city of the erstwhile Mysore State of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. The fall of Tipu Sultan’s empire on May 4, 1799, following his defeat at the hands of the British in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, led to Srirangapatna…
The Bhaibands, a Hindu trading community located in pockets all around the world today, originated in Hyderabad, Sindh, a town situated in India until Partition in 1947. Map of India in 1857 (viewed on November 27, 2016) The Bhaiband Sindhworkis emerged from the determined efforts of a few…
Power and Hindu minorities How powerful were Hindu minorities in colonial and pre-colonial Sindh? This is a rather complicated question, so what I’m going to do here is take it in three different pieces. First let me address the Hindu part, then I’ll address the minority part and then I’ll deal…
A multimedia module on the Bhaiband Sindhworkis, a Hindu trading community that was originally from Hyderabad, Sindh, a town situated in India until Partition in 1947, and is now located in pockets all around the world
Architectural historian Dr. Christopher W. London talks about the context in which Mumbai's Gothic Revival buildings were made. In particular, he speaks about the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) as 'a kind of a capitol building for a mercantile empire'.