The Wild Pass of Siri-Kajoor
Tinted lithograph from bound volume of 26 tinted lithographs, 'Sketches in Afghanistan', 1838-1842. By Louis and Charles Haghe after James Atkinson, published by Henry Graves and Company and J W Allen and Company, 1 Jul 1842. As they travelled along the narrow passes between the high ridges of Baluchistan, the British and Indian troops of the Army of the Indus were vulnerable to ambush by the Baluchis, who hid in dens in the ravines. Skirmishes and sniping attacks were common events. Date: 1842
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'The tomb of the favourite Sultan of Akbar Khan at Agra', 1847. Artist: Unknown
'The tomb of the favourite Sultan of Akbar Khan at Agra', 1847. The Taj Mahal in India, the great marble mausoleum built by Shah Jahan (1592-1666), Mughal emperor, for his wife Arjumand Banu Begam (died 1631) called Mumtaz Mahal (Favourite of the Palace). The Taj Mahal is generally considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Indian and Persian architectures. Shah Jahan was buried in the Taj with his wife. Illustration from The History of China and India, by Miss Corner, (Dean and Co, London, 1847).
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