Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan, Seringapatam
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Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan, Seringapatam
While attempts to document the architecture of India had begun in the mid-1850s, contemporary interest in views such as these was clearly also linked with the memorialisation of sites connected with feats of arms and the extension of British rule in India. The death of Tipu Sultan, the ‘Tiger of Mysore,’ at the conclusion of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War of 1799, removed the single most powerful barrier to British control of southern India. Tipu Sultan was interred with full military honours, in this tomb at Seringapatam. The mausoleum also contains the body of his father Haidar Ali, who had earlier proved an equally obstinate opponent to the British.

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Anglo-Mysore Wars

The Anglo-Mysore Wars were a series of wars fought in India over the last three decades of the eighteenth century. The wars between the Kingdom of Mysore and the British East India Company lead to the dismantling of Mysore removing the single most powerful barrier to British control of southern India.

Anglo-Mysore Wars

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  • Acc. No. PGP R 869
  • Medium Albumen
  • Size Image size: 21.20 x 26.20 cm; overall: 40.50 x 55.60 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell, 1985