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Nautch at Hindu Rao's House

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June 30, 1840
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Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

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Fig. 60: NAUTCH AT HINDU RAO'S HOUSE, by a Delhi artist, c. 1840. Hindu Rao was the brother of the Baiza Bai of Gwalior, the widow of Daulat Rao Sindhia. From 1835, he lived in the house on the Ridge named after him. Watercolour, 17.8 x 28.6 cm. British Library, London, Add.Or.4684. Nautches were part of the Mughal way of life in Upper India and those from the dancing girls of Lucknow and Delhi were the most famous. Nautches were given to entertain guests both by Indian and British inhabitants of Delhi. The Fraser brothers were

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