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VIEW OF CHANDNI CHOWK FROM THE LAHORE GATE OF THE RED FORT

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June 30, 1815
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Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

VIEW OF CHANDNI CHOWK FROM THE LAHORE GATE OF THE RED FORT

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Fig. 6: VIEW OF CHANDNI CHOWK FROM THE LAHORE GATE OF THE RED FORT, by Sita Ram, 1815. From the albums of drawings done by Sita Ram for Lord Hastings 1814-15. Having depicted the palace from the top of the Lahore Gate (see fig. 28), Sita Ram turned himself round and produced this view of the Chandni Chowk with the canal depicted running down the middle, and the Jama Masjid immediately (and wrongly) adjacent to the south. Lady Hastings' procession of elephants is heading along the street. Watercolor, 35.2 x 51.3 cm. British Library, London, Add.Or.4827.

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