To celebrate World Heritage Day, we're celebrating some of the worlds top monuments and sites of cultural and architectural significance. The Taj Mahal, India is up there with the best. Have you visited it yet?
Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor, in 1858 after his trial for his role in the 1857 Indian Rebellion against the British. He was exiled to Burma. At this point in history the title of Mughal Emperor was mostly symbolic. His political power didn't extend beyond the city of Delhi.
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP DETAILS & CATALOGUING A prince with attendants, India, Deccan, circa 1670 gouache heightened with gold on paper, laid down on stout paper, borders outlined in colours and gold, margin with scrolling foliate motif in gold painting: 32.6 by 22.8cm. leaf: 37 by 26.9cm. CATALOGUE NOTE This Muslim nobleman, though unidentified, is representative of the new class of rulers who obtained a level of independence after the conquests of the Deccan by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb....
Mahatma Gandhi, not only lead India to its eventual independence, but is widely thought to be one of the most influential individuals in the history of the world. His beliefs in non-violent protest have paved the way for many movements long after the independence of India.
The 'Mutiny' or 'First War of Independence' had no more poignant location for the British than the site of 'The Residency' in Lucknow. Built in 1800 for the British Resident by the local Nawab, it was where some 1,300 British residents of Lucknow remained under siege, during the uprising of Indian troops against their British officers in 1857.