British Era Life In Bangalore – Old Photo 1875

This is an old 1875 photo of British-era life at Bangalore, now Bengaluru. Shown is a glimpse of British Era life in Bangalore in the 19th century. Visible are two European men and a lady all on horseback outside a mansion. Also visible are Indian servants looking on. Probably a recreational club from where the Europeans are leaving for a horseback ride.

After the defeat of Tipu Sultan in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War in 1799, Bangalore and the whole of Mysore generally became peaceful. British and Indian troops marched all the way from Madras (now Chennai) to an almost unexplored terrain. Defeating Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan in Mysore during the period of the four Anglo-Mysore Wars.

Britishers captured Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan’s fort and palace after a tough battle. Since becoming victorious Bangalore came under the purview of the British Indian army. A cantonment was established that is an important military base even today. Looking from a different angle would the city exist like today if there was no Tipu Sultan, Haider Ali, or the Britishers? Kempe Gowda I a chieftain under the Vijayanagara Empire should be credited for founding Bangalore in the 1500s. Click on the photo for better view.

Read more The People Friendly Ruler – Kempe Gowda. See post South Parade Road Bangalore – Old Photo 1880.

Did you know- Kempe Gowda I built a mud fort which was later fortified with granite blocks by Haider Ali in the 18th century.

From the collection- M F Hussain Painting – Air India Advertising Postcard 1960., Wellington Lines Bombay – Old Postcard 1916., Queen Victoria Jubilee Celebration Bombay – Old Print 1897., Vintage Book – Winter In India 1883

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.


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9 x 7 inch

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British photographer