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Seths Underwrote The Company Raj

September 06, 2019

Headquarters of the Dutch East India Company at Hughli

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Fort William, Calcutta, seen from across the Hooghly in 1731

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Aliverdi Khan goes hawking

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Aliverdi Khan awards a turban jewel, or sarpeche, the Mughal badge of office to his nephew, while his grandson Siraj ud-Daula looks on.

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Lord Robert Clive, c. 1764 by Thomas Gainsborough

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Shah Alam Conveying the Gift of the Diwani to Lord Clive

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Tipu Sultan on his elephant, detail of the Battle of Pollilur

Mary Evans/ © Otto Money (Photography by AIC Photographic Services)

Lord Cornwallis receiving the sons of Tipu Sultan

By kind permission of the Trustees of Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata

Mahadji Scindia

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Daulat Rao

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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