Tipu Sultan, History Painting and the Battle for ‘Perspective’

@article{Nair2006TipuSH,
  title={Tipu Sultan, History Painting and the Battle for ‘Perspective’},
  author={Janaki Nair},
  journal={Studies in History},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={143 - 97}
}
The military defeat and death of Tipu Sultan in the Fourth Mysore War (1799) paved the way for the establishment of British rule over most parts of India. This event may also be considered a turning point in the history of visual practices in India. The British struggle to defeat this indomit-able enemy on the battlefield was re-enacted within the realm of the visual. This essay examines the question of whether colonial rule signalled the arrival of ‘perspective’ as a compulsory site of viewing… Expand
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