Monday, August 6, 2012

Medieval Jaunpur

I was searching for the images of the ancient Jaunpur, and I have found some interesting images of the city. It is interesting to know that the city, I am living presently, was looked like that. These are very rare images, drawn in the time of British rule by some brilliant artist, Thomas and William Daniell. Just have a look at these images..

This image is the "Plate 9 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' by Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840). It is the picture of Jama Masjid, Jaunpur.

This image is of "The Bridge At Juonpore, Bengal; by Thomas Daniell, 1804* (BL)" In this picture you can see the Shahi Bridge and Shahi Fort. Although I am a little bit confused by the term "Bengal". May be at that time, the city was under control of Bengal province.

This is the "Akbar's bridge over the Gumti River at Jaunpur; a watercolor, c.1790-1800* (BL)". Today it is called Shahi Bridge. 

This picture is showing the "View of the River Gomti near Jaunpur (U.P.). 1 December 1789, by Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)"

This is the "Scene in the town, Jaunpur (U.P.). 7 December 1789, by Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840), and Daniell, William (1769-1837)". I don't know, where this place is situated now in modern Jaunpur. But it is very interesting image of the city.

 Image Courtesy: The British Library

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