Posted on: 30 January 2013

'Scindea Pet from the Horse Artillery Lines Poona- - December 1831'

Wash with some water-colour by William Miller (1795-1836) in December 1831. Inscribed: 'Scindea Pet from the Horse Artillery Lines Poona. Decr. 1831 W.M.'

Pune is situated near to the Western Ghats in Maharashtra at the confluence of the Mutha and Mula rivers. It occupies a strategic place on the trade routes between the Deccan and the Arabian Sea and prospered during the early medieval period. Pune was later the capital of the Marathas in the 16th century until their deposition by the Brahmin Peshwa family. The Peshwas ruled during the 18th century until the arrival of the British. Mahadji Sindhia came to Poona in 1792 and erected this palace at Wanavdi, where he died on 12 February 1794 and was cremated nearby.

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This Palace is very near to where I live. Today a residential complex stands in front of this Palace.

That beautiful embossed border and the water colour wash is just it yours? Or referenced?

This image and description has been sourced from the online collections of the British Library.

Thanks for the information

where is this palace sameer ? in camp?

Chandrakant his is in Wanowarie place called Shinde Chatri and the Palace has a Residential complex in front called Padma Vilas