THE INDIAN ARMY: 1765 – 1914

Source: Bharat Rakshak painting (possibly European) of a soldier in the army of Tipu Sultan of Mysore. The city was particularly swift to adopt European-style fire-power and offered fierce sustained resistance to British advances into the Carnatic. Circa 18th century. excellent black and white sketch displaying the various military uniforms of the Bengal Army, 1797. Left to Right: Artilleryman, Infantryman and Infantry Subedar. A painting by an Indian artist of two members of Ranjit Singh’s bodyguard. Ranjit Singh was the founder of the Sikh state. Circa 1800, at the beginning of the Sikh’s dominance of the Punjab.


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