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The Polier and Gentil albums at the V&A – Susan Stronge


Susan Stronge is a Senior Curator in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She specializes in the arts of the Sikh and Muslim courts of the Indian subcontinent, and curated the award-winning 1999 exhibition, “The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms.” Her books include Painting for the Mughal Emperor, Tipu’s Tigers and Bejewelled Treasures: The […]

Talk: Claude Martin and the French in Awadh

Tornos invites you to attend an Online (Zoom) Talk  by Dr.Rosie Llewellyn-Jones MBE on the topic: "Claude Martin and the French in Awadh". This talk is being hosted by Alliance française  and open to Tornos patrons and guests.  Date & Time: Jan 28, 2021 / 04:30 PM India.  Zoom link : Meeting ID: 932 […]

Online Talk: Jean-Baptiste Gentil & Awadh


ONLINE TALK by Prof.Dhir Sarangi of Centre for French & Francophone Studies, JNU, New Delhi.   Jean-Baptiste Gentil joined the court of Shuja-ud-Dula at Awadh, becoming the French Resident here. He also helped set up a battalion of French mercenaries who served Shuja-ud-Daulah. The battalion was disbanded after his death. While serving at Oudh, he purchased […]