The Imperial Assembly at Delhi: The Nizam of Hyderbar presenting his “Nuzzur”. Artist: Lieutenant C. Pulley, of the 3rd Ghoorkahs. Source: Internet Archive web version of The Illustrated London News (10 February 1877): 137. Click on image to enlarge it.

“During several days before and after the Proclamation Day a long series of state visits were exchanged by the Viceroy with the native grandees and potentates of India, each of whom sojourned in his own separate camp on the plain, near the Viceregal Camp. They were guarded by detachments of their own troops; and our correspondent, as a military man, has been induced to sketch the curious diversities of figure, uniform, and equipment which he observed among these native soldiery. He has also furnished an Illustration of the scene in the Viceroy’s tent, or Shamiana, when the young Nizam of Hyderabad came to present his “nuzzur,” or complimentary gift, to the representative of the British Indian Empire.”

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