William Dalrymple on the Battle of Pollilur

30 March | London

The Battle of Pollilur was a great victory of the Mysore armies against the British troops of the East India Company. In this latest Sotheby’s video, writer and historian William Dalrymple describes the battle through a unique and fantastic artwork of the scene, offered in Sotheby’s upcoming Arts of the Islamic World and India sale (30 March 2022 | London). Learn how Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan lead their troops into battle using European tactics against their enemy. Discover how this stunning artwork retells the story, and how there is no better picture of the defeat of colonialism that survives today. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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