Over 60 rare items belonging to Mahatma Gandhi, including the spinning wheel he used when lodged at Pune`s Yerwada Jail during India`s freedom struggle, would be auctioned Nov 5 in the United Kingdom, officials said Monday.
A sword of Tipu Sultan, a bejewelled gold tray from the Mughal era, a miniature painting of Lord Rama and Sita are among the precious objects that will go under the hammer at Sotheby`s first-ever auction of Imperial India collection here Oct 9.
British Auction house Mullock`s are set to auction an array of Indian artifacts in the UK, some belonging to the period after the annexation of Mysore by the British, and also includes a famous painting depicting the death of former leader Tipu Sultan.
Twenty-four rare paintings depicting the famous Battle of Pollilur, in which the East India Company army surrendered to Tipu Sultan, is the piece de resistance of British auction house Sotheby`s Islamic World Sale of Art.
A fitting memorial for legendary
World War II British secret agent Noor Inayat Khan, will be installed at
the Gordon Square near the house where she lived and from
where she left on her last mission to France.
A gem-encrusted gold finial from the decorated throne of Tipu Sultan and an eyewitness account of the battle that led to his defeat at the hands of the British are being put up for auction here on October seven.
Twenty-two British lawmakers have backed a proposal for a memorial here for Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of Mysore Tipu Sultan, who was awarded UK`s highest civilian honour for her role as a secret agent during the World War II.