2nd Border Regiment, Multan 1890 (forum archive)
|Posted by plbramham » 25 Feb 2012, 17:34|
|Where is Multan, posting of 2nd Btn 1890? Multan (or Mooltan) was a well-known military cantonment of British India, (now in the Punjab province of Pakistan.) The cantonment is a mile east of the city. It was usually occupied by a British infantry plus a battery of artillery, and two regiments of native infantry. Inside the fort is a 70 feet obelisk in memory of two British officers, Mr. Vans Agnew and Lieutenant Anderson, who were murdered in April 1848 at the outbreak of Mulraj's rebellion. In 1881 the population in the city and suburbs was 57,471, or including cantonments 68,674.
Multan’s Fort, which was destroyed by British forces remains only as a ruin. It was on a high mound of earth in the middle of the city. There is a park called the Fort Qasim Park. It has some memorials from the Raj era The colour "khaki" was also known as "Multani Mitti", meaning “mud of Multan”
From Encyclopedia Brittanica 1911:
|Posted by plbramham » 31 Oct 2012, 17:49|
|Images from Multan postcards c.1910
|Posted by kerchi » 04 Feb 2013, 18:02||Kerchi|
In memory of
11th Border Regiment
Who died 1st July 1916.
|Great images of Mooltan (that's how I prefer to say it).
Do you ever find that you prefer to pronounce and/or spell place names etc. as they were at the time before Governments changed or modernised their names? Or is it just me? Bombay will always be Bombay to me even though I know it is now Mumbai. Maybe our reading and researching of subject matters during certain periods provides a way of making us feel more comfortable with the way names were spelt and pronounced at the time.