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The capture of Geriah, February 1756.

The capture of Geriah, February 1756.
The capture of Geriah, February 1756.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: BHC0377
Description: 300 “Topaze” Indo-Portuguese were part of the British force on the attack on Geriah. The term “Topaze” here suggests that these men were Christians who could therefore perform any duties free of Hindu religious and caste restrictions. Hindus of different castes were restricted to certain occupations, and the preparation or consumption of certain foods.
Creator: Dominic Serres, the Elder
Date: 1771
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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