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Online Talk: Jean-Baptiste Gentil & Awadh
November 5, 2020 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
ONLINE TALK by Prof.Dhir Sarangi of Centre for French & Francophone Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
Jean-Baptiste Gentil joined the court of Shuja-ud-Dula at Awadh, becoming the French Resident here. He also helped set up a battalion of French mercenaries who served Shuja-ud-Daulah. The battalion was disbanded after his death. While serving at Oudh, he purchased a large collection of objects of natural history, weapons, medals and manuscripts in many languages. When he returned to France he donated these collections to the royal library and museum. He also produced maps of the region and wrote on the history of the Moghul Empire. He was present at the battle of Buxar. He retired to France in 1778 and then died in Bagnols in 1799.
The Event will be presided by M. Emmanuel LEBRUN-DAMIENS (Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affair), Embassy of France.
The Talk on the subject will be delivered by Prof.Dhir Sarangi of Centre for French & Francophone Studies, JNU, New Delhi.