The Delhi Durbar ( lit. " Court of Delhi ") was an Indian imperial-style mass assembly organized by the British at Coronation Park, Delhi, India, to mark the succession of an Emperor or Empress of India. Also known as the Imperial Durbar, it was held three times, in 1877, 1903, and 1911, at the height of the British Empire.
The Delhi Durbars were grand events organised by the Viceroys to mark the coronations of Emperors or Empresses. Hence, these were also known as the Coronation Durbars. Durbar which means a ‘court of a ruler’ in Persian was adopted by the British from the Mughals. The idea was to come across to the people of India as the’ heirs of the Mughals’.
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The death of Victoria had been ‘profoundly mourned’ in India and was marked by the building of the Victoria Memorial Hall in Calcutta (Gilmour, p. 234). Edward had visited India as Prince of Wales from November 1875 to March 1876, including a brief trip to Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Photograph of the Royal visit to India by King George V and Queen Mary of Teck during the Durbar Coronation Ceremony. Dated 1911 The great Durbar procession, Delhi, India, 1903.
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4 de may. de 2013 · Without warning, the King declared moving of the capital of imperial India from Calcutta to Delhi. He annulled the 1905 partition of Bengal. The Bengali-speaking areas were consolidated and ...