The First Charge - exit in Fumo

The First Charge - exit in Fumo

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Caption: The First Charge - exit in Fumo, Edmund Burke presented many of the charges against Hastings during the impeachment trial. This satire refers to part of the case he presented regarding the treatment of Chait Singh, the Raja of Benares, who had resisted payment of the crippling land taxes that Hastings had forced upon him. . This engraving shows Burke dramatically declaiming his case. On the left, Chait Singh bemoans the loss of his hookah, which is being smoked by Warren Hastings, hidden apart from his leg. Published : 1788 Illustrated by James Sayers.

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Keywords: caricature, cartoon, finance, financial, financial concept, historical, history, impeachment, james sayers, judicial event, land tax, satire, satirical, tax, taxation, trial, trials, visual and verbal communication, visual works

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