It was called the Hindoostanee Coffee House and every curry house in the country today owes a small debt to the pioneer who came to Britain from Bengal.
Some delights on offer to 19th century diners at the Hindoostanee are no longer features in today's Indian restaurants.
Unfortunately, things did not end well for the Hindoostanee, which shut down amid financial difficulties in 1833.
28] However, in the archives of Ridley Hall, soon after the discovery of this portrait, I did find an old piece of paper with a hymn on it; it had a note added at the bottom: "Translation of a hymn in Hindoostanee
composed by Rev.