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Stone bridge south of Narwar, from the west, 30th Septmeber 1818

Stone bridge south of Narwar, from the west, 30th Septmeber 1818

Artist: unknown

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1818

Shelfmark: WD714

Item number: 714b

Length: 111

Width: 239

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

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Water-colour drawing of a stone bridge south of Narwar by an unknown artist dated 30th Septmeber 1818.


Narwar located in Madhya Pradesh, 128km from Gwalior, was said to have been the capital of Raja Nala of the Mahabharata, the Sanskrit epic about the battle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. The town is situated on a bend in the Sind River and was once a flourishing place on a route between Delhi and the Deccan. It has been subject to many different ruling dynasties over the centuries. The fort is perched on a steep cliff of the Vindhyas, 400 feet above the plain and has walls which are over five miles in circumference.

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