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Bainazir Palace [Rampur]

Bainazir Palace [Rampur]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1911

Shelfmark: Photo 36/(50)

Item number: 50

Length: 19.6

Width: 25.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Benazir Palace, at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1911, from the Nawab of Rampur's presentation album. This album of photographs of Rampur was presented to the India Office by the Festival of Empire in November 1911. The Nawab of Rampur, Hamid Ali Khan (1896-1930), was one of the exhibitors at the Festival of Empire exhibition, held at Crystal Palace to mark George V's coronation. Hamid Ali Khan organised an extensive building programme, carried out by W.C. Wright, the Chief Engineer. The Fort-Palace complex was completely remodelled including the Benazir palace seen here from across the tank. Wright's architecture synthesises elements from Islamic, Hindu and the Gothic revival, known as Indo-Saracenic; a style used across India in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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