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Burdwan - The 'Manosh Sarovar' (within Dilkusha Gardens)

Burdwan - The 'Manosh Sarovar' (within Dilkusha Gardens)

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1904

Shelfmark: Photo 430/29(11)

Item number: 4302911

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a view across the Manash-Sarovar Tank towards the Dilkusha Gardens gardens beyond at Barddhaman (Burdwan) in West Bengal, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1904. This is part of a album of photographs presented to Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, by Bijay Chand Mahtab of Burdwan (r.1887-1941), on his short visit to the city on 2nd April 1904. The Imperial Gazetteer of India states, "The town really consists of numerous small villages scattered over an area of 9 square miles, and the greater part of it is rural in character...Within the town itself the principal places of interest are the palaces and gardens of the Maharaja." The Diluksha was the Summer Palace of the Maharajas set in a landscaped garden with a zoological garden and old tanks.

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