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Crowds in the courtyard in front of the entrance gateway to the old Rajwada Palace, Kolhapur.

Crowds in the courtyard in front of the entrance gateway to the old Rajwada Palace, Kolhapur.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 2/2(77)

Item number: 77

Length: 22.4

Width: 29.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the entrance gateway to the Rajwada Palace,Kolhapur from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Bombay Presidency' taken by an unknown photographer in the 1880s. Situated on the banks of the river Panchaganga, Kolhapur had been ruled by the Yadava dynasty between the 10th and 13th centuries, it later came under Mughal rule. In 1675 the town was conquered by the Maratha chief, Shivaji, and later inherited by his younger son. The state remained with the Bhonsales (one of the Maratha princely families) until Indian independence. This view shows private apartments surrounding the courtyard of the Rajwada or Old Palace and in the background, the chattra of Rajaram College. The Old Palace was where the royal family lived until independence.

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