Close view of the Suhaili Gate of the Fort, Rohtak.
Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a close view of the Suhaili Gate of the Fort in Rohtak, taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s and is part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (Indian Museum Series). The fort occupies a strategic location east of Rohtak town, Haryana from where it stands out boldly, forming a picturesque, striking object. Rohtak became a frontier between Sikh and Maratha powers after the disintegration of the Mughal Empire in the 1700s. In 1824 Rohtak became a district capital and was officially designated a city in 1867.