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Channel below the Pan Chukki water works, [Aurangabad].

Channel below the Pan Chukki water works, [Aurangabad].

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 430/6(56)

Item number: 56

Length: 20

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the channel below the Pan Chakki water works at Aurangabad, photographed by Deen Dayal in the 1880s. This is from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. The mill was constructed in 1695; an oblong reservoir was added by Jamil Beg Khan in about 1715. The mill was an impressive engineering feat. Water was pumped from a reservoir in the hills about six kilometres away then channelled into a tank. This water was then used to drive a grindstone to mill flour for the madrasa, or theological college, nearby. Underneath the tank was a large assembly hall supported by four rows of robust pillars.

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