Deeg Fort, 21 miles from Bharatpur
Photographer: Priyalall and Company
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Lakha Burj at Dig Fort in Rajasthan, taken by the studio of Priyalall & Company in c.1900. Dig was established as the capital of Bharatpur State by the Jat king Badan Singh (r.1722-33), and the fort was built by his son Suraj Mal (r.1733-63) in 1730. The massive Lakha Burj is the largest of twelve bastions reinforcing the fort walls and is sited at the north-west corner. At its base is the shallow, wide moat encircling the fort.
The album of 'Views in the Bharatpur State and Neighbourhod' was presented to the India Office in 1912 by the Festival of Empire, held in 1911 at Crystal Palace in London to mark the coronation of George V. The Maharaja of Bharatpur was among the exhibitors in the Indian Section of the Imperial Exhibition held as part of the Festival.