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DHROL: Jai Singh, Thakur Sahib of Dhrole (1824-1886).

DHROL: Jai Singh, Thakur Sahib of Dhrole (1824-1886).

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 127/(26)

Item number: 26

Length: 8.3

Width: 5.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Portrait of Jai Singh (1824-1886), Thakur Sahib of Dhrol 1845-86, from the 'Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables' by Bourne and Shepherd, early 1870s. Dhrol in Kathiawar in Gujarat was ruled by chiefs with the title of Thakur Sahib from the Rajput Jadeja family. In the 18th century the first of the line of Dhrol was Hardhbolji, brother of Jam Raval, the founder of the Navanagar state. Jay Singh, the eighteenth in the line of the chiefs, was succeeded by his son Harsinghji in 1886. Jay Singh was responisble for building the fort and palace of Dhrol.

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