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Dhar Fort

Dhar Fort

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Photo 2/4(90)

Item number: 90

Length: 11.5

Width: 20.25

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Fort of Dhar in Madhya Pradesh, taken by Deen Dayal in 1882, from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Scenes and Sculptures of Central India, Photographed by Lala Deen Dayal, Indore.' In the Progress Report for the year 1892-93, A. Fuhrer wrote, "Dhar, or Dhara, [was] the ancient capital of Malava; but nothing remains of its former grandeur except three remarkable Musulman buildings erected out of the wrecks of some magnificent Jain temples of the 12th century A.D., and an ancient iron column...On the third gate of the fort at Dhar is a record of Alamgir, dated A.H. 1075. The fort is composed of red sandstone, and its walls are about 30 feet high; inside there is a very fine baoli and a lofty palace, from the terrace of which an extensive and diversified view is obtained."

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