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Deeg Fort

Deeg Fort

Photographer: Deen Dayal, Lala (1844-1905)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/21(52)

Item number: 4302152

Length: 19.6

Width: 27.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Dig Fort in Rajasthan, taken by Raja Deen Dayal & Sons in the 1890s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord & Lady Curzon during Autumn Tour 1902'. Lord Curzon served as Viceroy of India between 1899 and 1905. Dig was the first capital of the Sinsini Jats established by Badan Singh (r.1722-33). Later the captial was moved to Bharatpur. The fort was built by his son Suraj Mal (r.1533-63) in 1730. This view shows the Lakha Burj at the north-west corner, the largest of twelve massive bastions reinforcing the fort walls, and the moat which encircles the fort.

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