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Durbar group of Sur Singh, Thakur Sahib of Palitana.

Durbar group of Sur Singh, Thakur Sahib of Palitana.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/42(4371)

Item number: 4371

Length: 26

Width: 32.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

The Durbar group of Sur Singh, Thakur Sahib of Palitana in Gujarat, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The thakurs of Palitana belong to the same family of Gohel Rajputs as that of the Maharaja of Bhavnagar. Sur Singh succeeded to the throne in 1860 and on his death in 1885 he was succeeded by his eldest son Mansingh. The ruler is pictured seated in the centre of large group of officials and retainers.

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