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Group at Residency [including the Maharaja of Kolhapur].

Group at Residency [including the Maharaja of Kolhapur].

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1894

Shelfmark: Photo 2/8(2)

Item number: 2

Length: 24

Width: 29.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph showing the Resident and his staff at Kolhapur with the Maharaja of Kolhapur, taken by an unknown photographer in 1894. Kolhapur, situated on the banks of the river Panchaganga is the capital city of the former princely state of the same name in Maharashtra, south west India. In 1675 it was conquered by the Maratha chief Shivaji and the ruling dynasty descended from Shivaji's younger son. Maharaja Shahu Chhatrapati (1875-1922) succeeded to the throne as a minor on 17 March 1884, the country was ruled by regents until 1894 when the Maharaja came of age. This album was collected in celebration of the investiture of the Maharaja of Kolhapur in 1894. The British obtained political suzerainty of Kolhapur in 1844 and built the Residency, 1845-48 about two and a half miles north of Kolhapur.

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