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General view of Fort and ruins at Rohtak.

General view of Fort and ruins at Rohtak.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1198)

Item number: 10031198

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the fort at Rohtak, Harayana district was taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s and is part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (Indian Museum Series). The fort occupies a strategic location, east of Rohtak town. It stands out boldly from the surrounding landscape, giving the viewer a picturesque and striking impression. Rohtak would need the protection of a fort like this as it was located close to a frontier between Sikh and Maratha powers after the disintegration of the Mughal Empire in the 1700s. In 1824 Rohtak became a district capital and it was officially designated a city in 1867.

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