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Group of paliyas (memorial stones) at the Suvan Kansari, Ghumli, Kathiawar 10004430

Group of paliyas (memorial stones) at the Suvan Kansari, Ghumli, Kathiawar 10004430

Photographer: Burgess, James

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1874

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/4(430)

Item number: 10004430

Length: 17.4

Width: 22

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

These paliyas or memorial stones are erected outside the villages to the memory of those who died. They are sometimes raised on platforms and covered by a pavilion or chattri. They bear an inscription on one side and the figure of the deceased on the other.

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