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Jumna face of Fort, Allahabad.

Jumna face of Fort, Allahabad.

Photographer: Murray, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 52/(38)

Item number: 5238

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Allahabad Fort from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. Allahabad's location at the junction of the Ganges and Jumna river west of Varanasi in central India, provided the setting for a stronghold for Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605) and the scene for Lord Canning's Durbar of 1858. Akbar's Allahabad Fort was founded in 1583 and contains the pavilion of Rani ki Mahal for women.

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