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KISHANGARH: Prithwi Singh, Maharaja of Kishangarh (d.1879).

KISHANGARH: Prithwi Singh, Maharaja of Kishangarh (d.1879).

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 127/(51)

Item number: 51

Length: 8.3

Width: 5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Three-quarter length seated portrait of Prithvi Singh (r.1840-1879), 15th Maharaja of Kishangarh by Bourne and Shepherd, early 1870s. The state of Kishangarh in Rajasthan was founded by the younger brother of the Raja of Jodhpur, Kishan Singh in the reign of Akbar (r.1556-1605). Akbar gave Kishen Singh the title of Raja and Jahangir (r.1605-27) gave him the title of Maharaja. Prithvi Singh succeeded in 1840 and carried on the adminstration with prudence and enlightenment. After his death in 1879 he was succeeded by his son Sardul Singh.

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