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Lakha Burj, Deeg fort

Lakha Burj, Deeg fort

Photographer: Priyalall and Company

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 430/27(46)

Item number: 430/27(46)

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection, of the Lakha Burj at Dig Fort, Rajasthan, taken by the studio of Priyalall & Company in c.1900. Bharatpur State was founded in 1722 when the Sinsini Jat Badan Singh (ruled 1722-33) was proclaimed Raja of Dig. He established Dig as the first capital of Bharatpur State, and the fort was built by his son Suraj Mal (ruled 1733-63) in 1730. The Lakha Burj is the largest of twelve bastions reinforcing the walls and is sited at the north-west corner. At its base is the shallow, wide moat encircling the fort.

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