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Mausoleum of the father & the brother of the present Nawab Sahib [in the Makbara enclosure, Junagadh]

Mausoleum of the father & the brother of the present Nawab Sahib [in the Makbara enclosure, Junagadh]

Photographer: Nelson, F.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 2/6(17)

Item number: 2617

Length: 24.5

Width: 30.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Baha-ud-din's Tomb or the Mahabat Mukbara at Junagadh in Gujarat, taken by the travelling commercial photographer F. Nelson in the 1890s from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Photographs of Junagadh'. From the early 18th century Junagadh was ruled by the Muslim Babi dynasty, established in c.1735 by Sher Khan Babi. Their tombs, known as maqbara, are situated in enclosures within the city walls in two groups dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, and are some of the most extraordinary and unusual buildings in Gujarat. This is a view of the mausoleum of the Nawabs Mahabat Khan II (r.1851-1882) and Bahadur Khan III (r.1882-1892), father and brother of the Nawab Rasul Khan (r.1892-1911). It has a finely carved fa├žade crowned with clusters of onion domes. Next to it on the left is a mosque.

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