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Marble ghat at Rajnagar

Marble ghat at Rajnagar

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 970/(13)

Item number: 97013

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Ghats at Rajnagar from James Burgess' 'Photographs of Architecture and Scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana' taken by Colin Murray in c.1872. ''With this noble band or embankment, and its terraced ghat or descent of marble, there is certainly nothing to compare in Europe, and it is one of the finest things even in India. It is about thirty miles north of Udaypur, and is drawn across a gorge between two hills, through which formerly the Gumti flowed southwards from the upper spurs of the Aravalli Hills, and is formed of an enormous rampart of earth faced on the south or lower by a plain wall, crowned by small chhatris, or canopies of marble. On the north side is the descent or ghat to the lake formed by this dam, built throughout of white marble, and 1,115 feet in length...above its western end is the fort and palace of Rajnagar, - the modern town being on the southern base of the hill...''

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