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Mukbara intended for Vazier Bahauddinbhai C.I.E. (built by himself)[Junagadh]

Mukbara intended for Vazier Bahauddinbhai C.I.E. (built by himself)[Junagadh]

Photographer: Solankee Studio

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 430/38(10)

Item number: 4303810

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection: 'Presented with feelings of friendship and sincere admiration to Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, by H.H. Rasulkhanji, Navab Junagadha. 1900', of Baha-ud-din's Tomb at Junagadh, Gujarat, taken in c.1900 by an unknown photographer, possibly the Solankee Studio, Rajkot. Junagadh was ruled by the Muslim Babi dynasty, established in c.1735 by Sher Khan Babi. Their tombs, known as maqbaras, are situated within the city walls in two groups, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries respectively, and are some of the most extraordinary and fantastical buildings in Gujarat. The spectacular mausoleum in this view was erected by Vazier Baha-ud-din, an important minister at the court of Nawab Rasul Khanji (ruled 1892-1911). The richly-ornamented main structure is crowned with onion domes and flanked by four minarets encircled by spiral stairways.

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