Old Palace in Deeg Fort 3735
Photographer: Priyalall and Company
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a ruined palace in the fort at Dig in Rajasthan, taken by the studio of Priyalall & Company in c.1900. Dig was established as the second capital of Bharatpur State by the Jat king Badan Singh (r.1722-33), and the fort was built by his son Suraj Mal (r.1733-63) in c.1730. He also built the palace within the fort in the form of a haveli or courtyard house. Its curved bangaldar roofs are an architectural feature common to all the palaces at Dig.
The album of 'Views in the Bharatpur State and Neighbourhod' was presented to the India Office in 1912 by the Festival of Empire, held in 1911 at Crystal Palace in London to mark the coronation of George V. The Maharaja of Bharatpur was among the exhibitors in the Indian Section of the Imperial Exhibition held as part of the Festival.