Outwork near Panauri Gate, Deeg
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph from the Curzon Collection, of a fortified outwork at Dig, Rajasthan, taken by the studio of Priyalall & Company in c.1900. Dig was established as the first capital of Bharatpur state by the Jat king Badan Singh (ruled 1722-33), and the fort was built by his son Suraj Mal (ruled 1733-63) in 1730. It was square in plan, and was surrounded by ramparts 8 km long which were extensively reinforced with bastions and pierced by 10 gateways. This view shows a partially ruined fortified outpost with battlements and high fort walls in the distance.