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[Ruins of the] Observatory, Delhi.

[Ruins of the] Observatory, Delhi.

Photographer: Murray, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 52/(9)

Item number: 529

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jantar Mantar observatory in Delhi from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. Jantar Mantar was constructed c.1725 by Sawai Jai Singh Kachhwaha, the raja of Jaipur (r. 1699-1743) at the request of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah (r. 1719-48). Visible in this photograph is the ruins of the grounds near the observatory and Hindu Rao's House in the distance.

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