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[Mahabat Circle in Junagadh with clock tower on the right.]

[Mahabat Circle in Junagadh with clock tower on the right.]

Photographer: Nelson, F.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 2/6(26)

Item number: 2626

Length: 21.6

Width: 30

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Mahabat Circle at Junagadh in Gujarat, taken by F. Nelson in the 1890s. The album is inscribed: “With best compliments from H.H. Rasulkhanji, Nawab of Junagadh (India)” and was formerly in the collection of Sir William Lee-Warner (1846-1912), who served in the Indian Civil Service and was a Member of the Council of India between 1902 and 1912.

The Mahabat Circle was constructed by the Public Works department during the reign of Nawab Mahabat Khan II (r.1851-1882), who developed and improved Junagadh by constructing a series of new palaces, public buildings and parks. The architecture of the arcaded crescent and the central clock tower is a mixture of Gothic and Indo-Islamic styles.

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