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[Ruins near the tomb of Mangrole Shah, Somnath (Patan).]

[Ruins near the tomb of Mangrole Shah, Somnath (Patan).]

Photographer: Nelson, F.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 2/6(72)

Item number: 2672

Length: 21.3

Width: 29.45

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of ruins near Mangroli Shah’s Tomb at Somnath in Gujarat, taken in c.1900 by an unknown photographer, possibly the Solankee Studio, Rajkot. 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.

Somnath is situated on the west coast of Saurashtra overlooking the Arabian Sea 6 km (four miles) east of Veraval. Also known as Prabhas Patan, it is a centre of Hindu pilgrimage. There are various ruined buildings including shrines, gateways, wells and tanks in the surrounding area.

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