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[Distant view of] Bundi City, Rajputana.

[Distant view of] Bundi City, Rajputana.

Photographer: Kale, Gunpatrao Abajee

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 17/1(3)

Item number: 3

Length: 23.3

Width: 28.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

General view of Bundi taken by Gunpatrao Abajee Kale, c.1900. The photograph is from an album of views of Bundi formerly in the collection of Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, (1850-1916), who was Commander in Chief of India between 1902 and 1909. The town is situated in a narrow valley within the Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan. It was the capital of the major princely state of Bundi during the heyday of the Rajputs. The ruling family of Bundi, the Hara Chauchan clan of Rajputs built a series of impressive palaces, gardens and tanks here, which appear to have been carved out of the hillside in several tiers. The town is full of attractive garden pavilions, step well tanks, temples and chattris, or memorial pavilions. One of the town's palace complexes can be seen on the hillside on the right of this view.

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