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'Phoolsagar Garden' [Bundi]. This garden was laid out by Phool Lataji, Khawas (concubine) of His Highness Maharao Raja Bhojji, Samvat 1659 (AD 1602). This garden is named after her.

'Phoolsagar Garden' [Bundi]. This garden was laid out by Phool Lataji, Khawas (concubine) of His Highness Maharao Raja Bhojji, Samvat 1659 (AD 1602). This garden is named after her.

Photographer: Kale, Gunpatrao Abajee

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 17/1(5)

Item number: 5

Length: 24

Width: 28.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of the tank within the Phool Sagar or Flower Palace gardens at 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. Bundi 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 the state, the Hara Chauhan 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. This garden was laid out by Phool Lataji, a concubine of Rao Raja Bhao Singh (r.1658-1682) and is named after her.

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