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[View of chhatris in the] Kshar Bagh [Bundi].

[View of chhatris in the] Kshar Bagh [Bundi].

Photographer: Kale, Gunpatrao Abajee

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 17/1(6)

Item number: 6

Length: 22.8

Width: 28.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of chattris, or pavilions in the Keshar Bagh Bundi, Rajasthan 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 letterpress description accompanying this print reads as follows: "In this garden are cremated the chiefs and their families who die; and it contains many beautiful cenotaphs (Chuttrees) that have been erected in memory of the deceased chiefs. This garden was laid out by His Highness Maharao Raja Ratan Singhji, son of Bhojji, grandson of Maharaja Surjanji who (Surjanji) got Benares as a present from the King and who built Raj Mandir Palace etc, in Benares". There are 66 chattris in memory of the kings, queens and princes of Bundi in the Keshar gardens which are now in a neglected state.

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