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[View of the so-called ''Granary'' at Bijapur.]

[View of the so-called ''Granary'' at Bijapur.]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 125/3(51)

Item number: 125351

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the "Granary" at Bijapur, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. Henry Cousens, in a guide to the town of 1889, wrote, 'The great quadrangle, together with the Chini Mahal at its south end, of which the Sat Manjli forms the north-west corner, has been known as the Granary. There is nothing about these buildings whatever to lead one to believe they were once a granary...Within is a splendid hall 128 ft. long, by 29 ft broad rising to the roof of the building and flanked with suites of rooms on different levels...All round the quadrangle was an arcade, which has also been converted, and is now used as record rooms, & c.'

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