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Prince Albert Victor Leper Asylum [Junagadh]

Prince Albert Victor Leper Asylum [Junagadh]

Photographer: Solankee Studio

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 430/38(45)

Item number: 4303845

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection: 'Presented with feelings of friendship and sincere admiration to Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, by H.H. Rasulkhanji, Navab Junagadha. 1900', of the Prince Albert Victor Leper Asylum at Junagadh, Gujarat, taken by the Solankee Studio, Rajkot, in c.1900. The asylum is an imposing building designed in a late-19th century Indo-Saracenic style. It is likely to have been the asylum sited at the bottom of the Datar hill, also known as Guru Dattatray or Dattatri, one of the five peaks of Mount Girnar to the east of Junagadh. A small Muslim shrine built on the summit of the peak is associated with Saint Jamial Shah Datar, was visited by sufferers of leprosy in the hope of being cured.

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