Ruins of Nugger [Rajnagar], Beerbhum. 1251128
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the ruins of Rajnagar in Birbhum. This photograph of a ruined mosque was taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s and forms part of the Temple Collection. Rajnagar was the capital of the Hindu and Pathan Rajas of Birbhum prior to and following the Muslim conquest in the 13th century. It was an important seat of the Muslim rulers (jagirdars) of those days. Once a prosperous area, the place is now full of crumbling houses, mosques etc.