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Ruins of Nugger [Rajnagar], Beerbhum. 1251129

Ruins of Nugger [Rajnagar], Beerbhum. 1251129

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 125/1(129)

Item number: 1251129

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the ruins of Nugger in Birbhum taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s and forming 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 and other buildings.

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