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Street view in Tanjore showing one of the native palaces.

Street view in Tanjore showing one of the native palaces.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(3)

Item number: 113

Genre: Photograph

View in a street in Tanjore, taken by Samuel Bourne in 1869. Tanjore, on the Kaveri river, was an important town and dominated the political history of the region for nearly thousand years as the capital of the Cholas (9th-13th centuries), the Nayakas (1535-1676) and the Marathas (1676-1855). The most impressive Chola monument is the Brihadeshvara temple, while the Royal Palaces date to the Nayaka and Maratha periods.

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