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Shahpoor [Shahpur] on the [Ravi] River.

Shahpoor [Shahpur] on the [Ravi] River.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 96/1(48)

Item number: 96148

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Kandi Fort in Shahpur, Punjab from the 'Crofton Collection: Topographical and architectural views mostly in India', taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. Shahpur is a small town 13 km away from Pathankot in the extreme north of the Punjab. The Kandi Fort overlooks the Ravi River and was built by Bhao Singh who named it after the Emperor Shah Jehan. The 16th century fort is located at the foot of the towering Himalayas. The Ravi River flows along the border shared by India and Pakistan, where it merges with the Chenab River. The total length of the river is 720 km and it flows by the foot of Dalhousie Hill and through the Chamba valley.

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