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Southern entrance to the Residency at Bhuj

Southern entrance to the Residency at Bhuj

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: Photo 125/3(1)

Item number: 12531

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the residency at Bhuj, Gujarat, taken by an unknown photographer during the late 1870s. The residency was situated outside the city to the south-west, on the Mandvi road, and was the home of the British Government’s political envoy to Bhuj. Provincial residencies were usually built in the form of bungalows or villas. The residency at Bhuj was a bungalow with a tiled roof, surrounded by a trelliswork verandah and set in English-style landscaped grounds. ‘Bungalow’ is an anglicisation of the Hindu work ‘bangla’ and originally referred to a lightly-constructed, single-storey dwelling with a veranda built for colonial officials. This is a view of the southern entrance, showing the gateway and drive.

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