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Street view, Manick Chowk, Jeypore

Street view, Manick Chowk, Jeypore

Photographer: Lawrie and Company, G.W.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 752/15(7)

Item number: 752157

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a crossroads at Jaipur in Rajasthan, taken by G.W. Lawrie & Company in the 1890s. Jaipur was founded in 1727 as an entirely new and prestigious state capital by Maharaja Jai Singh (ruled 1699-1743) of the Kachwaha Rajputs. It was built on the site of a royal hunting lodge and garden on a plain five miles south of Amber, the previous state capital. Jaipur is unusual among Rajput cities as its streets are laid out on a geometric grid plan. This is a view of the Manick Chowk or crossroads, with a line of bullock carts in the foreground and the hills in the distance. The photograph is taken from an album containing views of various sites in India.

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