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The Dam, Gugga Talao, Bhownagar [Bhavnagar].

The Dam, Gugga Talao, Bhownagar [Bhavnagar].

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 937/(37)

Item number: 93737

Length: 20.7

Width: 26.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the dam and Gogha Talao (reservoir) near Bhavnagar in Gujarat, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1870, from an album of 40 prints dating from the 1860s. The little port of Gogha is 13 kms from its big neighbour Bhavnagar on the Gulf of Khambat (Cambay). Bhavnagar was founded in 1723 by Bhavsinhji of the clan of Gohil Rajputs who had settled at Gogha and Sihor after moving down from Marwar in Rajasthan in the 12th century. Gogha did not achieve importance losing out to Bhavnagar which, with its better facilities, flourished as a strategically located port and centre for cotton export.

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