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Tombs of the Gond kings, [Chanda].

Tombs of the Gond kings, [Chanda].

Photographer: Ritter, Molkenteller and Company, R.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 125/3(70)

Item number: 125370

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of theTombs of the Gond kings in Chanda.This print, taken in the 1870s was the work of R. Ritter, Molkenteller and Company and is from the Temple Collection of photographs. A caption accompanying the print reads, 'The tombs of the Gond Kings are in a small enclosure connected with the City walls and close to the eastern (or Achaleswar) gate of Chanda. They are the resting places of a long line of Gond Kings, the former rulers of Chanda, whose dynasty is believed to have commenced with Bhim Balal Sha, in AD 870, and to have terminated with the capture of Nilkant Sha in AD 1751 by Raghoji Bhonsla of Nagpur'.

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