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The New Guest House [Junagadh]

The New Guest House [Junagadh]

Photographer: Solankee Studio

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 430/38(48)

Item number: 4303848

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection: 'Presented with feelings of friendship and sincere admiration to Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, by H.H. Rasulkhanji, Navab Junagadha. 1900', of the new guest house at Junagadh, Gujarat, taken in c.1900 by the Solankee Studio, Rajkot. The guest house or State Bungalow housed official visitors to the city and was built by the Department of Public Works during the late 19th century. It was also known as the Rasul Manzil or residence, probably in honour of the Nawab Rasul Khanji II (ruled 1882-1911). ‘Bungalow’ is an anglicization of the Hindu work ‘bangla’ and originally referred to a lightly-constructed, single-storey dwelling with a veranda built for colonial officials. By the early 20th century the colonial bungalow might also take the form of an imposing residence. The two-storey building shown in this view is built in an Anglo-Indian architectural style with a porte-cochere at right.

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