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The Raja of Mysore's bathing ghat on the Puckshewan River, Shrirangapattana [Seringapatam].

The Raja of Mysore's bathing ghat on the Puckshewan River, Shrirangapattana [Seringapatam].

Photographer: Dixon, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/23(2277a)

Item number: 2277a

Length: 23

Width: 28.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the bathing ghat in Seringapatam, Karnataka from the 'Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series' collection, taken by Henry Dixon in the 1860s. Seringapatam, a small town near Mysore, is an island fortress surrounded by the Kaveri River that was ruled by Haidar Ali (r. 1761-1782) and then by his son Tipu Sultan until his death in 1799. Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan were responsible for turning the small state of Mysore into a major Muslim power. This photograph looks towards a bathing ghat that predates both of these rulers and shows the ghat as well as the associated buildings, with people washing clothes in the river in the foreground.

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