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Moti Talab.

Moti Talab.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 430/41(104)

Item number: 43041104

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the Moti Talab, Mysore taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'."Moti Talab, or lake of pearls, near the French Rocks, is formed by the embankmant carried across a gap between two hills which stems the water of the Yadava River. The bund is 78 cubits high, 150 long, and 250 broad at the base, and is said to have been built by Ramanujacharya, the Srivaishnava reformer of the 12th century. The tank was breached by Tipu Sultan in 1798 to prevent its being of use to the enemy, but was restored by the British and is maintained in good order." This note comes from the album. 'Souvenir of Mysore'.

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