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The Gate, Gwalior Fort.

The Gate, Gwalior Fort.

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Photo 27/(69)

Item number: 2769

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a Gate in Gwalior fort, Madhya Pradesh, from the Album Miscellaneous views in India, taken by Deen Dayal, c.1882. Since the eighth century Gwalior has had a succession of rulers including the Rajputs, Mughals, Marathas. The city rose to prominence during the period of Tomar Rajput rule between 1398 and 1518, particularly during the reign of Raja Man Singh (r.1486-1517). The fort stands on a long, narrow, sheer-sided hill almost 100 m high. A long ramp on the eastern side leads up through six gates to the main entrance of the fort and the summit of the hill. Within the fort there are several palaces, temples and many water tanks.

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