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Title: Dig, Rajasthan
Author(s): Fergusson, James
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mughal Architecture-- Central & Western India;architecture;diagrams--drawings
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: The work of Suraj-Mall, the virtual founder of the Bharatpur dynasty, who commenced it, apparently in 1725, and left it as we now see it when he was slain in battle with Najar Khan in 1763. The pavilion on the north side contains the audience-hall, 76' 8" x 54' 7", divided in the centre by a range of arcades behind which are the principal dwelling apartments, 2 & 3 stories in height. Opposite this is a pavilion occupied principally by fountains. On one side stands a marble hall, attached to an older palace facing the principal pavilion, which was meant to occupy the centre of the garden. It is a paralleogram 152' x 87' each end occupied by a small but very elegant range of apartments, in two storeys
the central hall, 108' x 87', is supported on four rows of columns, and open at both sides
at each end is a marble reservoir for fountains, and a similar one exists externally on each side. The whole is roofed with stone, except the central part, which, after being contracted by a bold cove, is roofed with a flat ceiling of timber exquisitely carved. -- View from the Central Pavilion in the Palace.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2668


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