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Beautiful as ever- Nirar Dam in Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India

Beautiful as ever- Nirar Dam in Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India

‘View from the S.E. of a Ruinous Temple buried in the Sand North of the Mavellapooram Rock. Copied by J.S. May. 13th April 1819 from the original by J. Newman 30th July 1816.

‘View from the S.E. of a Ruinous Temple buried in the Sand North of the Mavellapooram Rock. Copied by J.S. May. 13th April 1819 from the original by J. Newman 30th July 1816.

Raja Deen Dayal (1844–1905) was one of India's most celebrated photographers. Dayal became the court photographer to the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mahbub Ali Khan, Asif Jah VI, who awarded him the title Musawir Jung Raja Bahadur. He was eventually appointed as the official photographer to the Viceroy of India. In 1868, Deen Dayal founded his studio — Lala Deen Dayal & Sons — and was subsequently commissioned to photograph temples and palaces of India.

Raja Deen Dayal (1844–1905) was one of India's most celebrated photographers. Dayal became the court photographer to the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mahbub Ali Khan, Asif Jah VI, who awarded him the title Musawir Jung Raja Bahadur. He was eventually appointed as the official photographer to the Viceroy of India. In 1868, Deen Dayal founded his studio — Lala Deen Dayal & Sons — and was subsequently commissioned to photograph temples and palaces of India.

Fort St.George in 1890.Photo: Vintage Vignettes

Fort St.George in 1890.Photo: Vintage Vignettes

hinducosmos:  Great Gopuram (152ft) & entrance to Temple, Madura 1875 Photograph of a gopuram (tower) and entrance of the Minakshi Sundareshvara temple in Madurai, taken by Nicolas & Company in the 1870s.  (via British Library)

hinducosmos: Great Gopuram (152ft) & entrance to Temple, Madura 1875 Photograph of a gopuram (tower) and entrance of the Minakshi Sundareshvara temple in Madurai, taken by Nicolas & Company in the 1870s. (via British Library)

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