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Big Gun in Deeg fort

Photograph from the Curzon Collection, of a
colossal cannon at Dig fort, Rajasthan, taken by the studio of
Priyalall & Company in c.1900. Dig was established as the
first capital of Bharatpur State by the Jat king Badan Singh (ruled
1722-33), and the fort was built by his son Suraj Mal (ruled
1733-63) in 1730. It was reinforced by twelve bastions, surrounded
by a moat, and further defended by cann…