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Apr 3, 2016

North Entrance Gateway to the Fort, Bishnupur, Bankura District, Bengal - 1869

North Entrance Gateway to the Fort, Bishnupur, Bankura District, Bengal - 1869
Photographer: Walter Campbell
Bishnupur was the capital of the Malla rulers of Bengal, adherents of the Vaishnavite movement that flourished in the area from the fifteenth century onwards. The city contains a group of brick and stone Hindu temples dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and representing a distintive architectural style that developed in tandem with these religious affiliations. The fort is surrounded by earthen ramparts and, though now completely ruined, is entered through stone gateways of which this is one example.
Source: British Library