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UNESCO  MISSION TO THE EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE DISTRICT IN GUJARAT, INDIA,  FOR THE CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL PROPERTIESMARCH 1-15, 2001


PALACES OF WANKANER


all photographs (except as marked) by Randolph Langenbach / UNESCO, 2001

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Dr. Digvijay Sinh, the Maharaja of Wankaner

 

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WANKANER:  The Darbargah

The ancient Darbargarh is intact, but cracked, with one smaller wing collapsed.


 

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WANKANER:  Ranjitvilas Palace

The top of the tower of the palace collapsed into the tower shaft destroying the clock and also penetrating the roof of the palace.  The pavilions on the roof and the other smaller towers were also heavily damaged.  The Palace remains occupied by Dr Sinh and his family.

 

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