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The Prag Mahal in Bhuj, the former home of the local ruler in the nineteenth century, designed by Colonel Wilkins of the Royal Engineers, in a fusion of Gothic and neo-classical styles. Now functioning as a museum and handed down though the same family, the Palace, partly destroyed by the 2001 earthquake, is marketed as the main tourist attraction in the city and lies neglected and forlorn under siege by pigeons and other creatures. The images show the Palace’s present state of decay, with the once treasured hunting prize rotting on the wall, and the broken chan-deliers collapsing on their rosette chains. While revealing an impressive wealth of detail and surprises, the images aim to raise questions surrounding the relationship between the spectator, the museum, the artwork, as well as the notions of preservation and exhibition.

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