*"View from the fort of Pratapgarh," a watercolor by William Carpenter, 1850* (BL)

The Pratapgarh Fort, where Shivaji defeated and killed the Bijapuri general Afzal Khan in 1659

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/indyblue/58942416/
(downloaded Mar. 2007)

The photographer calls this one "the watch tower"

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35788583@N00/116358915/
(downloaded Mar. 2007)

An aerial view

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34778208@N00/355650784/
(downloaded Mar. 2007)

A statue of Shivaji on display at the fort

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasgow_to_india/402116495/
(downloaded Mar. 2007)

The traditional story is that Shivaji used a "tiger claw" to disembowel the Bijapuri general Afzal Khan after they had met to negotiate (Chitrashala Press, Poona, 1920's); *a look at an inconspicuous "tiger claw" (bagh nakh) weapon*; a deadlier but more conspicuous version: *front view*; *back view*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2006

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