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Mar 12, 2016

View of Shipping Vessels and Ghats on the River Hooghly, Calcutta (Kolkata) 1885

View of Shipping Vessels and Ghats on the River Hooghly, Calcutta (Kolkata) 1885

Photographer: Johnston and Hoffmann
View looking down onto shipping on the river Hooghly, from a building near the Howrah Bridge, to the north of Chandpaul Ghat, the earliest main landing stage in Calcutta. At the extreme left is the large neo-classical structure of Chotulal's Ghat, and a little further north is Mullick's Ghat with the cast-iron structure. Ghat is the term used in India for a stepped embankment leading down to a river.
Source: British Library