View of the River Karnaphuli, Rangamati (Bengal)
Artist: Blagrave, Jane (fl. 1809-1840)
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
Pen-and-ink drawing of the River Karnaphuli, Rangamati in West Bengal by Jane Blagrave (fl. 1809-1840), dated 1837. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'J.M.A. Blagrave. 1837. View at Rungamati up the Kurmfooli.'
The Karnaphuli is the main river of the Chittagong region in modern-day Bangladesh. It has its source in the Lushai Hills of Mizoram state in India, and follows a generally south-westerly course 170 miles (270 km) through the south-eastern part of Bangladesh before it flows into the Bay of Bengal, 12 miles (19 km) south of the port city of Chittagong. The river is navigable by steamers as far up as Rangamati and is largely used for floating cotton and forest produce from the Hill Tracts to Chittagong.