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The Falls of Gairsoppa

The Falls of Gairsoppa

Artist: Simpson, William (1823-1899)

Medium: Chromolithograph

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: X108(47)

Item number: Plate 47

Genre: Print

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 47 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. This view shows the four main cataracts (also called the Jog Falls) where the river Sharavati plunges into a chasm at Gersoppa in the state of Karnataka. They were known at the time as The Great Fall, The Roarer, The Rocket and The Dame Blanche, and are now known as Raja, Roarer, Rocket and Rani. Raja is the biggest of the cataracts tumbling 250 metres (830 feet).

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