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Alpine Panjab: Passage of the River Chunab.

Alpine Panjab: Passage of the River Chunab.

Artist: Hardinge, Charles Stewart (1822 - 1894)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: X738/2(3)

Item number: 73823

Length: 37

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 3 from "Recollections of India. Part 2. Kashmir and the Alpine Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This depicts one of the five rivers of the Punjab, the Chenab which rises in the Himalayas and flows through northwest India and Pakistan. In ancient literature the river was known as Asikni, meaning black in colour in reference to its dark waters. The bridge pictured comprised a thick cable from which was suspended a seat drawn backwards and forwards by a rope. The snowy peak of the Pir Panjal is in the background.

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