Bassein, Thana District. Colonnade in the monastery of the Jesuits
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the colonnade in the monastery of the Jesuits, taken by Henry Cousens taken by Henry Cousens for the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Western India 1897-98. Bassein, situated 45 km north of Bombay, is an old fortified Portuguese city which prospered from 1534 to 1739. During this period the town was inhabited by Portuguese nobles who built many churches, convents and houses.