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Bassein, Thana District. Entrance to the citadel of the Fort

Bassein, Thana District. Entrance to the citadel of the Fort

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1898

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/5(1562)

Item number: 1562

Length: 15.2

Width: 11.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the entrance gateway to the Citadel of Bassein, Thana District of Maharashtra, 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 after the Portuguese took the city from Sultan Bahadur (r.1526-37) of Gujarat. During this period the citadel was inhabited by Portuguese nobles who built many churches, convents and houses.

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