Fultha Ghaut Ferry
Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick
Medium: Photographic print
A hand-coloured print of a ferry on Fulta Ghat, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. This is a riverside scene at the ferry at Fulta Ghat (landing-stage), south of Calcutta. Fultha was the place where escapees from the 1757 Siege of Calcutta, managed to hide from the forces of the Nawab of Bengal (Siraj ud-Daula). They were rescued by Robert Clive after they had spent the rainy season hidden in boats on the river.