Click here to skip to content

Ghaut near the Hooghly 247420

Ghaut near the Hooghly 247420

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/4(20)

Item number: 247420

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of a ghat on the Hooghly, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. The Hooghly is a distributary of the Holy Ganges and is thus considered very sacred and forms an important part of the religious life of Calcutta. People gather for prayers and ritual ablutions at the neo-classical ghats and at the waterfront temples built by rich religious Hindu families. This is a view of a ghat, or landing-place, in the European classical style, on the banks of the River Hooghly.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: