Girgaum Cemetery, Bombay.
Medium: Photographic print
A photograph of the cemetry at Girgaum, Bombay from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1855.Girgaum, at the foot of Malabar Hill, takes its name from the Sanskrit words giri (mountain) and grama (village). This was a predominantly rural area until the mid nineteenth Century when the Parel Road was widened making it more accessible and leading to a large increase in population. Today the area retains a few surviving colonial bungalows, as well as numerous examples of modern Indian domestic architecture.