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The Ghaut, Wheeler's Massacre, Cawnpore, NWP.

The Ghaut, Wheeler's Massacre, Cawnpore, NWP.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(58)

Item number: 39458

Genre: Photograph

This photograph was taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. It shows a view of Sati Chaura Ghat on the banks of the river Ganges, the scene of a tragic massacre during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. The site came to be known as ‘Massacre Ghat’. A small hexagonal temple of Shiva survives on the site today. At the top of the track leading to the ghat is a small black plaque inlaid into the wall in 1930 to mark the site.

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