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The Strand Road at Gowhatty [sic Gauhati] from West. Assam.

The Strand Road at Gowhatty [sic Gauhati] from West. Assam.

Photographer: Mallitte, Oscar Jean Baptiste

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 913/(23)

Item number: 23

Length: 18.1

Width: 24.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View looking down a tree-lined road in Guwahati taken by Oscar Jean Baptiste Mallitte in the 1860s. Guwahati, once known as Pragjyotishpura (the Eastern City of Light), is capital of the state of Assam and is at the centre of the most important tea growing area of India. The town is situated on the edge of the Shillong Plateau at the point where it reaches the River Brahmaputra and is the gateway to the whole north eastern part of India.

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