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The landing ghat at Tezpore. Assam.

The landing ghat at Tezpore. Assam.

Photographer: Mallitte, Oscar Jean Baptiste

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 913/(26)

Item number: 26

Length: 18.1

Width: 22.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View on the banks of the Brahmaputra River at Tezpur in Assam, taken by Oscar Jean Baptiste Mallitte in the 1860s. A steamer and smaller boats are moored on the right, with several piles of goods on the embankment. The Brahmaputra flows along a 700 kilometre long valley in between the Himalayan foothills and the hills and plateau of Meghalaya, ‘the land of the rain clouds’. This is one of the wettest regions on earth due to monsoon winds that come of the Bay of Bengal. The area is one of the most forested parts of India and is also the most important tea growing region of the country.

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