In December 1807 Major Charles Ramus Forrest travelled to the Rajmahal Hills, Bihar, via the River Ganges. The East India Company soldier made several tours of the Ganges and also of the Jumna River, publishing an account in 1824 with aquatints after his own drawings. This is plate six from A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India, showing the Moti Jharna waterfall in the Rajmahal Hills. Also known as the Fall of Pearls, Forrest describes the cascade as ‘a sheet of silver’ breaking 'into showers of sparkling spray'.