Borah Bazar Street Bombay British Era, 1895 Photo

old 1895 photo of Borah Bazar Street in British-era Bombay, now Mumbai.  During the British era, this was a native quarter just as was the case with Bhuleshwar, Bhendi Bazar, etc. The street looks thinly populated in this 1895 photo, in comparison to today it is jam-packed. There were bazars on the ground floor and residences above them, see image.

Where mostly the trading communities lived, including the Parsis and Bohras as early as 1700. Borah Bazar Street is located in the Fort area of Mumbai. Encompassed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly Victoria Terminus in the north. Mumbai Harbour in the east, Flora Fountain and Horniman Circle in the south, and Cross Maidan in the west. Borah Bazar lay outside the East India Company’s factory and castle.  Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – the Borah Bazar Street area like many other places in Mumbai is developed from reclaimed land.  

From the collection – Rural Life In India Watercolour Painting By N. Mukherjee., Chowringhee Road Calcutta, Old PC 1910., The Residency Lucknow British India – Old Print 1850., Map Of Travancore Backwaters & Coast 1866.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.

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10 x 8 inch

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Unidentified Britisher