View of Harbour From Mazgaon Bombay, 1897 Print

An 1897 print of the view of harbour from Mazgaon in Bombay (Mumbai). This print is a page from an 1897 German journal. The Harbour was one of the reasons for Bombay’s exponential growth. Cotton was the dominant export commodity and the chief reason for the growth of both the city and port. It was indeed so the city and its surrounding areas progressed dramatically over the years.

Being a major city in India, with a huge bustling port the construction of newer docks was inevitable. The three oldest were the Prince’s, Victoria, and Indira docks (earlier Alexandra dock). The view is from Mazgaon. Bombay was a group of seven islands before it was united into a single landmass by reclamation. Mazgaon was one of the seven islands. Since the Britishers were based around the Fort area, likewise the Portuguese were based around Mazgaon before Bombay was gifted to Britain.

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Did you know- the original inhabitants before the harbour coming up were the Kolis and Bhandaris. 

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