Bengalis worshipping in the Ganges, while a wood-cutter is attacked by a tiger; nearby is a Dutch East Indies Co. ship stuck on a sandbar; from 'Wouter Schouten's travels into the East Indies', 2nd ed., Amsterdam, 1708

Source: ebay, Aug. 2010

Snake problems: "Boa Constrictors and Boat Crew," by William Daniell and R. Brandard (London, 1834; Philadelphia, 1836); *a closer view*

Source: http://snuffy.lib.umn.edu/image/srch/bin/Dispatcher?mode=600&id=ama01220
(downloaded Oct. 2005)

"A few years before our visit to Calcutta, the captain of a country ship, while passing the Sunderbunds, sent a boat into one of the creeks to obtain some fresh fruits which are cultivated by the few miserable inhabitants of this inhospitable region.   Having reached the shore, the crew moored the boat under a bank, and left one of their party to take care of her.   During their absence, the Lascar,who remained in charge of the boat, overcome by heat, lay down under the seats and fell asleep.  Whilst he was in this happy state of unconsciousness, anenormous boa-constrictor emerged from the jungle, reached the boat, had already coiled its huge body round the sleeper, and was in the very act of crushing him to death, when his companions fortunately returned at this auspicious moment, and attacking the monster severed a portion of its tail, which so disabled it that it no longer retained the power of doing mischief.  The snake was then easily despatched, and found to measure sixty-two feet and some inches in length."


An ordinary river-bank scene: "Scene near Chillah Tarah Ghaut, Bundelkhund," by Melville and Bradshaw, 1838

Source: ebay, Sept. 2006


Elaborately arranged access to the Godavari, at Nasik, Maharashtra; an engraving by T. C. Dibden (A. R. Fullarton, c.1848); *a very large scan of this engraving*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2007


Another view of the exceptionally elaborate ghats at Nasik; an albumen photo, late 1800's

Source: ebay, Jan. 2008


Seasonal flooding was a hazard, especially in the lower-lying areas of Bengal: a view from the Illustrated London News, 1856): large scans of *the left half* and *the right half*; also: *"Travellers overtaken by the inundation"*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2005


Doing laundry and drawing water: "Hurdwar, a Place of Hindoo Pilgrimage," by Prout and Cook (London Printing and Publishing Co., 1858)

Source: ebay, Sept. 2005



*"Hindoo bathers in the river Jumna surprised by a snake," from the Illustrated London News, 1864*

Source: ebay, Apr. 2010

"The floods in India: ruins of a Mirzapore ghaut," from the Illustrated London News, 1868

Source: ebay, Mar. 2006





Sensible ghat design allowed for storms and monsoon flooding; a postcard showing the riverbank at Banaras, early 1900's

Source: ebay, May 2011

"Boats and Boatmen on the Ganges," a wood engraving, 1878; *a very large scan of this engraving*

Source: ebay, Apr. 2004


"On the Hooghly, Calcutta," an albumen photo by Bourne and Shepherd, c.1880's

Source: ebay, Dec. 2007



*"Fulchi Canal," a photo from the 1890's*

Source: ebay, Mar. 2009


*"After the rains in India -- the Ganges in flood -- rescuing the inhabitants of a submerged village," from the Graphic, 1897*

Source: ebay, Apr. 2007


*Fishermen preparing fish for salting, in Kullarie, Sind, c.1940's*

Source: ebay, Jund 2007


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