Photograph of the Augustinian Convent at Bassein,
Thana District of Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens for the
Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Western India 1897-98.
Bassein, situated 45 km north of Bombay, is an old fortified
Portuguese city which prospered from 1534 to 1739. During this
period the town was inhabited by Portuguese nobles who built many
churches, convents and houses. …