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Old Fort of Bassein. Ruins of the interior of St John's Cathedral

Photograph of the ruined interior walls of St.
John's Cathedral in Bassein Fort, Maharashtra, taken by Charles
Scott in the late 1850s. Bassein is situated twenty-eight miles
north of Mumbai and was a Portuguese colony for over two hundred
years. The river which separated it from the mainland was a
convenient route for shipping and made it easier to defend. The
Imperial Gazetteer of India states, …