This photograph, by Samuel Bourne (c.1834 – 1912), is of a street in Thanjavur (formerly Tanjore) from the late 19th century.
Since ancient times, Thanjavur, located on the Kaveri Delta, has seen several historical dynasties and rulers from the Cholas, Vijayanagara rulers, Nayakas, Marathas and the British. The name is derived from Tamil, where tanjam, which means “refuge,” and ur, means “fertile land.”
To read more about Thanjavur, click here.
TitleStreet View, Tanjore
Periodlate 19th century
DimensionsH: 19.2 cm x W: 31.5 cm