City of Stars

Views of 19th-century Bombay Presidency

From a poor little island to the first city of India. We go back in time to visit the sleepy port town at the heart of the Bombay Presidency that would transform into the Mumbai of today. We bring you rare photographs, engravings and other precious archival material to piece together a picture of how this city by the sea took its rightful place in the sun at the turn of the 20th century.