Dec 23, 2008

Bombay University before Backbay Reclamation


This picture of Rajabai Tower under construction was taken during 1869. It is interesting to note that there is no Oval Maidan in front of the University. That is because the Backbay Reclamation project was not put in place at that time. Much of the today's Nariman Point and Cuffe Parade area was part of the Arabian Sea.