Hanging Punkaha, Calcutta, c1786-90

  টানা পাখা, কলকাতা, c১৭৮৬-৯০ The heat of the Indian summers scared the English. Before the advent of punkhas and American ice in early the 19th century, the English dreaded the oppressive heat and miseries of the hot season. As the description continues in the Putnams monthly of 1857* – In every room of everyContinue reading “Hanging Punkaha, Calcutta, c1786-90”