How Bombay Once Was

We bring you the unique story of Bombay through 350 years of brilliant visual documentation of its salt pans, rice fields, coconut groves, forest cover and hills, which once dotted the disparate seven islands.

We’ll travel back in time to explore Bombay’s evolution from its humble beginnings into the major metropolis it is today.

Join us as Founder of the India Visual Art Archive, Mrinal Kapadia, takes us through Bombay’s story by looking at maps, lithographs, engravings, photographs, water colours and oil paintings from the India Visual Art Archive Collection.