Monday, 7 May 2012

Afghan Church

Afghan Church:

The Church of St John the Evangelist, better known as the Afghan Church is located at the Navy Nagar, in Colaba.

It not only commemorates British Soldiers as well as Indian Soldiers such as the Bombay Army, the Madras Army, and Ranjit Singh's army from Lahore. Records also mention that only one person, one Surgeon William Brydon - a medical officer - out of 16,000 men, returned safely to Jalalabad to tell the tale of a war in which the British suffered their heaviest defeat yet.

The architecture is built of limestone and basalt.

This picture is not of the current era, but it astonishes me how Mumbai encompasses EVERYTHING.
I would definitely wonder how Mumbai, the financial capital of India manages to store in her, a heritage site like Afghan Church which dates back to the 1880s and 1890s.

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