Boats of Bengal is part of a larger project
on the life and work of the Flemish artist Francois Balthazar
Solvyns (1760-1824), whose portrayal of the people and culture
of Bengal is among the richest visual records we have of Indian
in the late eighteenth century. The volume reproduces 36 Solvyns
etchings, together with his descriptive text and Robert Hardgrave's
commentary on each plate.
Published in 2001. ISBN 81-7304-358-2
4753/23 Ansari Road, Daryaganj
New Delhi 110002
The volume is available in the United
States through South Asia Books, P. O. Box 502, Columbia, MO 65205.
Fax: (573) 474-8124. Email:
Robert L. Hardgrave, Jr, is the Temple
Professor of the Humanities in Government and Asian Studies at
the University of Texas at Austin.
Go to: The Solvyns Project homepage