Anjengo, [ANJU THENGU]on the coast of Malabar--Artist: Forbes, James Medium: Engraving Date: 1813


Anjengo, on the coast of Malabar



Plate thirty-five from the first volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Forbes(1749-1819)was appointed Warehousekeeper of the last English Factory at Anjengo, South Travancore in 1772. While stationed there his chief enjoyment were the excursions he made along the 'fertile plains, the hills clothed by mango, cashers and cassia trees, bounded by the stupendous gauts, towering in rude magnificence'. Forbes found that the 'Portuguese church, the white tombs, a respectable fortress...surrounded by coconut trees, gave Anjengo a pleasing appearance'.