The ‘RUINS OF THE RAJ’ – ross island (sign )

The following pictures were taken in ROSS ISLAND , ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS , INDIA .

Ross island was discovered by the British , in 1858 , when they came here in search of landmass to deport their prisoners and convicts from mainland India. The original inhabitants of this island , Andamanese aborgines , fought with the British ,in what was called the Battle of Aberdeen..



The island was the administrative capital of Andamans , from 1858 to 1941 , when it was captured by the Japanese. Ross island was a residential cum official complex , which was self contained . So it has the OFFICERS MESS ,OFFICERS QUARTERS etc , the ruins of which remain till today…Standing there ,takes us back to the British era…or the days of the ‘Raj’ in India…

When we visit the island today , it reminds us of its glorious past .The building ruins are now covered with the roots of the trees that are gradually consuming it………


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