New Books
 5 Aug 2013 New Books
New Book:
Sultans of the South: Arts of India's Deccan Courts, 1323-1687
By Navina Najat Haidar and Marika Sardar
Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art - 2011

Between the 14th and the 17th century, the Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a series of important and highly cult... Read More
 1 Aug 2013 New Books
View of Maula Ali near Hyderabad - 1799

This is plate 3 from 'Hindoostan Scenery consisting of Twelve Select Views in India' by Francis Jukes (1746-1812) and Thomas Anburey (1759-1840) of the Corps of Engineers in Bengal.

Anburey served with the Bengal Army as a surveyor in 1792 and 1793, t... Read More
 11 Jul 2013 New Books
New Book:
CHITTAGONG: SUMMER OF 1930
Manoshi Bhattacharya
Published by HarperCollins - 12 October 2012

Summary:
The book takes a leaf out of the Independence movement to capture an important moment from the history of India. Strangely enough that particular event seems to have been forgotten ev... Read More
 11 Jul 2013 New Books
Book Review:
CHITTAGONG: SUMMER OF 1930
By Manoshi Bhattacharya


A TALE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES
By Shams Afif Siddiqi
The Telegraph - 2012

The book takes a leaf out of the Independence movement to capture an important moment from the history of India. Strangely enough that particular event seems t... Read More
 9 Jul 2013 New Books
New Book:
A Kite's Eye View: India: Between Earth And Sky
By Nicolas Chorier
Foreword By: Zubin Mehta
Published by Roli Books Pvt. Ltd. - 2007

Book Review:

Eye in the sky over India: Camera on a kite snaps fabulous photographs of the sub-continent.
Daily Mail

Taken from skies high above India ... Read More
 17 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
Oriental Scenery: Two hundred years of India's artistic and architectural heritage
Modern photographs by Antonio Martinelli and Text by George Michell
Aquatints by Thomas & William Daniell
Published by Swan-Hill Press - 1998

Review in Hindustan Times New Delhi, April 02, 2011:

The 18... Read More
 15 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Artificial Empire: The Indian Landscapes of William Hodges
By G. H. R. Tillotson
Published by Routledge - 2000

The role of the visual arts in the assertion of European colonial power has been the subject of much recent investigation and redefinition. This book takes as a groun... Read More
 13 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
Visions of Courtly India: The Archer collection of Pahari miniatures
By W. G. Archer
Published by The Foundation - 1976

A splendid collection of eighty miniature paintings from fourteen Indian schools, assembled over many years by W. G. and Mildred Archer.

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 13 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
Early Views of India: Picturesque Journeys of Thomas and William Daniell, 1786-94
By Mildred Archer
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd. - 1980

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Obituary:
Mildred Archer
Art historian at the India Office
By Deborah Swallow
The Independent - 2005

In ... Read More
 11 Jun 2013 New Books
A must-have classic:
The Art of India
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by Harry N Abrams - 1993

Originally published in 1977, this welcome reissue offers an impressive introduction to a vast and complex field encompassing the otherworldly mystery of the Taj Mahal, the glorious mural paintings... Read More
 10 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
Daniells’ India | Always twilight
Scenes from 18th century India seen through the eyes of two English traveller-painters
By Somak Ghoshal
Mint, 8 June 2013

Like hundreds of their countrymen, when Thomas and William Daniell, uncle and nephew, landed in Calcutta in 1786 from the far sh... Read More
 7 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
Photos of the Gods': The Printed Image and Political Struggle in India
By Christopher Pinney
Published by Reaktion Books - 2004

Mass-produced images have long been produced and used in India by religious and nationalist movements – the emergence of Indian-run chromolithograph pr... Read More
 2 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
When Did The Mahabharata War Happen?
By Nilesh Nilkanth Oak
Published by Danphe Inc. - 2011

Book Summary:

In a drastic re-evaluation of astronomy observations from Mahabharata, using high-tech tool of modern astronomy and low-tech tool of the logic of scientific discovery, Nilesh Oak... Read More
 30 May 2013 New Books
New Book:
Myth of Aryan Invasion in India
By David Frawley

The Aryan invasion theory denies the Indian origin of predominant culture, but gives the credit for Indian culture to invaders from elsewhere. It even teaches that some of the most revered books of hindu scripture are not actually In... Read More
 24 May 2013 New Books
New Book:
Vimana aircraft of ancient India & Atlantis
By David Hatcher Childress
Published by Adventures Unlimited Press, 1991

Did the ancients have the power of flight? A reading of ancient Indian texts, Ramayana and Mahabharata are used to prove that aircraft were in use more than four thousan... Read More
 9 May 2013 New Books
New Book:
Under The Banyan Tree And Other Stories
By R. K. Narayan
Published by Indian Thought Publishers -2007

Book Summary:
A delightful collection from India's foremost storyteller, Under the Banyan Tree adds twenty-eight tales of the rich and colorful heritage of R K Narayan's fictiona... Read More
 5 May 2013 New Books
Digital Book:
The Organization of Education in Mughal India
By Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi
Published by Indian History Congress, Delhi - 2008

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Image:
Painting; gouache on mica, A Muslim school; the teacher smoking a... Read More
 17 Apr 2013 New Books
New Book:
Ragamala: Paintings from India
By Anna L. Dallapiccola, Catherine Glynn, Robert Skelton
Published by Philip Wilson Publishers - 2011

Ragamala is a unique form of Indian miniature painting developed by combining a variety of sources including musical codes and accompanying poetry to ind... Read More
 2 Apr 2013 New Books
New Book:
Wonder of the age
By John Guy and Jorrit Britschgi
Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art - 2011

This vividly illustrated publication features 110 works by many of the most eminent painters in the history of Indian art. These remarkable paintings, dating from 1100 to 1900, were ... Read More
 1 Apr 2013 New Books
New Book:
Document Raj: Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India
By Bhavani Raman
Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago - 2012

Historians of British colonial rule in India have noted both the place of military might and the imposition of new cultural categories in the ... Read More