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 29 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Rani Padmini Palace, Chittorgarh

..."One such famous story is that of the Rani Padmini, who burned herself alive along with the other ladies of the court in order to protect their honour from the invading Sultan Alauddin Khilji. In 1303, Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi decided to attack Chittor... Read More
 10 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Nandi, The Great Bull at Tanjore - 1798

Plate 22 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'. The Brihadishvara Temple at Thanjavur is the greatest temple of the Chola period. It was patronised by Rajaraja I around AD 1000-10. The pavilion represented in the print was ... Read More
 24 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
There is much to learn about Bangalore
By Thejaswi Udupa

Bangalore is a city older than Bombay or Madras. Give it the love and attention it deserves, especially if you think of it as your city.

Learn Kannada. Some of the best works about Bangalore are available in that language. In the early 1... Read More
 14 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
View of the hill fort, Trichinopoly - 1805
By William Orme

Watercolour

William Orme, who was active from about 1795 to 1819, was born in Manchester and was almost certainly the younger brother of Daniel Orme (also born in Manchester), and older brother of Edward Orme. An early watercolour by hi... Read More
 14 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
'View of part of St. Thorne Street, Fort St. George' - 1805
By William Orme

Watercolour

William Orme, who was active from about 1795 to 1819, was born in Manchester and was almost certainly the younger brother of Daniel Orme (also born in Manchester), and older brother of Edward Orme. An early ... Read More
 28 Nov 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
British beginnings in western India : 1579-1657
An account of the early days of the British factory of Surat
By Hugh George Rawlinson
Published by Clarendon Press at Oxford - 1920

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 19 Nov 2016 Rare Photographs
Bank of Bengal at Calcutta - 1870

Lithograph of the Bank of Bengal at Calcutta by Vincent Robert Alfred Brooks (1814-85) one of 'Eight views of Calcutta' published in London c.1870. Originally known as the Bank of Calcutta, the bank received its Royal Charter in 1809 and became the Bank of Benga... Read More
 22 Oct 2016 Rare Photographs
Rattan Chand's Temple, Lahore - 1880

Photograph of the temple of Rattan Chand at Lahore, Pakistan, taken by George Craddock in the 1880s, part of the Bellew Collection of Architectural Views. Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, is considered the cultural centre of Pakistan. Islam came here a... Read More
 10 Oct 2016 Rare Books
Digital Rare Book:
Trichinopoly Gazetteer
By F.R. Hemingway
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1907

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Volume 1
Publisher Madras : Superintendent, Govt. Press

Image:
The Rock and Temple of T... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
The Market Place of Trichinopoly showing officers of the Madras Light Infantry, 1800.

Oil on canvas by Philip Le Couteur (1777-1807), 1800.

Trichinopoly (Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu) is situated on the bank of the River Cauvery (Kaveri) about 56 miles (90km) from the sea, south-west of Madras... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
South View of Bangalore - 1792

Ink wash drawing made of a south view of Bangalore with the fortress in the distance by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. It is part of a series of 22 loose drawings together with a map and three plans completed by Home when he accompanied the British army under Cor... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
North view of Bangalore from the pettah, shewing the curtain and bastions that were breached - 1792

Etching with line-engraving of a north view of Bangalore from the Pettah by Burnet Reading after sketches Robert Home (1752-1834) had made when he had accompanied the troops in Lord Cornwallis's c... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
East View of Bangalore with the Cypress Garden (Lal Bagh) - 1792

Wash drawing showing Bangalore with the Cypress Garden by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. This is one of a series of 22 loose drawings together with a map and three plans completed by Home when he accompanied the British army unde... Read More
 6 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
View of Bombay, from Malabar Hills, with the Island of Caranjah and part of the Indian Continent in the distance - 1813

Plate twenty-two from the first volume of James Forbes'"Oriental Memoirs". Forbes(1749-1819)had arrived in Bombay in 1766 and spent eighteen years of his working-life in this r... Read More
 17 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
Painting of Benares on the banks of the Ganges, by William Carpenter, watercolour on paper, India, 1856.

This is a view of the ‘ghats’ or bathing places below Aurangzeb's mosque at the city of Benares (now Varanasi) as seen from the River Ganges, with pilgrims bathing and praying.

William C... Read More
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
Lucknow - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 19 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. Lucknow, situated on the river Gumti in Uttar Pradesh, was ruled by the Nawabs of Oudh (Avadh). Lord Dalhousie's annexation of Avadh in 1856 and the exile of the last Nawab, Wajid Ali Sh... Read More
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
The Chitpore Road, Calcutta - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 3 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. This is a a Bazaar or line of native shops along the Chitpore Road in Calcutta, leading northwards to Cossipore, Dum Dum and Barrackpore. Many different nationalities ... Read More
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
A street in Bombay - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 4 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The artist depicts the teeming street of the bustling city of Bombay (Mumbai), a hub of India trade. A distinct feature of the architecture was the elaborate red-and-green colo... Read More
 2 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Evening in Benares, India

By William Rothenstein (1872–1945)

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 2 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Bathing at Benares
By Anthony John Plowden Eyton (b.1923)

Credit: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Read More