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 2 Jun 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Kashi the city illustrious, or Benares
By Edwin Greaves
Published by The Indian Press, Allahabad - 1909

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The Ghauts of Benares
By William Hodges (1744–1797)

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 30 May 2016 Rare Paintings
A view of the river bank at Benares, including the Mir Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Jalsain Ghat - 1790

Watercolour showing a view of the river bank at Varanasi (Benares) in Uttar Pradesh, including the Mir Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Jalsain Ghat by an anonymous artist working in the Murshidabad style, c.... Read More
 23 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
View of Mysore - 1823

Water-colour painting of Mysore by Neil Cormack (fl. 1814-1837) dated to either 1823 or between 1831 and 1837, during Cormack's residence in South India. Inscribed on the back in ink is: 'Mysore from the Tank. Neil Cormack.'

Mysore is situated in a valley in Karnataka in s... Read More
 2 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Guide Book of Bangalore - 1963
Published by Parathasarathy and Co., Bangalore - 1963

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 2 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Catalogue of plants in the Botanical Garden, Bangalore, and its vicinity.
Prepared by John Cameron
Superintendent
Printed at The Mysore Government Central Press, Bangalore - 1891

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 2 Feb 2016 Rare Maps
Survey of the boundaries of Purgunna of Bangalore - 1800

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 2 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Gazetteer of Bangalore
Published by Government of India, Bangalore - 1875

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The Residency, Bangalore - 1870
View of the Residency, Bangalore from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of ... Read More
 2 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
In 1880s, people were coaxed to move out of city to Malleswaram, Bangalore

MALLESWARAM: Did you know that Malleswaram got its pin code 560003 because it was the third `extension' created out of the old city? Or that the temple after which it was named contains an outcrop indicating it w... Read More
 7 Jan 2016
Pencil drawing of Parbati Hill near Pune in Maharashtra by George Boyd (1800-1850) dated to between 1821 and 1844. This is one of 95 drawings (90 folios) chiefly of landscapes and monuments in the Deccan, West India and Afghanistan.

A long series of steps and ramps leads to the top of hill on wh... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Water-colour painting of the Palace of the Peshwas and temple of Parvati at Poona (Pune) by Stanley Leighton (1837-1901), 3 January 1868. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Temple of Parvati & ruined Palace of the Peshawurs - Poonah. 3rd. Jan. 1868. S.L.'

Pune is situated near to the Western ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the Peshwa's Palace in Pune (Poona) - 1860, Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. In the centre of the old city of Pune, the imposing walls of the Shaniwarwada palace is all that is left of the royal residence of the Peshwas. The pal... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
The Great Mosque and its gateway at Fathpur Sikri from the south-east - 1814

Watercolour of the Jami Masjid and Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Tughlikabad to Secundra Vol. VIII' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
View of one side of the main street in the Indian city of Patna - 1814

Watercolour of street scene in Patna from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Patna to Benares Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-Genera... Read More
 28 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
History of Gingee and its Rulers
By C. S. Srinivasachari
Published by The Annamalai Univesity, Madras - 1943

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Photograph of the Kalyana Mahal at Gingee in Tamil Nadu from the 'Archaeol... Read More
 25 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Madura - Gazetteer
By W. Francis
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1906
Gazetteer

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1719 Carte Nouvelle des Terres de Cucan, de Canara, de Malabar, de Madura, et d... Read More
 21 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
The vivid paintings that record a Briton's love of Delhi
By William Dalrymple
BBC News - 19 September 2015

A book of illustrations painted in the 1840s captures the Indian capital, Delhi, in all its glory shortly before the 19th Century's biggest anti-colonial revolt - and the British b... Read More
 16 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Lucknow Album : Containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow and its environs together with a large sized plan of the city.
By Darogha Ubbas Alli
Printed by G.H.Rouse, Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta - 1874

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 16 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Lucknow (the capital of Oudh) - An illustrated guide to places of interest, with history and map.
By Herbert Andrews Newell (1869-1934)
Published by H.A.Newell, Bombay - 1916

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 15 Sep 2015 Rare Photographs
Chutter Munzil, Lucknow
Photo by Edward Sache
c.1880's

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 15 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A view at Lucknow - 1869

This aquatint was made by Daniell Havell after plate 6 of Henry Salt's 'Twenty Four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt'. Lucknow, now the capital of Uttar Pradesh, was formerly the capital of the province of Oudh (Avadh). Situa... Read More