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 9 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
History and Doctrines of the Ajivikas, a Vanished Indian Religion
By Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publications - 1951

The book presents the history and the Doctrines of the Ajivikas who formed a third heretical sect besides the sect of Gautama Budd... Read More
 9 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The AJIVIKAS
By Beni Madhab Barua
Published by The University of Calcutta - 1920

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Ajivika, an ascetic sect that emerged in India about the same time as Buddhism and Jainism and that lasted unti... Read More
 17 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
Miniature. “A Group of Recruits to Skinner’s Horse regiment”
India, Delhi; 1815-1816

The leaf comes from one of the famous Fraser albums, with miniatures commissioned by the two Scottish brothers William and James Fraser. The motif shows some of the Indian recruits for the Second Regiment ... Read More
 17 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
Two miniatures. “Kala with Saber Drawn” and “Kala in Uniform”
India, Delhi; 1815-1816

Two groups of Company paintings in particular have become famous: the c. 300 botanical and zoological studies that were commissioned by Lady Mary Impey in around 1780, and the c. 100 paintings of native... Read More
 3 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Life and Labour of the People of India
By Abdullah Yusuf-Ali
Published by John Murray, London - 1907

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 8 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Life in ancient India in the age of the mantras
By P.T.Srinivasa Iyengar
Published by Srinivasa Varadachari & Co., Madras - 1912

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Sri Yantra
'Yantra' or metal plaque covered with 'mantra... Read More
 6 Jun 2014 Rare Photographs
An Armenian Jewess, Calcutta - 1870

Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of a young lady wearing an exotic mixture of eastern and European clothes. The inscripiton indicates that she comes from a Jewish merchant community which felt happier in the business environment of the day in adopting a Ch... Read More
 6 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Armenians in India
From the earliest times to the present day
By Mesrovb Jacob Seth
Published by the Author, Calcutta - 1937

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Armenian Jew and child, Calcutta - 1870

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 1 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Three religious mendicant couples, from a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and processions, Tanjore, ca. 1830

Painting; gouache and watercolour.

Painting, watercolour and gouache on paper from a folio of thirty Company paintings, depicting th... Read More
 1 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Four male ascetics, From a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and procession scenes, Tanjore, ca. 1830

Painting; gouache and watercolour.

Four male ascetics:
1. A Bhairagi (Vaishnavite devotee), in a loin cloth, carrying a lota and a rosary. ... Read More
 4 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ethnographic Notes in Southern India
By Edgar Thurston
Printed by the Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1906

Book Extract:

The following story is current concerning the sacred vultures of Tirukazhukunram. The Ashtavasus, or eight gods who guard the eight points of th... Read More
 4 May 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
Vultures continue to give a miss to a temple in Tamil Nadu
Deccan Herald, May 03, 2014

Some 14 years ago, newspapers published a report stating sick vultures were being taken by an Indian Airlines flight from Jaipur to Mumbai for finding out the reason, why most of the vultures in India... Read More
 9 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Adventures of the Panjab hero Raja Rasalu, and other folk-tales of the Panjab
Collected and compiled from original sources by Rev.Charles Swynnerton
Published by W. Newman & Co., Ltd., Calcutta - 1884

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 9 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Romantic tales from the Panjab with Indian nights' entertainment
By Charles Swynnerton
Published by Archibald Constable, London - 1908

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Heer and Ranjha
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1960 lower right, framed,83.6 x 151.5cm (32 ... Read More
 5 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Nights' Entertainment or, Folk-tales from the Upper Indus
By Rev.Charles Swynnerton
Published by Elliot Stock, London - 1892

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 5 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Santal Folk Tales
By A.Campbell
Printed at Santal Mission Press, Pokhuria - 1891

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Pata, scroll. Two registers; blue elephant; women figures. Frayed edges and repairs. Painted in water-colour on paper.
Santal
1920-1930 (circa)

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 3 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Folk-tales: Being side-lights on village life in Bilaspore, Central Provinces
By E.M.Gordon
Published by Elliot Stock, London - 1909

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 3 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Folk-tales of Kashmir
By Rev. J. Hinton Knowles
Published by Trubner & Co., London -1888

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 3 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Folk-tales of the Khasis
By K.U.Rafy
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1920

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 3 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Folk-tales of Bengal
By Rev. Lal Bihari Day
Illustrated by Warwick Goble
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1912

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