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 22 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Malabar and its folk
By T. K. Gopal Panikkar
With an introduction by the Rev. F. W. Kellet.
Published by G.A. Natesan & Co., Madras - 1900


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 22 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Page from an album of sketches of costumes of South India (opaque watercolour with letterpress). Company School, on European paper watermarked Moreley & Saunders 1842 depicting Rayesr or ROWS. The man wears an elaborately draped dhoti, with a fan of pleats at the front. A shawl covers his chest o... Read More
 22 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Page from an album of sketches of costumes of South India (opaque watercolour with letterpress). Company School, on European paper watermarked Moreley & Saunders 1842 depicting NASSAURENES (SYRIAN CHRISTIANS). Man and wife are dressed in plain white clothes, offset by a thin red line at the edge.... Read More
 22 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Page from an album of sketches of costumes of South India (opaque watercolour with letterpress). Company School, on European paper watermarked Moreley & Saunders 1842 depicting JONAGUERS (JONAGAN). The bearded man wears a lungi tied at the waist by a sash. He is bare-chested and on his shaved hea... Read More
 22 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Page from an album of sketches of costumes of South India (opaque watercolour with letterpress). Company School, on European paper watermarked Moreley & Saunders 1842 depicting BRAHMINS. The man, with his hair gathered in kudumi at the back of his head, wears a dhoti and an angavastra. Across his... Read More
 22 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
An Account of the Religion, Manners, and Learning of the People of Malabar
By Thomas J. Phillips
Translated from the High-Dutch
Published by W. Mears, London - 1717


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 21 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Gospel in South India or, The religious life, experience, and character of the Hindu Christians
By Rev. Samuel Mateer
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1880

Rev. Samuel Mateer was the first missionary who endeavored for the growth of an indigenous Church... Read More
 21 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Native Life in Travancore
By Rev. Samuel Mateer
Published by W.H. Allen & Co., London - 1883


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 15 Dec 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Art of Play Board and Card Games of India
By Andrew Topsfield
Publisher: Marg Publications

It is not commonly known that several of the world's most popular board games were conceived in the Indian subcontinent, including Ludo (chaupar or pachisi), Snakes and Ladders, and not least... Read More
 14 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Games including chaupar, chess, cards and tric-trac.

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774.

Games, including chaupar, chess, cards, tric-trac, games with cowries, archery, dagger and sword play, exercises with Indian clubs, wrestling and athletics.

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 14 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
A game of Pachisi, India, 1855
Painting by a British artist William Carpenter

William Carpenter was the eldest son of the distinguished portrait painter Margaret Sarah Carpenter and of William Hookham Carpenter, who became Keeper of the Prints and Drawings Department at the British Museum. In... Read More
 13 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Rajput men playing the game of Puchesee; a photo by Eugene Clutterbuck Impey, early 1860's.

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 13 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Group of Marwaree men playing Pachisi, a photo perhaps by Taurines, c.1880's

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 13 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Two Indian ladies wearing traditional muslim dress are seated on a yellow floor playing the traditional Indian board game Pachisi. Lucknow, ca.1815.

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions:
'women playing at pacheesee'

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 19 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
A party of horse merchants from Cabool and Persia.

Gouache painting on paper of a group of horse merchants from Kabul and Persia. Twelve men are shown seated on a carpet and one man is shown standing. The standing figure to the left of the page holds a sword at his waist. Below this figure, se... Read More
 19 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of Persian Language and Literature at the Mughal Court (Babur to Akbar)
By Muhammad Abdul Ghani
Published by The Indian Press Ltd., Allahabad - 1929


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 10 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
By David Eugene Smith and Louis Charles Karpinski
Published by Ginn and Company, London - 1911

EARLY IDEAS OF THEIR ORIGIN

It has long been recognized that the common numerals used in daily life are of comparatively recent origin. The number of sys... Read More
 3 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Rites of the Twice-born
By Mrs. Sinclair Stevenson
Published by Humphrey Milford, London - 1920


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 2 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hindu Feasts, Fasts and Ceremonies
By S.M. Natesa Sastri
With an introduction by Henry K. Beauchamp
Printed at The M.E. Publishing House, Madras - 1903

Book Extract:
On the day of the Dipavali feast every Hindu gets up at about 4 o'clock in the morning and bathes in oil befor... Read More
 2 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Diwali, the Festival of Light - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 50 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The picture is suffused with the yellow glow of lamps in the gathering dusk; a woman is pictured leaning to light a lamp in a little niche at a street corner.

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