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 16 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Nawabs and their love to see self on canvas
By Shailvee Sharda
TNN | Nov 2, 2014

LUCKNOW: Narcissism omnipresent now in the form of 'selfies'—pictures people click of themselves—was manifest in the form of portraits the high and mighty got painted of themselves for posterity. Nawabs... Read More
 12 Aug 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Gulab Singh (1792 - 1858) - Founder of Kashmir
By K.M.Panikkar
Published by Martin Hopkinson, London - 1930

Read Book Online:

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Image:
A portrait of Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu and Kashmir with his two sons Ran... Read More
 31 May 2015 Article/Essay
Interview:
What I am inheriting will need to be a force contributing to the state: King of Mysore
By Karuna John
Saddahaq

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar talks about how a UMass Amherst grad became King.

Q: How does it feel going from student to King? Who initiated the formal adoption t... Read More
 29 May 2015 Event
Mysore Coronation:
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar is Mysuru’s new ‘Maharaja’
By R. Krishna Kumar
The Hindu - May 28, 2015

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar becomes Maharaja, 41 years after late Srikantadatta Narsimharaja Wadiyar was crowned.

In a ceremony conjuring up imag... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Processional scene with Amar Singh, ruler of Tanjore and Sarabhoji.

ca. 1797
Thanjavur, India
Varnished gouache on paper

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one depicts Amar Singh, ruler of Tanjore or Thanjavur from 1787 to1798, and Sa... Read More
 9 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Memorial on behalf of the King of Tanjore, presented to Lord North
By Tulajaji, Rajah of Tanjore
Published in London - 1775

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Tulajaji II (1763-1787 A.D.)

Tulajaji was a patron of Marathi lite... Read More
 24 Feb 2015 Rare Photographs
Mysore - 1900
A Group of Royal Ladies and Children, c.1900
Gelatin silver print, blindstamp of A.V. & Son, Curzon Park Square, captioned in ink ("Kempananjammanni")

The Young Prince is HH Jayachamaraja Wadiyar (3rd sitting from Left), HH Maharani Pratap Kumari (2nd from left), HH Regent Maharan... Read More
 24 Feb 2015 Event
Mysore has a new King today!

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar (Kannada: ಯದುವೀರ ಕೃಷ್ಣದತ್ತ ಚಾಮರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರ್) (born 24 March 1992) (Chamaraja Wadiyar XII) is the 27th and present titular Maharaja of Mysore and head of the former ruling Wadiy... Read More
 31 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Maharaja Man Singh of Jodhpur (1804-1843) seated in discussion with a Marwari prince on a palace terrace, both figures dressed in fiery orange jamas and turbans, officers standing to the right, an attendant holding a gauri in the background.

Jodhpur, circa 1840
Gouache and gold on paper, red bor... Read More
 17 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Mirza Muhammad Azam Shah celebrating Holi
Lucknow, circa 1780

Calligraphic panel signed by Hafiz Nurullah verso.

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; the ruler embraces a courtesan in the center of celebrations surrounded by other members of the zenana and female musicians. Each figure is atti... Read More
 8 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

Indian Pictures
Drawn with pen and pencil
By the Rev. W. Urwick
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1881 Read More
 8 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

Indian Pictures
Drawn with pen and pencil
By the Rev. W. Urwick
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1881 Read More
 13 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Durbar of The Rajah of Travancore.
Reception of General Outram and staff.

From the book:
The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East - From the earliest times to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859
By Edward Henry Nolan
Published by James S.Virtue, London -... Read More
 21 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
Obituary:
Sree Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma
Telegraph,UK

Sree Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma was an Indian royal and custodian of a temple whose 'cursed’ vaults are filled with treasure worth tens of billions.

Sree Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma , who has died aged 91, was he... Read More
 17 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Last Queen of Travancore
Written on the blog titled 'INORITE'

The Travancore Royal Family, considered among the oldest royalties of India, is descended from the historic Chera dynasty of South India. That branch of the Cheras that settled in the extreme south of Kerala was called ... Read More
 17 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Benign presence - Remembering Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, regent of Travancore, as a queen and a grandmother.
By Shreekumar Varma
The Hindu

MAHATMA GANDHI wrote in his paper Young India: "My visit to Her Highness was an agreeable surprise for me. Instead of being ushered into the presence ... Read More
 17 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
A portrait of Mahaprabha Thampuratti of Mavelikkara, Raja Ravi Varma's daughter holding her daughter H.H. Sethu Lakshmi Bayi who became the Maharani Regent of Travancore - 1893

Title: There Comes Papa.
By Raja Ravi Varma
Location: Kowdiar Palace, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Raja Ravi Varma was m... Read More
 16 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
Obituary:
Marthanda Varma’s death ends Kerala’s last royal connect
By Manu Pillai
First Post - 16,December 2013

Kerala’s last link with the glamorous era of Maharajahs and princes has been severed. Uthradam Tirunal Marthanda Varma, the head of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore... Read More
 16 Dec 2013
Interview: with Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma

Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, 89, is the seniormost member of Travancore's erstwhile royal family, yet simple and unassuming in his manner. He met A. Srivathsan, Deputy Editor of The Hindu on July 17 at the Pattom Palace in the heart of Th... Read More
 16 Dec 2013 New Books
New Book:
H.H. Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma
Travancore : The Footprints Of Destiny : My Life and Times Under the Grace of Lord Padmanabha
As told to Uma Maheswari
Published by Konark Publishers - 2011

Travancore: the Footprints of Destiny is an unusual work among the chronicles of the amazin... Read More