India and its Royalty

Ordered by

Post Date
Artefacts
Article/Essay
Event
Link
New Books
Rare BOOKS
Rare Manuscripts
Rare Maps
Rare Paintings
Rare Photographs
Sculpture
Video
 16 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
End of an era…

Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the titular head of the Travancore royal family passes away.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the titular head of the Travancore royal family passed away due to age-related complications at 2.20 am on Monday. He was 9... Read More
 7 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Supplement to Who's Who in India - Containing lives and photographs of the recipients of honours on 12th December 1911, together with an illustrated account of the visit of Their Imperial Majesties the King-Emperer and Queen-Empress to India and the Coronation Durbar
Publish... Read More
 23 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Notes on the Famine Tour
By His Highness the Maharaja Gaekwar
Published by Macmillan, London - 1901
Copy inscribed by HH Maharaja

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1cXO87t


Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/17fIUoK Read More
 28 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Sports and Pastimes of Nobility

Amusement with animals: snakes-charmer with goat, monkey and mongoose. Birds and animals, fighting-bulbuls, quails, adavats, rams, black-buck, cocks, elephants and camels.

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 23 (Gentil numbe... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Article/Essay
As unfair as it can get...

A ROYAL’S LAMENT

ML Varchus Vin SS RajeUrs, grandson of the last Mysore king Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar and nephew of scion Srikantadatta Wadiyar, speaks out against what he sees as an ungracious government determined to snatch away Palace Grounds from his family’... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
The Palace, Bangalore - 1890

This photograph of the Palace, Bangalore taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'.General view of the buildings, built in castle form, with a large group seated in carriages in the foreground. Caption... Read More
 24 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
The Zamorin of Calicut, 1604

The Zamorin of Calicut, King of Malabar, standing before the palace of the king. The Dutch had on 8 November 1604 a meeting with the king. Part of the illustrations in the report of the second voyage to the East Indies for the VOC under Steven van der Hagen, 1603-160... Read More
 11 Mar 2013 New Books
New Book:
The City Palace Museum Udaipur - Paintings of Mewar Court Life
By Andrew Topsfield
Published by Mapin Publishing - 2010

Book Description:
Once the ancestral home of the Maharanas of Mewar, the premier Rajput rulers of Rajasthan, this palace is now an impressive showcase of the art, his... Read More
 11 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Enlarged image:
Maharana Amar Singh of Mewar at the Eklingji temple
Udaipur, c. 1705

Amar Singh II attends worship at the temple of Eklingji, a form of Shiva and the ancestral deity of the Mewar rulers.

© University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum Read More
 11 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Maharana Amar Singh of Mewar at the Eklingji temple
Udaipur, c. 1705

Amar Singh II attends worship at the temple of Eklingji, a form of Shiva and the ancestral deity of the Mewar rulers.

© University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum Read More
 9 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Reviving past glory
By Sudha Menon
Hindu Business Line

What do fashion designer Rohit Bal, film-maker and designer Muzaffar Ali and ethnic Indian designer-wear stylist Ritu Kumar have in common with the scion of the erstwhile Indore royal family, Shivajirao `Richard' Holkar? All of... Read More
 8 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
The Intrepid Queen - Rani Abbakka Devi of Ullal
By Dr. Neria H. Hebbar

Little is written about the valiant Queen of Ullal in the history books. In her infallible bravery and indefatigability she is in par with legendary Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and Rani Chennamma of Kittur, who fought the ... Read More
 7 Mar 2013 Video
A FILM ON AHILYABAI HOLKAR
By Suhel Johar

Watch this movie on You Tube:

Part 1:

http://bit.ly/YeaNlY

As a student of architecture, Nachiket Patwardhan was fascinated by the life of the 18th century warrior queen Ahilyabai Holkar, who built numerous wells, riverfront, stairways, hig... Read More
 7 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar

It was the speciality of Holkar family that they did not use public funds to meet their personal and family expenses. They had their personal funds accruing from their private properties. Devi Ahilya inherited a personal fund which at that time was estimated to be around s... Read More
 7 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Ahilyabai Holkar: A magnificent ruler, saintly administrator
By Eleanor Zelliott
Manushi (May-June 2001)

India has had many female rulers, warrior women and poet queens, but Ahilyabai Holkar commands more affection and respect for her accomplishments during her 30-year-long reign than any o... Read More
 6 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Subhedra thorale Malhrarva Holkara (Malhar Rao Holkar I - Subehdar of Indore, 1693-1766)
By Muralidhar Malhar Atre
Published by Navin Kitabkhana, Pune - 1893
In Marathi

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/Zm0bUc


Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/YLN0K5 Read More
 6 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Malhar Rao Holkar. Coloured lithograph.

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 6 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting showing Jaswant Rao (Holkar) and Mihak Singh sitting with Jodh Singh, Lal Singh and Sahib Singh; representatives of the Phulkian rulers.

ca.1850, Sikh Style

© Trustees of the British Museum Read More
 6 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting of Jaswant Rao (Holkar) in the centre, Ranjit Singh dressed in red to the left and Mir Khan smoking a pipe on the right, seated on a mat with attendants. The scene depicts one of the meetings which took place at the end of 1805, when Jaswant Rao Holkar, defeated at the battles of Fatehga... Read More
 5 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ahalya Baee: A Poem
By Mrs. Joanna Baillie
Published by Spottiswoode and Shaw, London - 1849


Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/14ptlDh

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/ZdM69S



Image:
Ahilyabai Holkar with two female attendants holding a diplomatic meeting between a noble... Read More