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 15 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Hasan Reza Khan, Minister to Asaf al-Daula of Oudh - 1784
By Johann Zoffany

Oil on canvas, 127 x 102 cm

Collection: British Library Read More
 13 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Colour lithographic print of Indian Court at The Great Exhibition, London; the central display shown here is that of the Howdah and the stuffed elephant - 1854

This image is one from the Dickinson Brothers publication entitled 'Dickinsons Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851'... Read More
 6 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Maharajah Sree Padmanabhadasa Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma

A PORTRAIT OF THE MAHARAJAH OF TRAVANCORE, SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 1845

Watercolour on paper

37 by 26.4 cm. (14½ by 10 3/8 in.)

Source: www.sothebys.com Read More
 6 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Travancore and the Great Exhibition of London - 1851

"...An ivory state chair in the shape of a throne, reflecting the craftsmanship of the Travancore artisans, was already under construction for the Maharajah’ use and at this juncture it was thought a fit present to be sent for the Great Ex... Read More
 6 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Sir Bala Rama Varma (1857–1924), Maharaja of Travancore
By K. P. Tampy

Date painted: 1895
Oil on canvas, 129.5 x 98 cm

Collection: University of Oxford Read More
 5 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the ivory Throne Chair and stool presented to the Queen by the Maharaja of Travancore in 1851, Windsor Castle, by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1899.

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 4 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Rama Varma, Maharaja of Travancore (1832-1880)

Full-length seated carte-de-visite portrait of Rama Varma, Maharaja of Travancore (1832-1880) from the 'Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables' by Bourne and Shepherd, early 1870s. The Princely state of Travancore is now... Read More
 4 Jan 2013 Video
Video:
Talk given by Her Highness the Princess of Travancore, Gouri Parvathi Bayi at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco in February 2012.

Her Highness Princess Gouri Parvathi Bayi of the Travancore Royal Family will introduce the history of her family -- an illustrious dynasty that governed,... Read More
 2 Jan 2013 New Books
Excerpt from Dining With The Maharajas: Thousand Years Of Culinary Tradition by Roli Books

Dining with the Maharajas showcases the rich culinary traditions of the royal families of Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir, Jodhpur, Mahmudabad, Mysore, Patiala, Rampur, Sailana, Tripura and Udaipur, and, in... Read More
 2 Jan 2013 New Books
Book Review:
Kingdom of food
The Hindu - December 19, 2012

“Dining with the Maharajas” highlights the culinary traditions of Indian royal families

Highlighting the unwavering dedication of patrons of the royal families of India towards preserving their centuries old culinary tradition... Read More
 2 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Dining with the Maharajas: Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition
By Neha Prasada, Ashima Narain
Published by Roli Books, 2012

Book Summary:

The chefs of the Patiala royal household have more than 140 recipes for pulao in their repertoire. The Rampur royal family used to serve a ... Read More
 2 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Enlarged:
Maharao Ram Singh II's marriage celebrations at Udaipur
Kota, probably 1851

© 2011 University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum Read More
 2 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Maharao Ram Singh II's marriage celebrations at Udaipur
Kota, probably 1851

Maharao Ram Singh, seen twice in his elephant howdah, arrives at the Udaipur palace for his marriage to the sister of Maharana Sarup Singh, who stands with courters waiting to greet him on a terrace in front of the pa... Read More