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 14 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Studies in Ancient Hindu Polity (Based on the Arthaṡâstra of Kautilya)
By Narendranath Nath Law
With an introductory essay on the age and authenticity of the Arthasastra of Kautilya by Prof. Radhakumud Mookerji
Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., London - 1914

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 24 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
KINGS OF KASHMIRA
Being a translation of the Sanskrita work Rajataranggini of Kalhana Pandita
By Jogesh Chunder Dutt
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1879
VOLUME 3

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 24 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
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KINGS OF KASHMIRA
Being a translation of the Sanskrita work Rajataranggini of Kalhana Pandita
By Jogesh Chunder Dutt
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1879
VOLUME 2

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 23 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
KINGS OF KASHMIRA
Being a translation of the Sanskrita work Rajataranggini of Kalhana Pandita
By Jogesh Chunder Dutt
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1879
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 4 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Tiruvachagam or, Sacred utterances' of the Tamil poet, saint, and sage Manikka-Vachagar
The Tamil text of the fifty-one poems, with English translation.
By Rev. G.U. Pope
Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford - 1900

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 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
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Romantic tales from the Panjab with Indian nights' entertainment
By Charles Swynnerton
Published by Archibald Constable, London - 1908

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

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 31 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Report of a second tour in search of Sanskrit manuscripts made in Rajputana and Central India in 1904-5 and 1905-6
By Shridhar R. Bhandarkar
Printed at The Government Central Press, Bombay - 1907

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 31 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
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Rhymes of Rajputana
By Col.G.H.Trevor
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1894

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 22 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
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The Mewar Ramayana

Welcome to one of the world's most beautiful Ramayana manuscripts. The original was prepared for Maharana Jagat Singh, the ruler of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar in Rajasthan, in the middle of the seventeenth century.

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 22 Mar 2014 Rare Manuscripts
Article:
The Mewar Ramayana at the British Library in London
By Asha Kasbekar

Commissioned by Rana Jagat Singh of Mewar (1628–52), who as a Kshatriya and suryavanshi regarded himself a direct descendent of Lord Rama, the Mewar Ramayana is a collection of over 400 paintings in seven volumes pro... Read More
 22 Mar 2014 Rare Manuscripts
Article:
Hidden for 164 years, Mewar Ramayana paintings dazzle London
By Dipankar De Sarkar, IANS

London : Hidden away in the vaults of the British Museum for 164 years, more than 100 stunning paintings from the Ramayana, dating back to the 17th century, went on public display Friday at the Brit... Read More
 6 Jan 2014 Artefacts
Gond musical instrument made of wood, cord (vegetable fibre).

'Wood musical instrument; each arm terminates in a clapper, which is pierced and secured by a vegetable fibre cord. "Chatka". Makes a "clapping noise" when strings are pulled (strings missing).'

19th century
Chhindwara District

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 13 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Games Ancient and Oriental and How to Play Them - Being the games of the ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans and the oriental games of chess, draughts, backgammon and magic squares.
By Edward Falkener
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