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 20 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Woman playing vina to Miyan Sari at night.

Opaque watercolour on paper.
Mughal Style
Mughal dynasty
17th Century (late)

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 22 Oct 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Kathakali Complex - Actor, Performance & Structure
By Philip Zarrilly
Published by Abhinav Publications - 1984

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 21 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Art of Kathakali
By Gayanacharya Avinash C. Pandeya
Published by Kitabistan, Allahabad - 1943


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 11 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tales of the Punjab told by the People
By Flora Annie Steel
With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling and notes by R. C. Temple
Published by Macmillan, London - 1917

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 1 Oct 2013 Article/Essay
The Sri Lankan version...

A SHORT HISTORY OF HELADIVA

In the world map Sri Lanka (Heladiva) is in latitude 5.55 to 9.51 east. It’s in length and breadth is 432 and 224 kilometres respectively and in area is 65,525 square kilometres. The southwest monsoon starts in May and ends in Septembe... Read More
 1 Oct 2013 Article/Essay
The Sri Lankan version...

RAWANA - The historical King of HELADIVA

Rawana was the grandson of Rishi Pulasthi and son of Sage Visravasmuni. He was the younger brother of Vaisrawana Kuvera (Kubera) and the elder brother of Vibishana, Kumbhakarna, Mahi Rawana, Hema, Khara, Dushana, Luxhman, an... Read More
 1 Oct 2013 Article/Essay
Ramayana and Ravana - The Sri Lankan version:

The talk delivered by N.C.K Kiriella – Chairman Ramayana Trail Executive Committee of The Sri Lankan Tourism Ministry at The Indian Cultural Centre of The Indian High Commission on July 16th 2009.

Venerable Sir, Ladies and Gentlemen,

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 23 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ravana The Great : King of Lanka
By M.S.Purnalingam Pillai
Published by The Bibliotheca Munnirpallam, Tinnevely District - 1928


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 20 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Folklore in Southern India
By Pandit S.M. Natesa Sastri
Published by Education Society's Press, Bombay - 1884


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 15 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Music party on a riverside terrace
North India, c. 1670

A music party takes place on the terrace of one of the noblemen’s havelis or garden mansions that once lined the Jumna river at Agra, upstream from the Taj Mahal. The Muslim noble who hosts this soirée presides against a flowered gold... Read More
 15 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Woman visiting hermit playing vina with attendant and dog.

On paper
Mughal Style
18thC(late)
India

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 15 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
A Raja listening to music on a terrace
Mandsaur, c. 1800

A Raja holding a rose-sprig listens to his female musicians on a terrace, while a pet dog lies nearby.

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 15 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Veena

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 15 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Music and Musical Instruments of southern India and the Deccan
By Charles Russel Day
The plates drawn by William Gibb
Published by Novello, Ewer & Co., London - 1891

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 15 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Ascetics making music, illustrating the musical mode Kedar Raga
Arki, Himachal Pradesh
Late 17th century

The musical mode Kedar is visualised as two yogis or ascetics making music within a small pavilion. Seated on a leopard skin, a traditional seat of yogis who have mastered the temptations of ... Read More
 18 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Divan-i-Hafiz
By Hafiz
Translated from Persian to English by Henry Wilberforce Clarke
Published by Government of India Central Printing Office, Calcutta- 1891


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 17 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Poems from the Divan of Hafiz
Translated by Gertrude Lowthian Bell
Published by William Heineman, London - 1897

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 8 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Translated into English prose from the original Sanskrit text
By Pratap Chandra Roy and Kisari Mohan Ganguli Published by Bharata Press, Calcutta - 1884

Kisari Mohan Ganguli (also K. M. Ganguli) was an Indian translator, who is most ... Read More
 6 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Das Mahabharata
By Johann H. Becker
Published in Berlin - 1888
In German

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Murlidhar Krishna with Flute
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 6 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Mahabharata - A Criticism
By V. Vaidya
Published by A.J. Cambridge & Co., Bombay - 1905


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Narrative sculpture on the north side of the Amritesvara Temple at Amritpur, 1805. Fourth pane... Read More