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 17 Sep 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Smallpox and vaccination in British India
By Sydney Price Jame (1870-1946)
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta - 1909

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 28 Aug 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Eminent Orientalists: Indian, European, American
First published in 1922

Sir Willam Jones
Sir Charles Wilkins
Henry T. Colebrooke
Horace Hayman Wilson
James Fergusson
Dr. Rajendralal Mitra
Kashinath Trimbak Telang
Dr. Buhler
Sir Monier Monier Willams
Friedrich Max Mueller
John... Read More
 1 Jun 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Narrative of the late transactions at Benares
By Warren Hastings (1732-1818)
Published J.Debrett, London - 1782

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Warren Hastings painted by Johann Zoffany, 1783–1784. Read More
 23 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Illustrated Guide to the South Indian Railway, including the Mayavaram-Mutupet, and Peralam-Karaikal Railways.
By South Indian Railway Co., Ltd
Published by Higginbotham & Co., Madras - 1900

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 11 Dec 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Anglo-Tamil Dictionary - With the Tamil words printed in the Roman, as well as in the Tamil character
By Peter Percival
Prepared by the Order of H.E. Sir Charles Trevelyan - Late Governor of Madras
Published by Public Instruction Press, Madras - 1861

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 11 Dec 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Handbook of the Madras Presidency with a Notice of the Overland Route to India
Published by John Murray, London - 1879

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Overland Route To India
Map Maker: John Tallis
London / 1851

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 22 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Colonial History of Sculptures from the Amaravati Stūpa
By Jennifer Howes
Extract from the book: Buddhist Stupas in South Asia
Published by Oxford University Press, Delhi - 2009

The first Buddhist site to be examined and excavated in India by the British was the second- century stūp... Read More
 23 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The Shrine of Nizamuddin Auliya (top right), Mosque behind the shrine of Nizammuddin (bottom right) - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other... Read More
 22 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Love and Betrayal in India: The White Mughal
By Marina VaizeyFriday
04 September 2015

William Dalrymple finds in an Anglo-Indian marriage that crossed cultural boundaries hope for today.

William Dalrymple has discovered a fascinating true romance from history in this story of the relat... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Hindu Pantheon (Sri Sarva Deva Sabha )
By Edward Moor
Printed for J.Johnson, London - 1810

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 11 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Colonial India - British versus Indian Views of Development
By Bipan Chandra

Two divergent theories of economic development were evolved by the British and Indians during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The two had divergent, rival perceptions of the nature of economic changes... Read More
 10 Aug 2015 New Books
New Book:
India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display
By Saloni Mathur
Published by University of California Press - 2007

"India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display" maps for the first time a series of historical events from the Raj in the mid-nineteenth century up to the... Read More
 10 Aug 2015 New Books
New Book:
Race, Religion and Law in Colonial India: Trials of an Interracial Family
By Chandra Mallampalli
Published by Cambridge University Press - 2011

How did British rule in India transform persons from lower social classes? Could Indians from such classes rise in the world by marrying Europ... Read More
 10 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
Book review:
The Inordinately Strange Life of Dyce Sombre by Michael H Fisher.
By William Dalrymple
The Guardian - 2010

William Dalrymple marvels at the tragic and extraordinary life of Britain's first Anglo-Indian MP.

At around 4am on 21 September 1843, a man recently certified as a lunatic es... Read More
 13 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
Aryans and British India
By Thomas R. Trautmann
Published by University of California Press - 1997

Book summary:

"Aryan," a word that today evokes images of racial hatred and atrocity, was first used by Europeans to suggest bonds of kinship, as Thomas Trautmann shows in his far-reachi... Read More
 18 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Bombay University Calendar for the Year 1880-81
Published by Thacker & Co., Bombay - 1880

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Photograph of the Bombay University Convocation Hall, taken by an unknown photographer in th... Read More
 18 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Travel Pictures -The record of a European tour by Bhawani Singh; with photogravure portrait and 96 illustrations from photographs by the author.
By Bhawani Singh - Raj Rana Bahadur of Jhalawar
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1912

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 8 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Truth about Indian Opium
By G. Graham Dixon
Published H.M. Stationery Office, London - 1922

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Opium being created ready for despatch, Patna, ca.1857
By Shiva Lal

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 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
“Opium Fleet Descending the Ganges on the Way to Calcutta”

“An Opium Fleet of native boats, conveying the drug to Calcutta. The fleet is passing the Monghyr Hills, and is preceded by small canoes, the crews of which sound the depth of water, and warn all boats out of the Channel by beat of... Read More
 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
“The Stacking Room, Opium Factory at Patna India”

“In the Stacking Room the balls are stacked before being packed in boxes for Calcutta en route to China. A number of boys are constantly engaged in stacking, turning, airing, and examining the balls. To clear them of mildew, moths or insect... Read More