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 13 Jan 2014 Video
Rare Video:
The British Empire in Colour
Producers: Lucy Carter and Stewart Binns
BBC Television - 2002
Part 1

Watch this breathtaking video to see India in colour:

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DVD Review: The British Empire in Colour
By Lou Novacheck

The British Empire In Color was originally broa... Read More
 10 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Narrative of a journey through the upper provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825 (with notes upon Ceylon), an account of a journey to Madras and the Southern provinces, 1826, and letters written in India.
By the late Right Rev. Reginald Heber
Published by John... Read More
 10 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Narrative of a journey through the upper provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825 (with notes upon Ceylon), an account of a journey to Madras and the Southern provinces, 1826, and letters written in India.
By the late Right Rev. Reginald Heber
Published by John... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Posed studio group of domestic servants at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas & Curths in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections.

After photography was introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly as a means to record the vast divers... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Bill collectors, Madras - 1870

Photograph of bill collectors at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas & Curths in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. After photography was introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly as a means to rec... Read More
 5 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Men And Events of My Time in India
By Sir Richard Temple
Published by J. Murray, London - 1882

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Image:
Caricature of Sir Richard Temple, 1st Baronet. Caption read "Burra Dick"... Read More
 5 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
India in 1880
By Sir Richard Temple
Published by J. Murray, London - 1881


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 5 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Bird's-Eye View of Picturesque India
By Sir Richard Temple
With thirty-two illustrations
Published by Chatto & Windus, London - 1898


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 29 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Cookery Book: A practical handbook to the kitchen in India
By A Thirty-five year's Resident
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Bombay - 1880


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Painting, gouache on mica, co... Read More
 21 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Land of Charity - A descriptive account of Travancore and its people
By Rev.Samuel Mateer
Published by John Snow and Co., London - 1871

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 7 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
IMPERIAL CITY

On the morning of 15th December 1911 an unexpected ceremony was performed in the Government of India Camp, when Their Majesties graciously laid the stones which are to serve not merely as lasting and visible memorials of the Royal visit, but are the foundation stones of the new ... 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
 7 Dec 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Scale drawing in pen and black ink of the end or side of the Amphitheatre, part of the Coronation Durbar complex at Delhi in 1911. The drawing shows in detail the structure and decoration of the Amphitheatre. The balustrades, columns, fa├žade and roof are all embellished with carved detailing. A ... Read More
 7 Dec 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Scale drawing in pen and black ink of the Throne Pavilion from the Coronation Durbar complex at Delhi in 1911. The drawing is a cross section of the Throne Pavilion, with dimensions and details of materials used in the construction. Detail is also given of the decoration of the balustrade surroun... Read More
 7 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Carpet for the Throne Pavilion of the Coronation Durbar complex at Delhi in 1911

Scale drawing in pen and black ink with gold paint and red watercolour wash, of the carpet for the Throne Pavilion of the Coronation Durbar complex at Delhi in 1911. The carpet is red in colour, decorated with gol... Read More
 6 Dec 2013 Video
Video:
The Coronation of Delhi Durbar 1911

Watch on Youtube:

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Held in December to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. Practically every ruling prince, nobleman, landed gentry and other persons of note in Indi... Read More
 6 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Delhi: December 12, 1911
By Sundeep
Outlook Magazine

From Sam Miller's Delhi, Adventures in a Megacity;

North Delhi is the city's most underdeveloped quadrant, as if someone had started building here and had run out of money. It feels deserted. Its roads are bordered by scrub an... Read More
 6 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Coronation Durbar Delhi 1911
Official Directory with Maps
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Printing, Calcutta - 1911


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Aout this painting:

The State Entry into Delhi
by Roderick Dem... Read More
 3 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Rites of the Twice-born
By Mrs. Sinclair Stevenson
Published by Humphrey Milford, London - 1920


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 24 Oct 2013 Video
Audio:
The Bengal Famine 1943-45

A massive humanitarian tragedy - but one which barely gets remembered just sixty years on. Listen to 'The Things We Forgot To Remember' on the Bengal Famine.

By:
Michael Portillo (Guest), Nazes Afroz (BBC, Guest), Professor Christopher Bayly (St Catharine's Col... Read More