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 23 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The famine campaign in Southern India, Madras and Bombay Presidencies and Province of Mysore, 1876-1878
By William Digby
Published by Longmans, Green, London - 1878
In Two Volumes


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 23 Oct 2013 Rare Paintings
A cartoon from 'Punch', 1873

'Political Economy' says "Take care, my dear John. Don't interfere with the laws of supply and demand."
John Bull replies, "I don't, Miss Prudence. She demands and I supply."

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 23 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Famine truths, half truths, untruths
By Charles W. McMinn
Published by Thacker Spink and Co., Calcutta - 1902


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 23 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
On the impending Bengal famine: How it will be met and how to prevent future famines in India.
By Sir H.Bartle E. Frere
Published by Murray & King, London - 1874


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 11 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
King-errant - Story of Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
By Flora Annie Steel
Published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York - 1912


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 11 Oct 2013 Article/Essay
Flora Annie Steel

Publishing from the 1880s through the first three decades of the twentieth century, Flora Annie Steel produced some thirty books. Most of her novels describe contemporary Anglo-Indian life, though some are set in Britain (seldom in England) and five are historical novels abou... Read More
 11 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Potter's Thumb - A Novel
By Flora Annie Steel
Published by Harper & Brothers, New York - 1894


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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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 9 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Durbar
By Mortimer Menpes
Text by Dorothy Menpes
Published by Adam & Charles Black, London - 1903


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 16 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
SOUTHERN INDIA
By Fanny Emily Penny
Painted by Lady Annie Allen Cunard Lawley
Published by A. & C. Black, London - 1914


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 14 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Exposition of the practical operation of the Judicial and Revenue Systems of India - and of the general character and condition of its native inhabitants, as submitted in evidence to the authorities in England
By Raja Rammohun Roy
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1832
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 13 Sep 2013 New Books
Book Review - A Marathi Saga

View from the summit
By C.S. Lakshmi

IN 1940, Lady Yashodabai Joshi was urged by her family to write her memoirs. Yashodabai Joshi had been bedridden for six or seven years. She was not in a position to write her memoirs, as her fingers did not move. So she dictated... Read More
 13 Sep 2013 New Books
New Book:
A MARATHI SAGA - Yashodabai Joshi
Translated By V.K.Bhide
Published by Lotus Roli, Delhi - 2005

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'The summit is near and my legs are heavy with fatigue.' So Lady Yashodabai Joshi told her daughter Manikabai Bhide on her deathbed in 1948. She little realised that the jou... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy, Bombay - 1870

Head-and-shoulders carte-de-visite portrait of Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy , from the Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables, taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the early 1870s. Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy (d.1876) was a broker to several... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Textile Manufactures and the Costumes of the People of India
By J.Forbes Watson
Printed for India Office by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London- 1866


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 11 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Illustrations of the Textile Manufactures of India
Published by Victoria & Albert Museum, London - 1881


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 10 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Colonel (later General Sir) Dighton MacNaghten Probyn (1833–1924), CB, VC, and Honorary ADC to the Viceroy of India and HM’s Indian Cavalry, 1867
By James Rannie Swinton

Oil on canvas, 239.7 x 148.2 cm

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 10 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
India's Homage to the Fallen
by Frank O. Salisbury

Date painted: 1923
Oil on canvas, 132 x 234 cm
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 7 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
MINOR HINTS - Lectures delivered to H.H. the Maharaja Gaekwar, Sayaji Rao III
By Tanjore Madhava Rao
Printed at The British India Press, Bombay - 1881


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 5 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Shipping - A case study of the working of Imperialism
By Asoka Mehta
Published by N.T.Shroff, Bombay - 1940


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