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 5 Sep 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Doyen of Swadeshi shipping
By S. Dorairaj
The Hindu

The nation will always remember V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, whose 130th birth anniversary is on September 5th, principally for the pioneering role he played in building India's swadeshi shipping industry.

The life of Pillai, fondly know... Read More
 4 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
British Empire Panel (12) India
By Frank Brangwyn


Date painted: c.1930
Oil on canvas, 609 x 396 cm

Collection: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Read More
 4 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
British Empire Panel (10) India
By Frank Brangwyn

Date painted: c.1930
Oil on canvas, 609 x 396 cm
Collection: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

In 1926 Lord Iveagh commissioned Brangwyn to produce a series of large murals to cover the north and south walls of the royal gallery in the House of Lords. Hi... Read More
 4 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
British Empire Panel (11) India
By Frank Brangwyn
Date painted: c.1930
Oil on canvas, 609 x 396 cm
Collection: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A. (1867 - 1956) is celebrated as one of Britain's most prolific and versatile artists. His work is internationally acclaimed and th... Read More
 3 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Imperial India - An artist's journals
Illustrated by numerous sketches taken at the courts of the principal chiefs in India
By Val C. Prinsep, A.R.A.
Published by Chapman and Hall, London - 1879 Read More
 2 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Imperial India - An artist's journals
Illustrated by numerous sketches taken at the courts of the principal chiefs in India
By Val C. Prinsep, A.R.A.
Published by Chapman and Hall, London - 1879


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 15 Jul 2013 Article/Essay
Submarine Cable System History
150 Year History of Submarine Cables
By Bill Burns

Laying and maintaining long undersea cables has now been a routine operation for almost 150 years, but when New York businessman Cyrus Field proposed an Atlantic cable in 1854, it was only four years since the ... Read More
 15 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Life Story of Sir Charles Tilston Bright, Civil Engineer : Which is incorporated the story of the Atlantic cable, and the first telegraph to India and the colonies.
By Charles bright
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1908


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 14 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
TELEGRAPH AND TRAVEL
A narrative of the formation and development of telegraphic communication between England and India, under the Orders of Her Majesty's Government, with incidental notices of countries traversed by lines.
By Sir Frederic John Goldsmid
Published by Macmillan... Read More
 14 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Story of the Telegraph in India
By Charles C. Adley
Published by E. & F.N. Spon, London - 1866

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 11 Jul 2013 Rare Maps
Fragment of map of Chittagong (Bengal), 23 January, 1818, by John Cheape, Bengal Engineers.

Pen-and-ink and water-colour fragment of a map of Chittagong by John Cheape(1792-1875) in 1818.

Chittagong, located in Bangladesh at the point where the Karnaphuli River empties into the Bay of Benga... Read More
 9 Jul 2013 Article/Essay
Alexander John Greenlaw entered the East India Company as a cadet in 1834 and quickly rose through the ranks. He married in India in 1841 and made captain in the Madras Native Infantry by 1850. Exactly when Greenlaw began to practice photography as an amateur is not known, but it must have been i... Read More
 3 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
India Illustrated with Pen and Pencil
By William Urwick and Edward Payson Thwing
Published by Hurst & Company, New York - 1891

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 24 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Journal of a tour through part of the snowy range of the Himala Mountains, and to the sources of the rivers Jumna and Ganges
By James Baillie Fraser
Printed for Rodwell and Martin, London - 1820


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 17 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
Oriental Scenery: Two hundred years of India's artistic and architectural heritage
Modern photographs by Antonio Martinelli and Text by George Michell
Aquatints by Thomas & William Daniell
Published by Swan-Hill Press - 1998

Review in Hindustan Times New Delhi, April 02, 2011:

The 18... Read More
 15 Jun 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
An Estimation of the Work of Thomas and William Daniell in India
By Shashi Kolar

Thomas and William Daniell, the uncle-nephew team best known for their paintings and aquatints of Indian landscapes that served to popularly introduce the Indian scene to the British public, have remained con... Read More
 15 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Artificial Empire: The Indian Landscapes of William Hodges
By G. H. R. Tillotson
Published by Routledge - 2000

The role of the visual arts in the assertion of European colonial power has been the subject of much recent investigation and redefinition. This book takes as a groun... Read More
 14 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Oriental Annual or Scenes in India
By Rev. Hobart Caunter
Twenty-two Engravings from the original drawings by William Daniell
Published by Bull and Churton, London - 1835


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 13 Jun 2013 Article/Essay
36 years old Thomas Daniell and his nephew William, a lad of sixteen, sailed out from Gravesend in April 1785, destined for the East where they were to spend the next eight years. Of humble origins, they arrived in Calcutta via China early in seventeen eighty-six, looking for wealthy patrons, and... Read More
 13 Jun 2013 Article/Essay
William DANIELL
(1769-1837)

Landscape painter and engraver.

Eldest son of William Daniell (d. 1779), an innkeeper, and his wife, Sarah. He was the nephew of the landscape painter, Thomas Daniell (1749-1840).

William Daniell was one of the foremost landscape artists of the early C19th. He acqu... Read More