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 13 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
Early Views of India: Picturesque Journeys of Thomas and William Daniell, 1786-94
By Mildred Archer
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd. - 1980

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Obituary:
Mildred Archer
Art historian at the India Office
By Deborah Swallow
The Independent - 2005

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 10 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
Daniells’ India | Always twilight
Scenes from 18th century India seen through the eyes of two English traveller-painters
By Somak Ghoshal
Mint, 8 June 2013

Like hundreds of their countrymen, when Thomas and William Daniell, uncle and nephew, landed in Calcutta in 1786 from the far sh... Read More
 27 May 2013 Rare Photographs
Carte De Visite, Illustrations of Anglo Indian Life, Camel Rider, India, 19th century.

"Camel Sowar or Camel Rider"
"Employed for the conveyance of letters and over long distances. The speed, endurance and general utility of the camel are proverbial. Wages Rs. 6- Rs. 8 per month".

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 26 May 2013 Rare Paintings
A physician's wife and family in a carriage drawn by a camel ridden by a servant: suggesting the social importance of the physician, India
Coloured lithograph by F. Jones after Captain G.F. Atkinson.
Published: Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen

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 13 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Anthropology of the Todas and Kotas of the Nilgiri Hills : and of the Bráhmans, Kammálans, Pallis, and Pariahs of Madras City
By Edgar Thurston
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1896

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 5 May 2013 Rare Photographs
Lesson in progress in a classroom of the Government Male Normal School, Nagpur - 1870

Photograph of a class in progress at the Government Male Normal School at Nagpur in Maharashtra from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (Volume 46), taken by an unknown photog... Read More
 5 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The education of the women of India
By Minna Galbraith Cowan
Published by Fleming H.Revell Co., New York - 1918


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 5 May 2013 Rare Photographs
Group of mistress and pupils of the Government Normal School, Bombay - 1873

Photograph of a group posed in front of the Government Normal School at Bombay, in Maharashtra from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (Volume 46), taken by an unknown photographer in c... Read More
 5 May 2013 Rare Photographs
General exterior view of the Free Church of Scotland Mission School, Nagpur - 1870

Photograph of the exterior of the Free Church of Scotland Mission School at Nagpur in Maharashtra from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (Volume 46), taken by an unknown photogr... Read More
 5 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of English Education in India (1781-1893)
By Syed Mahmood
Published by The Honorary Sectretary of The MAO College, Aligarh - 1895



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'Missionary School at the bazaar'

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 1 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Viswaguna Darsana: or Mirror of Mundane Qualities
Translated from the Sanskrit of Venkatachari into English
By Caveli Venkata Ramaswami
Published in Calcutta - 1825


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 31 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
The Kavali Brothers:
Intellectual Life in Early Colonial Madras
By Rama Sundari Mantena

In Thomas Trautmann's - The Madras School of Orientalism: Producing Knowledge in Colonial South India
Published by Oxford University Press - 2009

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 31 Mar 2013 New Books
The Origins of Modern Historiography in India: Antiquarianism and Philology, 1780-1880
By Rama Sundari Mantena
Published by Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History -2012

Intellectual encounters abound in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century India comprising surveyors,... Read More
 31 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
Kāvali Brothers and the Origins of Modern Historiography in India
By Rama Sundari Mantena
Assistant Professor of History, Department of History,
University of Illinois

I have been engaged in the study of everyday practices surrounding the acts of collecting, surveying, and antiquarianism... Read More
 30 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets: Being memoirs of the lives of several eminent Bards, both ancient and modern, who have flourished in different Provinces in the Indian Peninsula
By Cavelly Venkata Ramaswamie
Published in Calcutta - 1829


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 30 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Artice:
The Second Brother
By S. Muthiah
The Hindu - 2009

I return to the Kavali family and this week recall the contribution of the second brother, Lakshmaiah, whom Colin Mackenzie described in 1808 as his “Head Interpreter and Translator.” Boraiah, who joined the Mackenzie team c.1796... Read More
 30 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
The earliest Indologists?
By S. Muthiah
The Hindu - 2009

Curiously, Mackenzie, who came out to Madras in 1763 as an Ensign in the Madras Engineers and died in 1821 when serving as the first Surveyor-General of India, neither spoke nor read any Indian language. His interest in inscriptio... Read More
 25 Mar 2013 New Books
New Book:
Much Maligned Monsters: A History of European Reactions to Indian Art
By Partha Mitter
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press - 1992

In this fascinating study, Partha Mitter traces the history of European reactions to Indian art, from the earliest encounters of explorers with the exot... Read More
 15 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
James Fergusson and Indian Architecture
By Takeo Kamiya

"...The revivalists such as Pugin and George Gilbert Scott (who would design the Library and Convocation Hall of Bombay University in India afterward) spread the trend of 'praise to the Middle ages' among British architects, in d... Read More
 15 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Archaeology in India, with especial reference to the works of Babu Rajendralala Mitra
By James Fergusson
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1884


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