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 18 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
"Yesterday's Pomp, Today's Circumstance"?
By Shashi Kolar

The thorny question of the legacy of the British Empire upon the social, political and economic climate of India always excites polarized debates. Many urban Indians, bred with Western mores that emphasize the superiority of reason... Read More
 17 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The First Hindoo Convert: A Memoir of Krishna Pal, a Preacher of the Gospel to his countrymen more than twenty years.
Published by The American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia - 1852


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 17 Feb 2013 Rare Photographs
On November 25, 1800, Krishna Pal, a thirty-six year old Indian carpenter, had dislocated his arm, and Dr. John Thomas, the first missionary to India from the Baptist Missionary Society, set Krishna Pal's arm, and, along with Joshua Marshman, spoke to him about the Christian faith. Later, Krish... Read More
 17 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
William Carey and His Indian Pundit
By unknown artist
Oil on canvas, 130 x 103 cm

Portrait of William Carey (1761–1834) and Krishna Pal.

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 13 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
PUNDIT D. GOPALACHARULU was instrumental in restoring the lost glory of Ayurveda (an ancient Indian system of medicine and healing), at a time when western medicine was beginning to gain acceptance. Born in 1872, at Machilipatnam (now in Andhra Pradesh) he studied in the Maharajah's Ayurveda Ori... Read More
 13 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Labels for Ayurvedic Medicines - 1909 Read More
 28 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Dissenters and Mavericks: Writings about India in English, 1765-2000
By Margery Sabin
Published by Oxford University Press - 2002


- Proposes a controversial challenge to prevailing academic methodology in the field of postcolonial studies

- Presents both colonial English and twentie... Read More
 23 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Memoir of Captain Dalton, defender of Trichinopoly, 1752-1753
By Charles Dalton
Published by W.H.Allen, London - 1886


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 22 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
The Tomb of the Emperor Shah ‘Alam at the Qutb Minar -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 contemporary material, with an accompanying... Read More
 20 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Benares Illustrated by James Prinsep
By O.P. Kejariwal
Published by Viswavidyalaya Prakashan, Varanashi - 2002

For more than 150 years, there was no reprint of this fascinating work. a reprint was brought out in 1996 by the Vishwavidyalaya Prakashan of Benares . Sadly, it was of a... Read More
 20 Jan 2013 Rare Maps
Map and cross section of the drainage tunnel from the Machhodri tank to the river, Benares, with elevation and cross section of the tunnelling process and drawings of the equipment used - 1825

Pen and ink and watercolour map and cross section of the drainage tunnel from the Machhodri tank to t... Read More
 20 Jan 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
He deciphered India’s past.
By Kanwarjit Singh Kang
The Tribune - 2010

Besides unlocking the mystery of the Brahmi and Kharoshti scripts, JAMES PRINSEP deciphered numerous inscriptions, including those used during Emperor Ashoka’s reign, writes Kanwarjit Singh Kang.

WHEN Jam... Read More
 19 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
LADAK: Physical, Statistical and Historical with notices of the surrounding countries
By Alexander Cunningham
Published by W.H.Allen & Co., London - 1854


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Chimry, Ladakh - January 1869
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 17 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Extract from Alexander Cunningham's first journal in 1862, wherein he describes the ancient city of AYODHYA in great detail…

Digital Rare Book:
Four Reports Made During the Years, 1862-63-64-65
Archaeological Survey of India
By Alexander Cunningham
Printed at The Government Central Press, Sim... Read More
 17 Jan 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Alexander Cunningham and his contribution to the archaeological surveys in India :

"...The fresh proposal put by Alexander Cunningham was given due attention by Lord Canning, who sanctioned a scheme of survey in northern India . It was defined as: - “an accurate description-illustrated by pl... Read More
 17 Jan 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Alexander the Great
By Nayanjot Lahiri
Hindustan Times - August 10, 2011

It was 10.30 in the morning, the first Monday of August. I was on a routine visit to the library, tracking references for an article that I was writing. The library, that of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)... Read More
 10 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Life in the Mission, the Camp and the Zenáná; or, Six years in India.
By Mrs. Colin Mackenzie
Published by Richard Bentley, London - 1854
In Two Volumes


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 10 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Storms and Sunshine of a Soldier's Life : Colin Mackenzie, 1825-1881
By Helen Douglas Mackenzie
Published by David Douglas, Edinburgh - 1884
In Two Volumes

Colonel Colin Mackenzie (1754–1821) was Surveyor General of India, and an art collector and orientalist. He produced ma... Read More
 9 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
'Captain Colin Mackenzie, Madras Army, lately a hostage in Caubool, in his Affghan Dress', 1842 (c).

Oil on canvas by James Sant (1820-1916), 1842 (c).

This flamboyant portrait is in keeping with an officer who enjoyed as dashing a career as Captain (later Lieutenant-General) Colin Mackenzi... Read More
 9 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Memoir On The Indian Surveys
By Clements R. Markham
Published by W.H.Allen & Co., London - 1878

Book review by Shyamal:
This is an early British work on the great trignometric survey that started in Madras and went to Bangalore and then on to find the height of Mt Everest. T... Read More