"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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...