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 29 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
PADMAVATI
by A.G.Shirreff
Published by The Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1944

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PROLOGUE
Metrical epic on the life of the Rajput heroine, Padmavati was written by Malik Muhammad J... Read More
 29 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Padumawati of Malik Muhammad Jais
Translated by G.A.Grierson and Mahamahopadhyaya Sudhakara Dvivedi
Published by The Asiatic Society, Calcutta - 1896

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 12 Nov 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of Travancore from the Earliest Times
By P. Shungoonny Menon
Published by Higginbotham & Co., Madras - 1878

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Dharma Raja Karthika Thirunal Rama Varma (172417 Feb 1798) was the Mahara... Read More
 12 Nov 2015 New Books
New Book:
By Sweat and Sword: Trade, Diplomacy and War in Kerala Through the Ages
By K.K. Nair
Published by Manohar Publishers, New Delhi - 2012

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 28 Oct 2015 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the throne on Krishnagiri hill at Gingee in Tamil Nadu from the 'Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1894-95'. Gingee is situated south-west of Madras and was established during the Chola dynasty. The fort at Gingee has been occupied by the Vijayanagara kings, the Na... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Entrance (left) to the Palace [of Trimul Naik], Madura - 1895

Photograph from the Elgin Collection: 'Autumn Tour 1895. Vol II' of the Tirumala Nayaka Palace at Madurai, taken by Nicholas and Company in the 1890s.

The Tirumalai Nayaka Palace was built in 1636 by the most illustrious of the Nayak... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Interior of the Throne Roon in the Palace of Tirumala Nayyak - 1845

Watercolour drawing of the interior of the Throne Roon in the Palace of Tirumala Nayaka at Madurai, by an anonymous artist working in the South India/Madurai style, c.1840

Tirumala Nayaka (r. 1623-59) was one of the most import... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Courtyard of the palace of Raja Tirumala Nayyak (1625-59), Madura.
Drawn by W.G.P. Jenkins, William W. Whelpdale and Ravanat Naik - 1840

Watercolour drawing of the courtyard of the palace of Raja Tirumala Nayyak at Madurai, by W.G.P. Jenkins, William W. Whelpdale and Ravanat Naik, dated c.1840.... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
The Svarga Vilasa (Celestial Pavilion) or Throne-room of the palace of Tirumala Nayak (1623-59) at Madurai - 1850

Watercolour drawing of the Svarga Vilasa (Celestial Pavilion) or Throne-room of the palace of Tirumala Nayak at Madurai, by an anonymous artist working in the South Indian/Madurai st... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Courts of Pre-colonial South India: Material Culture and Kingship
By Jennifer Howes
Published by RoutledgeCurzon, London - 2003

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 14 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Original papers relative to Tanjore: containing all the letters which passed, and the conferences which were held, between His Highness the Nabob of Arcot and Lord Pigot, on the subject of the restoration of Tanjore. Together with the material part of Lord Pigot's last dispatch... Read More
 14 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Garden of India or Chapters on Oudh history and affairs
By Henry Crossley Irwin
Published by W.H.Allen & Co., London - 1880

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Portrait of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula, after a portrait by Til... Read More
 12 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Maharaja Gulab Singh - 19th century

Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of Maharaja Gulab Singh of Kashmir. He is shown seated on a cushion with a large bolster behind him. He faces to his right, and holds a string of rosary beads in both hands.

Company School
Sikh Style
India

Tru... Read More
 12 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
The Man Who Purchased Kashmir
By R.S.Gull
Published in Kashmir Life - June 2015

It was extraordinary for an illiterate man to evolve into a crafty warlord who worked for others to create his own empire. Promoted by Khalsa Durbar, he allied with the East India Company, and eventually rai... Read More
 12 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Hill Fort of Gulab Singh - 1847

Plate 6 from "Recollections of India. Part 2. Kashmir and the Alpine Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This depicts the hill fort of Gulab ... Read More
 12 Aug 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Gulab Singh (1792 - 1858) - Founder of Kashmir
By K.M.Panikkar
Published by Martin Hopkinson, London - 1930

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A portrait of Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu and Kashmir with his two sons Ran... Read More
 12 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital rare Book:
The Sultanate of Delhi (711- 1526 A.D.)
By Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava
Published by Shiv Lal Agarwala & Co., Agra - 1950

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The tomb of the Emperor Ghiyas al-Din Tughluq (r.1320-25). Origina... Read More
 2 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of the Deccan.
By James Dunning Baker Gribble
Published by Luzac and Co., London - 1896

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Preface by the author written 1895:

..."I was first struck with the necessity of a work of ... Read More
 2 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of the Deccan.
By James Dunning Baker Gribble
Published by Luzac and Co., London - 1896

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Preface by the author written 1895:

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 2 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Satara Fort on hilltop, cattle grazing in foreground - 1853

Landscape with Satara Fort on the hilltop completed in water-colour by George Hutchins Bellasis (1807-1862) in 1853. This view shows cattle grazing in the foreground. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Sattara Fort, from Enteshwar. 1853... Read More