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 7 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Representative Men of Southern India
By G. Parameswaram Pillai
Published by Price Current Press, Madras - 1896

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Image:
PORTRAIT OF SIR TANJORE MADHAVA RAO
He was painted by Ravi Varma on a nu... 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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 4 Aug 2013 Rare Photographs
Ramachandra Temple, Vijayanagara - 1856

Photograph showing a processional frieze carved in relief on a wall of the Hazara Rama (Ramchandra) Temple, at Vijayanagara in Karnataka, taken by Andrew Charles Brisbane Neill in c.1856, from 'Architecture in Dharwar and Mysore'. Vijayanagara, the City of... Read More
 11 Jul 2013 Sculpture
Royal Insignia of Vijayanagar - The Boar, Sun, Moon and Dagger.

Source: Wiki Read More
 10 Jul 2013 Artefacts
Gold coin - Gandabherunda with elephant in each of its beaks and another two elephants underfoot.
Ruler: Achyutaraya
Date : 1530-1542
Minted in: Vijayanagara
Weight: 1.57 grammes Diameter: 10 millimetres

Inscription Transliteration:
Shri Pra-tapa Achyutaraya

© Trustees of the British... Read More
 9 Jul 2013 Article/Essay
VIJAYANAGARA RESEARCH PROJECT

“The city is such that the pupil of the eye has never seen a place like it, and ear of intelligence has never been informed that existed anything to equal it in the World.”
- Abdul Razaak, 1443

Vijayanagara, the “City of Victory,” was the greatest of all ... Read More
 8 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
This photograph shows a fortified gateway known as the 'Talarighat Gate', Hampi (Vijayanagara) - 1856
By Alexander Greenlaw

This photograph shows an oblique view of a ruined three storeyed gateway set into fortified walls. The two upper, arched sections have carved surface detail and a parape... Read More
 8 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
This photograph shows an oblique view of a tall, faceted stone column, sidelit by sunlight and centred against a white sky. The capital of the column has a rounded disc, a faceted disc and a larger rounded disc upon which sits a square metal section with a crenelated ring underneath and on top is... Read More
 7 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
This photograph shows the Garuda shrine, maha mandapa and eastern gopura, Vitthala temple complex, Hampi (Vijayanagara) by Alexander Greenlaw - 1856

This photograph shows an oblique view of an ornately decorated and domed stone shrine which resembles a chariot with large stone wheels and is se... Read More
 7 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Forgotten Empire (Vijayanagar): A contribution to the history of India
By Robert Sewell

Translation of the "Chronica dos reis de Bisnaga" written by Domingos Paes and Fernão Nunes about 1520 and 1535, respectively, with historical introduction.

Just three years after the pu... Read More
 7 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Stone temple car in the Vitthala Temple, Vijayanagara - 1856

Photograph of the Vitthala Temple at Vijayanagara in Karnataka, taken in about 1856 by Andrew Charles Brisbane Neill. Vijayanagara, the City of Victory, was the seat of a powerful Hindu kingdom in Southern India from 1336 to 1565. The ... Read More
 7 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Chronica dos reis de Bisnaga
By Fernão Nunes and Domingos Paes
Translated by David de Melo Lopes
Published by Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa - 1897
In Portuguese

The Chronica dos Reis Bisnaga or, Castilian, Chronicle of the Kings of Bisnaga, is a sixteenth century original compilat... Read More
 7 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
Temple and pillar at Vijayanagara - 1800

Water-colour from the MacKenzie Collection of a temple and pillar at Vijayanagara, dated December 1800. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Ancient Pagoda at Bisnagar. 1800'; in pencil: 'Decr. 1800.'

Vijayanagara, the City of Victory founded in 1336, was the... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Modern Mysore
By M. Shama Rao
Published by Higginbothams - 1936

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Preface:

In this volume is comprehended the story of modern Mysore
from 1868 to the present time. If Bowring came hack to life ... Read More
 14 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Maharajah Tikait Rai, minister of Oudh, d. 1801.

Portrait of man with a halo, wearing fine white robes and seated on a terrace in front of a low wall of arabesque panels.

Watercolour and gilt on paper

By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Read More
 14 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula of Oudh (1754-1775) - 18th century AD

After Tilly Kettle

Watercolour and gilt on paper

By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Read More
 14 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Procession of Nawab Shuja' ud-Daula at Faizabad - 18th century AD

Artist: Niwasi Lal

Watercolour and gilt on paper

By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Read More
 14 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Oudh and The East India Company, 1785-1801
By Purnendu Basu
Published by Maxwell & Co., Lucknow - 1943

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Procession of Ghazi ud-Din Haidar (nawab 1814-1819; king 1819-1827) of Oudh passing ... Read More
 14 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
A howdah decorated with the fish of Oudh, lion and antelope - ca.1840
Lucknow, India

This furniture, like much of the furniture designed for the nawabs and kings of Oudh, was strongly influenced by the designs of Robert Home (1752-1834), who worked as a retained court-artist to Ghazi ud-Din ... Read More