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 8 Jan 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Peshwa: The Lion and the Stallion
By Ram Sivasankaran
Published by Westland - 2015
Fiction

It is the 18th century and despite the dominant Mughal rule, the Maratha Confederacy has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Indian Subcontinent. The fragile peace betwe... Read More
 7 Jan 2016
Pencil drawing of Parbati Hill near Pune in Maharashtra by George Boyd (1800-1850) dated to between 1821 and 1844. This is one of 95 drawings (90 folios) chiefly of landscapes and monuments in the Deccan, West India and Afghanistan.

A long series of steps and ramps leads to the top of hill on wh... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Water-colour painting of the Palace of the Peshwas and temple of Parvati at Poona (Pune) by Stanley Leighton (1837-1901), 3 January 1868. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Temple of Parvati & ruined Palace of the Peshawurs - Poonah. 3rd. Jan. 1868. S.L.'

Pune is situated near to the Western ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the Peshwa's Palace in Pune (Poona) - 1860, Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. In the centre of the old city of Pune, the imposing walls of the Shaniwarwada palace is all that is left of the royal residence of the Peshwas. The pal... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 New Books
New Book:
Mastani
By Kusum Choppra
Published by Rupa Publications - 2012

Until recently, history told us very little about who Mastani really was. She has been known only as a ‘dancing girl’ due to lack of evidence about her true place in the Peshwa household. Daughter of Maharaj Chhatrasal ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
The Mastani Mystery
By Mitali Parekh
Ahmedabad Mirror | Sep 13, 2015

Chitapavan brahmin Bajirao I married Mastani and they had a son named Shamsher Ali Bahadur (born Krushnarao). His descendants became the Nawabs of Banda district (in Uttar Pradesh), but lost their estate in another inc... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar with the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire
by Thomas Daniell

Date painted: 1805
Oil on canvas, 181 x 279.4 cm

Malet, of the East India Company, presents a scroll to the Peshwa Madhavrao II, formalising an alliance against another Indian ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The origin and authentic narrative of the present Maratta War; and also, the late Rohilla War, in 1773 and 1774 ... To which is added the unaccountable proceedings in the military store-keeper's office, in Bengal.
Printed for J.Almon and J.Debrett, London - 1781

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 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Judicial System Of The Marathas
By Vithal Trimbak Gune
Published by Deccan College, Poona - 1953

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 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The last of the Peshwas - A tale of the third Maratha War
By Michael Macmillan
Published by Blackie and Son Ltd., London- 1907

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 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
'A Mahratta Surdar entertaining Brahmuns'

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Letters written in a Mahratta camp during the year 1809, descriptive of the character, manners, domestic habits, and religious ceremonies, of the Mahrattas.
By Thomas Duer Broughton
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1892 Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Letters written in a Mahratta camp during the year 1809, descriptive of the character, manners, domestic habits, and religious ceremonies, of the Mahrattas.
By Thomas Duer Broughton
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1892

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 15 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Shivaji The Great
By Dr. Bal Krishna
Published by The Aryan Book Depot, Kolhapur - 1940

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Several distinguished Europeans had interviews with Shivaji, but they were too much engros... Read More
 14 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Maharashtra of the Shivashahi Period (Seventeenth Century)
By V.S.Bendrey
First published in Poona - 1946

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The true national history will record the seventeenth century as the most important pe... Read More
 12 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Deliverance or the escape of Shivaji the Great from Agra
By Rao Saheb G.K. alias Babasaheb Deshpande
Of the Clan Vishwamitra
Published by The Author, Poona - 1929

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 12 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
English Factory Records on Shivaji (1659 to 1682)
Published by Shivcharitra Karyalaya, Poona - 1931

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" If any portion of history merits more attention than others, it should seem that a period... Read More
 12 May 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Wassortah by Baron A Friedel in London in 1833.

Coloured lithograph of a view of Vasota by A. Picken after an original drawing by Baron A Friedel (fl.1833). Plate 8 of 'Eight Most Splendid Views of India, sketched by an Officer in the Indian Army' printed by Baron A Friedel in London in ... Read More
 12 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Raigadchi Jeevankatha
By Shantaram Vishnu Avalsakar
Published by Maharashtra Rajya Sahitya and Sanskriti Mandal, Bombay - 1962
In Marathi

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This books explains the history of Fort Raigad which w... Read More
 12 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Debates at the India House: August 22nd, 23rd, and September 24th, 1845, on the case of the deposed Raja of Sattara, and the impeachment of Col. C. Ovans.
Published by Effingham Wilson, London - 1845

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 12 May 2015 Rare Paintings
The Ghats from Byghur by Baron A Friedel, London, 1833.

Proof copy of a lithograph of 'The Ghats from Byghur' from an original drawing by Baron Adam Friedel. Plate 2 of 'Eight Most Splendid Views of India, sketched by an Officer in the Indian Army' printed by Baron A Friedel in London in 1833.

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