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 12 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Hill Fort of Veshallgheen by Baron A. Friedel, London, 1833.

Coloured lithograph of the hill fort at 'Veshallgheen' from an original drawing by Baron Adam Friedel. Plate 1 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
 10 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The TANJORE Mahratta Principality in Southern India : The land of the Chola, the Eden of the South.
By William Hickey - Pleader, Madras Presidency.
Published by C.Foster and Co., Madras - 1874.

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 10 Apr 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
How a Maratha king held his own under British domination
By M T Saju
Times News | Feb 25, 2015

In 1801, the Maratha ruler of Thanjavur went on a two-month pilgrimage, covering more than one hundred temples situated along the Cauvery river. The king performed the ritual consecration of 1... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
The Mahratta Peshwa, and his ministers at Poonah.
Drawn from an original sketch belonging to Sir Charles Malet Bart - 1813

Plate forty-two from the second volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Charles Malet (1752-1815), the Resident of Poona was a close contemporary and a good friend of F... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
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Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar with the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire - 1805

Malet, of the East India Company, presents a scroll to the Peshwa Madhavrao II, formalising an alliance against another Indian ruler, Tipu Sultan of Mysore. The painting was commiss... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
After 200 years, rare Maratha Empire papers found in UK
By Manimugdha S Sharma
Times News - Jan 11, 2015

Exactly 240 years before Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis took oath of office, another Fadnavis had sworn to protect a 40-day old Peshwa, thereby becoming one of the most powerful me... Read More
 2 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Bare landscape with fort on hilltop; bungalow at foot of hill, Satara - 1853

Bare landscape with Satara Fort on the hilltop and a bungalow at the foot of the hill completed in water-colour by George Hutchins Bellasis (1807-1862) in 1853. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Sattara; '53. Pic-nic B... Read More
 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Madhav Rao Narayan, the Maratha Peshwa with Nana Fadnavis and Attendants
by James Wales

Date painted: 1792
Oil on canvas, 228 x 186 cm

This portrait group was commissioned by the Peshwa shortly after James Wales arrived in Poona, western India, in 1792. Probably through the help of Wales's patr... Read More
 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
The Mahratta Peshwa, and his ministers at Poonah.
Drawn from an original sketch belonging to Sir Charles Malet Bart. - 1813

Plate forty-two from the second volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Charles Malet (1752-1815), the Resident of Poona was a close contemporary and a good friend of... Read More
 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Mahadaji Sindhia, Maratha leader and warrior. He ruled from 1782 to 1794.
By James Wales

Date painted: c.1792
Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 63.8 cm

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 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Bhairo Raghunath Mehendale, Diplomatic Agent to the Peshwa at Poona
By James Wales

Date painted: 1792
Oil on canvas, 82 x 63 cm

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 26 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Third English Embassy To Poona
By J.H.Gense and D.R.Banaji
Published by D.B.Taraporevala Sons & Co., Bombay - 1934

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 8 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
SIVA CHHATRAPATI - Being a translation of Sabhasad Bakhar with extracts from Chitnis and Sivadigvijya
Edited by Surendranath Sen
Published by University of Calcutta in Calcutta, 1920

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 8 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Bhavani, a fierce aspect of Parvati, is flanked by two attendant figures. The eight-armed goddess holds an associated attribute in each hand: in one she holds the head of the demon Mahishasura, in another a sword. She is the tutelary deity of the Maratha ruler Shivaji, to whom she is said to have... Read More
 8 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
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Portret van Shivaji -1675
Golconda

Shivaji (1627-1680) was up to his hips pictured, left, with a sword in his right hand and a spear (?) In the armored left. Sheet 46 in the `Witsen-Album ', with 49 Indian miniatures of princes. Above the portrait is a piece of paper stuck with the na... Read More
 31 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
GESCHICH DER MARATTEN bis auf den lezten Frieden mit England, den 17. May 1782
By Matthias Christian Sprengel
Published by Johann Jacob Gebauer, Halle, Germany - 1786
In German

"Nearly twenty years before Edward Scott Waring's 'History of the Mahrattas' appeared, the subject... Read More
 31 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
A Maratha Foot Soldier - 1813

Plate forty-six from the second volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Forbes(1749-1819) made the original drawing of this 'spear-man in the Ragobah's[Raghunath Row] service' in the Mahratta Camp at Cambay where his friend Sir Charles Malet was the English Re... Read More
 31 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of the Mahrattas
By Edward Scott Waring
Printed for John Richardson, London - 1810

Excerpt from MARATHA HISTORY by S.R. Sharma

" The Mahrattas were once a mighty nation ", wrote Edward Scott Waring in 1810 ; " how they rose and how they fell may surely challenge enq... Read More
 30 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Retrospective View and Consideration of India Affairs - Particularly of the transactions of the Mahratta War, from its commencement to the month of October, 1782
Printed for J.Debrett, London - 1783

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 30 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
'Scindea Pet from the Horse Artillery Lines Poona- - December 1831'

Wash with some water-colour by William Miller (1795-1836) in December 1831. Inscribed: 'Scindea Pet from the Horse Artillery Lines Poona. Decr. 1831 W.M.'

Pune is situated near to the Western Ghats in Maharashtra at the con... Read More