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 17 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Survey of Some Important Breeds of Cattle and Buffaloes in India
By F. Ware
Printed by The Government of India Press, Delhi - 1942

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 16 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
The long journey of the Brahmin Bull
By Akanksha Damini Joshi

#BosIndicusInAmerica #JallikattuLearning

The story starts in 1854. Southern America, Louisiana.
Once upon a time, 2,500,000 acres of tall wild grass, wild flowers.
Within this expanse, a small plantation town called St. Franci... Read More
 12 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Two Wild Buffalos from Baburnama

Painting
Artist: Mansur
Designer: Kanha
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1589
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper

The first Mughal emperor, Babur (reigned 1526–30), wrote memoirs that included precise descriptions of the animals and flowe... Read More
 12 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Indian Bull

Painting
19th century
Company School
Color and black on paper

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 11 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Pen-and-ink and wash by George Chinnery of an Indian villager with a bullock, dated between 1808 and 1822. Inscribed on front in ink is: 'Hindoo Costume from Nature. Chinnery.'

India has the largest number of cows and buffaloes in the world. Cows are regarded as sacred by the Hindus and are a sy... Read More
 11 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
Banning Jallikattu Will Decimate India’s Indigenous Cattle Breeds
By Himakiran Y Anugula
The Wire - 10/01/2017

Imagine this scene a few thousand years ago in the Indus Valley region. A group of herders out grazing a few hundred cattle, enjoying the warm sun on their backs with the occas... Read More
 16 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
A discovery that changed the antiquity of humankind who lived in Indian subcontinent
By T. S. Subramanian
The Hindu - May 27,2013

One hundred and fifty years ago, on May 30, 1863, young geologist Robert Bruce Foote bent down and picked up a stone tool on the Parade Ground at Pallavaram ... Read More
 16 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Prehistoric And Protohistoric Antiquities
By Robert Bruce Foote
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1916

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May 30, 1863 is a memorable date as it marks an important ... Read More
 13 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Cyclone Memoirs
Bay of Bengal Cyclone - August 21st - 28th, 1888
By J. Eliot
Published by The Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta - 1890

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Image:
Watercolour of Calcutta from the S... Read More
 13 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A practical guide to the climates and weather of India, Ceylon and Burmah and the storms of Indian seas, based chiefly on the publications of the Indian Meteorological Department
By Henry Francis Branford (1834-1893)
Published by Macmillan & Co., London - 1889

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 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Pair of Tibetan Cranes, after a 17th century original by Mansur, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1800.

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 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Himalayan blue-throated barbet, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, by Mansur, Mughal, first half 17th century.

Marks and inscriptions:

"amal-e nader al-asr Ostad Mansur naqqash Work of Wonder of the Age Ostad Mansur"

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 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Indian black buck, by Manohar, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1616.

The study of an Indian black buck being led by its keeper was painted by the Mughal court artist Manohar, who signed his work on the green ground at top and bottom of the painting. The posture of the keeper... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
A Zebra, by Mansur, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, 1621.

The zebra in this painting was presented to the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627) by Mir Ja'far who had acquired it from some Turks who had travelled to India from Africa. Jahangir wrote on the painting (in Persian, the... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Turkey cock, by Mansur, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1612

The painting of a North American turkey cock done for the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627) records its arrival at the court in 1612. Jahangir had asked his friend Muqarrab Khan to procure rarities of any kind at... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
A Himalayan Cheer Pheasant
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Mughal, ascribed to Mansur
c. 1620

Mansur is famous for his studies of birds, animals and flowers. He began his illustrious career during Akbar’s reign and continued to work in the royal library for Jahangir. He and other arti... Read More
 4 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Remarks on the uses of some of the Bazaar Medicines and Common Medical Plants of India
By Edward John Waring
Published by J&A Churchill, London - 1883

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 2 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Catalogue of plants in the Botanical Garden, Bangalore, and its vicinity.
Prepared by John Cameron
Superintendent
Printed at The Mysore Government Central Press, Bangalore - 1891

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 10 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
A woman milking a cow while a boy holds the calf
Painted on paper.
By Surendra Nath Kar
Bengal School
1920

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 10 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Manual of Indian Cattle and Sheep
By John Shortt
Published by Higginbotham & Co., Madras - 1889

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Image:
Follower of George Chinnery (British, 1774-1852)
Herders and their cattle at rest, Indi... Read More