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 29 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
View in Southern India, with a Warrior outside his Hut - 1815
By George Chinnery, 1774–1852, British

Oil on canvas

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 29 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Tomb of Sher Shah, Sasaram, Bihar - 1790
D. Robert, active ca. 1775–1800,

Oil on canvas

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 26 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Ruins of the Naurattan, Sasaram, Bihar - 1811
By Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840
Oil on canvas

Inscription: Signed and dated, lower right: "T Daniell | 1811"

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 25 Jun 2014 Rare Photographs
Main facade of the Jami Masjid, Jaunpur - 1870

This photograph is a very oblique view taken from the north-west corner of the court, looking towards the high arch of the main facade of the 'jami masjid' or congregational mosque in Jaunpur. Jaunpur lies some 58 kilometres to the north of the fame... Read More
 23 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Happy Valley - Sketches of Kashmir & the Kashmiris
By William Wakefield
Published by Samson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London - 1879

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 23 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Jummoo and Kashmir Territories: A Geographical Account
By Frederic Drew
Published by Edward Stanford, London - 1875

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 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
View on the Ganges
By British School

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 15 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour, Mosque of Aurangzeb, Ganges, Benares, William Simpson, 1864.

The watercolour depicts the Mosque of Aurangzeb and Panchganga Ghat from the Ganges.

William Simpson was born on 28 October 1823 in Glasgow. Following a seven-year apprenticeship with a specialist lithographic firm, he mo... 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
 27 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
'Toolsesham in the Gheer. Kattywar. Hot Springs, 6th April 1869'

Water-colour painting of a temple with hot springs in Kathiawar by John Frederick Lester (1825-1915), 6th April 1869. This image is from an album of 30 watercolours made between 1865 and 1877 in Kathiawar, Bombay, Poona, Mahabalesh... Read More
 18 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
South view of Shahabad, Jhalawar - 1818

Water-colour drawing of Shahabad in Jalawar by an anonymous artist in 1818.

Inscribed on the front in ink is: b. 'Shahabad Town from the Ghaut to the Southward.' A gazetteer of 1857 describes the town as follows: 'Shahabad, in the Rajpoot territory of Jha... Read More
 18 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour drawing of a view of the town of Shahabad (Kotah, formerly Jhalawar) by an anonymous artist in c.1818. Inscribed below the drawing is: 'Shahabad. No. 11.'

This work forms part of the Marquess of Hastings collection. He was the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief fro... Read More
 18 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
The town and lake at Jhalrapatan (Jhalawar), with a sepoy and peasants working an irrigation system in the foreground - 1818

Watercolour drawing of the town and lake at Jhalrapatan (Jhalawar) in Rajasthan, done by an anonymous artist in c. 1818. Inscribed below: 'A view of the Lake and Town of J... Read More
 4 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Annals of Rural Bengal
By William Wilson Hunter
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1868

Book Excerpt:

The famine of 1770 was therefore a one year's famine, caused by the general failure of the December harvest in 1769, and intensified by a partial failure of the cr... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour view of a waterfall at Sivasamudram by Justinian Gantz (1802-1862) in 1833. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Just Gantz. 1833'; on the back in ink: 'The Great Fall of the Western branch of the Cavary at Shevasamadroo.'

The Cauvery or Kaveri is a sacred river in southern India. I... Read More
 22 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Malabar and its folk
By T. K. Gopal Panikkar
With an introduction by the Rev. F. W. Kellet.
Published by G.A. Natesan & Co., Madras - 1900


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 21 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Land of Charity - A descriptive account of Travancore and its people
By Rev.Samuel Mateer
Published by John Snow and Co., London - 1871

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 16 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
TRAVANCORE
By Mahadev Desai
Published by Navjivan Karyalaya, Ahmedabad - 1937

"I verily believe that when all else about Travancore is forgotten, this one act of the Maharajah - "the Proclamation" will be remembered by future generations with gratitude".
- Gandhiji


"The Proc... Read More
 20 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
On the Coromandel Coast, South India
by William Havell


Date painted: 1821
Oil on canvas, 69 x 86 cm

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 16 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
SOUTHERN INDIA
By Fanny Emily Penny
Painted by Lady Annie Allen Cunard Lawley
Published by A. & C. Black, London - 1914


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