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 23 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The majlis of Shaykh al-Mashayikh Nizam al-Din Awliya on a terrace at night.
Hyderabad, circa 1830

Gouache on paper, the names of the other khawajas, Hazrats and sheikhs written in nasta'liq script on painted surface, floral border with nasta'liq inscription at top.

Nizam al-Din Awliya (d. AH 7... Read More
 23 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A prince seated on a terrace holding a sarpech, with attendants standing behind.
Hyderabad, late 18th Century

Gouache and gold on paper, floral border, panel in upper border with inscription Aristu Jah Bahadur in nasta'liq script.

The figure is perhaps Ghulam Sayyid Khan, titled Aristu Jah (178... Read More
 22 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A calligraphic leaf with elaborate floral decoration, signed by Taj al-Din, a secretary employed in the protocol section of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad, early 20th Century

Persian manuscript and watercolour on paper, the stylised name of 'Ali in the centre surrounded by a floral border, s... Read More
 22 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Nizam, his history and relations with the British government
By Henry George Briggs (1824-1872)
Published by Bernard Quaritch, London - 1861
Volume 2

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 22 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Nizam, his history and relations with the British government
By Henry George Briggs (1824-1872)
Published by Bernard Quaritch, London - 1861
Volume 1

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 27 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Muhammad Adil Shah of Bijapur and his African Prime Minister Ikhlas Khan
Bijapur 1650-1675
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; border: paper embossed with gold

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 27 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Bijapur - The old capital of the Adil Shahi kings. A guide to its ruins with historical outline.
By Henry Cousens
Published by Thacker & Co., Poona - 1889

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 26 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Great Mosque in Gulbarga Fort - 1880

Photograph of the Jami Masjid in Gulbarga, Karnataka, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892', taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s. In the early 14th century the Deccan was occupied by Muhammad Tughluq (r.1325-51)... Read More
 26 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
BIDAR - Its history and monuments
By Ghulam Yazdani
Published by Oxford University Press, London - 1944

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 26 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Asuf Gunj, Gulbarga - 1880

Photograph of a street scene in Gulbarga, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892', taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s. In the early 14th century the Deccan was occupied by Muhammad Tughluq (r.1325-51) who brought the entir... Read More
 25 May 2015 New Books
New Book:
Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy
By Navina Najat Haidar and Marika Sardar
Published by MetPublications - 2015

The vast Deccan plateau of south-central India stretches from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the re... Read More
 25 May 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Move over, Mughals
By William Dalrymple
Times of India - May 17, 2015

Just as the Mughals dominated early modern India politically, controlling all the rich lands from Kandahar down to the Vindhyas, so until recently they have also dominated the work of both modern historians and schola... Read More
 25 May 2015 Rare Paintings
The House of Bijapur
Painting by Kamal Muhammad and Chand Muhammad (active 1680s)
Illustrated album leaf
ca. 1680
Deccan, Bijapur
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper

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 25 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Painted Cloth (Pichwai) Depicting the Celebration of the Festival of Cows
Late 18th–early 19th century
Deccan, India
Painted and printed gold and silver leaf, opaque watercolor on indigo-dyed cotton

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 23 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Antiquities of Bidar
By Ghulam Yazdani
Printed at The Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta - 1917

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 3 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
Still relevant even after 120 years!!...

Excerpt from 'A History of the Deccan' by J.D.B. Gribble, published by Luzac and Co., London - 1896

"I was first struck with the necessity of a work of this kind by a conversation with the son of a Hyderabad Nobleman who had just finished his studies in... Read More
 2 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of the Deccan.
By James Dunning Baker Gribble
Published by Luzac and Co., London - 1896

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Preface by the author written 1895:

..."I was first struck with the necessity of a work of ... Read More
 2 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of the Deccan.
By James Dunning Baker Gribble
Published by Luzac and Co., London - 1896

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Preface by the author written 1895:

..."I was first struck with the necessity of a work of ... Read More
 13 Sep 2013 Artefacts
Man's robe (jama), 17th century
India, Deccan, Burhanpur or Hyderabad
Cotton; painted, with applied gold leaf

The early Mughal rulers Akbar and Jahangir were interested in fashion stuffs, carpets, and ornamental textiles. Both emperors had a penchant for inventing new names for garments and ... Read More
 6 Aug 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Early History of the Dekkan down to the Mahomedan conquest
By Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar
Printed at The Government Central Press, Bombay - 1895

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Image:
A Jain yaksha and yakshi
Made of bron... Read More