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 26 Mar 2017 Article/Essay
Article:
India's first aviator Prof.Setti's contributions hover around Mysore
By Dr.Anantha Krishnan M.
Published in Star of Mysore

Did you know that India’s first aviator was from Mysore?

In this article, Dr. Anantha Krishnan M. throws light on the contributions of Prof. Venkata Subba Setti... Read More
 16 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Robert Bruce Foote: The father of India’s prehistory
By Deepa Kandaswamy
Live Mint - 16 December 2016

In the mid-19th century, Foote almost single-handedly tried to reconstruct India's unwritten past.

In 1859, Charles Darwin published the theory of natural selection in his book, “Ori... Read More
 25 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The life and life work of J.N. Tata
By Sir Dinshaw Edulji Wacha (1844-1936)
Published by Ganesh & Co., Madras - 1915

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 10 Oct 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Chanakya and Machiavelli – Two Realists in Comparison
By Jaideep A.Prabhu

“Politics,” Ronald Reagan once said, “is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” Today, the former US president’s words m... Read More
 28 Aug 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Eminent Orientalists: Indian, European, American
First published in 1922

Sir Willam Jones
Sir Charles Wilkins
Henry T. Colebrooke
Horace Hayman Wilson
James Fergusson
Dr. Rajendralal Mitra
Kashinath Trimbak Telang
Dr. Buhler
Sir Monier Monier Willams
Friedrich Max Mueller
John... Read More
 15 Aug 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Prophets of the New India
By Romain Rolland
Translated by E.F. Malcolm-Smith
Published by Cassell and Co., London - 1930

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Painting of Ramakrishna by Franz Dvorak (1862-1927) Read More
 7 Jun 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hymns of the Tamil Saivite Saints
By Francis Kingsbury and Godfrey Edward Phillips
Published by Association Press, Calcutta - 1921

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The Hindu Saint Manikkavacakar
India, Tamil Nadu, early 12... Read More
 6 Jun 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Stories of Indian Saints
Translation of Mahipati's 'Bhaktavijaya' in Marathi
By Dr.Justin E Abbott and Pandit Narhar R. Godbole
First published in 1933
Volume Two

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 9 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Heritage champion of Rakhigarhi

Meet Wazir Chand - The scientific community has intervened very late at Rakhigarhi. The villagers had been selling finds from this site to bounty hunters for the past 20 years. Wazir Chand was one local resident who didn't sell, but built up a collection which he ... Read More
 9 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
England's First Non-European Civil Servant
By Jennifer Howes

This portrait is of Raja Ram Roy, the first non-European to be employed within the British Civil Service. When he arrived in Europe in 1831, it was never his intention to work in London. However, circumstances altered the fortun... Read More
 9 Aug 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The last days in England of Rajah Rammohun Roy
By Mary Carpenter
Published by E.T.Whitfield, London - 1875

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 8 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The World's Parliament of Religions
An illustrated and popular story of the World's first parliament of religions, held in Chicago in connection with the Columbian exposition of 1893
By John Henry Barrows
Published by The Parliament Publishing Company, Chicago - 1893
Volume 2
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 8 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The World's Parliament of Religions
An illustrated and popular story of the World's first parliament of religions, held in Chicago in connection with the Columbian exposition of 1893
By John Henry Barrows
Published by The Parliament Publishing Company, Chicago - 1893
Volume 1
... Read More
 22 May 2015 Article/Essay
Ghulam Yazdani - The first man to photograph Ajanta.

Ghulam Yazdani, OBE (22 March 1885 - 13 November 1962) was an Indian archaeologist who was one of the founders of the Archaeological Department of His Exalted Highness The Nizam's Dominions (Hyderabad State). He also edited the Arabic and Pers... Read More
 28 Apr 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Why India Must Celebrate Shankara
By Suhas Mahesh

One of India's greatest philosophers, and a poet of the first order, Śankara is the personification of the distilled essence of Hindusim.

मा गच्छ त्वमितस्ततो गिरिश भो मय्येव ... Read More
 24 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Personality:
A.A. Krishnaswami Ayyangar was born in a traditional Vaishnavaite family. He studied at Pachaiappas College, Chennai (Madras), and was awarded his M.A. in Mathematics in 1911 when he was 18 years old. He was then appointed to teach mathematics at Pachaiappas College and he taught the... Read More
 12 Jul 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Songs of Kabir
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore
Published by The Macmillan Company, New York - 1915

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 26 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Agastya in the Tamil land
By K.N. Sivaraja Pillai
Published by The University of Madras - 1923

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Agastya Muni
By Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840 and
William Daniell, 1769–1837

Brown wash ... Read More
 29 May 2014 New Books
New Book:
Veer Savarkar - Father of Hindu Nationalism
By Jaywant Joglekar
Published by the Author - 1983

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 29 May 2014 Video
Movie:
VEER SAVARKAR

Veer Savarkar is a Hindi language Indian film based on the life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. This version was released on DVD format. This film was produced by Savarkar Darshan Prathisthan, under the president-ship of Sudhir Phadke. It premiered on November 16, 2001, in Mumb... Read More