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 4 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Forgotten Empire (Vijayanagar): A contribution to the history of India
By Robert Sewell
Published by Swan Sonneneschein & Co., Ltd., London - 1900

A translation of the "Chronica dos reis de Bisnaga" written by Domingos Paes and Fernão Nunes about 1520 and 1535, respectively... Read More
 3 Feb 2016 New Books
New Book:
Hampi Vijayanagara
By John M Fritz and George Michell
Published by Jaico - 2014

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Journey into the high seat of one of the most celebrated empires of South India, into a world where the natural wonders of rock and stone combine with the long forgott... Read More
 3 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
Vijayanagara, earliest example of imperial city: George Michell
By Mahim Pratap Singh
The Hindu - January 21, 2014

The history of the Vijayanagar empire, ruins of which now house Hampi, is dotted with several interesting episodes, some of which were dwelt upon by renowned architect-acad... Read More
 3 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
The most exhaustive work ever undertaken on Vijayanagara yet:

VIJAYANAGARA RESEARCH PROJECT

“The city is such that the pupil of the eye has never seen a place like it, and ear of intelligence has never been informed that existed anything to equal it in the World.”
- Abdul Razaak, 1443

Li... Read More
 18 Dec 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Studies in Tamil Literature and History
By V.R.Ramachandra Dikshitar
Published by University of Madras -1936

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Gouache painting on paper from an album of eighty-two paintings of Hindu dei... Read More
 17 Dec 2015 Rare BOOKS
New Book:
Siva Temples of South India
Compiled by R.K.Periwal
Published by Moorlidhar Mohanlal Saraf Charitable Trust, Calcutta - 1995

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Drawing by F. Swain Ward in c.1762 of the temple at Chidambaram in T... Read More
 11 Dec 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE EARLY TAMILS
Based on the Synchronistic Tables of their Kings, Chieftains and Poets appearing in the Sangam Literature.
By K.N.Sivaraja Pillai
Senior Lecturer in Tamil, University of Madras
Published by University of Madras - 1932

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 9 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Krishna Rajamannar with His Wives, Rukmini and Satyabhama, and His Mount, Garuda
India, Tamil Nadu, late 12th-13th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

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 9 Dec 2015
Siva

Chola period
940-950 (circa)
Thanjavur

A bronze sculpture of a seated figure of the Hindu god Siva. He has four arms and carries a parasu (axe) in his proper right rear hand, a mrga (deer) in his proper left rear hand, a naga (cobra) in his proper left fore hand and he holds his proper rig... Read More
 9 Dec 2015 New Books
New Book:
Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa: Reflections on the Chola Naval Expeditions to Southeast Asia
By Hermann Kulke, K Kesavapany, Vijay Sakhuja
Published by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies - 2009

The expansion of the Cholas from their base in the Kaveri Delta saw this growing power subdu... Read More
 9 Dec 2015 Artefacts
Seal of the Chola King Rajendra I (reigned 1012-1044)
India, Tamil Nadu, 1012-1044

Seal
Copper alloy

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 11 Apr 2015 Video
Video lecture:
Vidya Dehejia on Chola Bronzes

Art historian Vidya Dehejia illuminates the Asia Society Museum exhibition Devotion in South India: Chola Bronzes in this slide lecture. (57 min.)

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 10 Apr 2015 New Books
New Book:
Art of the Imperial Cholas
By Vidya Dehejia
Published by Columbia University Press - 2013

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This book is adapted from a series of lectures given by the author at the Asia Society in 19... Read More
 26 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Tremal Naig's Choultry, Madura - 1798

Plate18 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'. The Pudu Mandapa is outside the east gate of the Minakshi temple at Madurai. Built by Tirumala Nayak in 1635 as a choultry or reception hall for pilgrims, it is a long hall with ... Read More
 2 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Kadamba Kula
A History of ancient and medieval Karnataka
By George M.Moraes
Published by B.X.Furtado & Sons, Bombay - 1931

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Symbol of Kadamba Dynasty
Sculpture depicts an elephant trampl... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Two holy men and two equestrian figures. Wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801

Water-colour drawing of two holy men and two equestrian figures painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi in Karnataka, from an album of 56 sheets of drawings (60 folios) mainly of miscellaneous a... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A procession featuring a guru being carried in a palanquin.

Wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801.

Water-colour drawing with pen-and-ink dated January 1801 of a guru surrounded by devotees painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi in Karnataka, from an album of 56 sheet... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A guru surrounded by devotees, depicted in a wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801.

‘Painting on the Roof of the Jungum Mutt at Anagoondy.’

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing date January 1801, of a guru surrounded by devotees painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anego... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
Anegundi: Of history and mysticism
By S V Upendra Charya
Deccan Herald

The very first capital of Vijayanagar dynasty, Anegundi was also the capital of several dynastic rulers. This region was ruled by the Shahi dynasty of Bijapur, Moghuls, Marathas and also Tipu Sultan during the 16th, ... Read More
 25 Sep 2010 Rare Paintings
The Great Pagoda, Tanjore -1798

Plate 24 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'. The Brihadishvara Temple of Thanjavur was patronised by Rajaraja I of the Chola dynasty around AD 1000-10 and is one of the greatest architectural achievements of South India. The t... Read More