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 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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 22 Oct 2016 Rare Photographs
Shrine at Haripur, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan - 1865

Photograph of a small shrine at Haripur, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. This temple has two cat-like stone figures guarding the steps. The town of Haripur was founded in 1822 ... Read More
 22 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Temple at Shivganga in the Salt Range of the Punjab, now in Pakistan - 1860

Pencil drawing of a temple at Shivganga in the Salt Range of the Punjab, now in Pakistan, by Sir Henry Yule, dated March 1860. The image is inscribed on the front in pencil: 'Ancient Buddhist portion of a Temple at Sheog... Read More
 22 Oct 2016 Rare Photographs
Rattan Chand's Temple, Lahore - 1880

Photograph of the temple of Rattan Chand at Lahore, Pakistan, taken by George Craddock in the 1880s, part of the Bellew Collection of Architectural Views. Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, is considered the cultural centre of Pakistan. Islam came here a... Read More
 21 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Multani Stories
Collected and translated by F.W. Skemp
Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, Lahore - 1917

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 20 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Bannu or Our Afghan Frontier
By Septimus Smet Thorburn (1844-1924)
Published by Turner & Co., London - 1876

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 20 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Pakistan - The Heart Of Asia
By Liaquat Ali Khan
Published by Harvard University Press - 1950

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 19 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Unexplored Baluchistan - A survey, with observations astronomical, geographical, botanical, etc., of a route through Mekran, Bashkurd, Persia, Kurdistan, and Turkey
By Ernest Ayscoghe Floyer (1852-1903)
Published by Griffith & Farran, London - 1882

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 19 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Across the Border or Pathan and Biloch
By Edward Emerson Oliver
Published by Chapman and Hall, London - 1890

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 19 Oct 2016 Rare Manuscripts
Rare Document:

Pakistan Declaration (titled Now or Never; Are We to Live or Perish Forever?) was a pamphlet written and published by Choudhary Rahmat Ali, on 28 January 1933, in which the word Pakstan (without the letter "i") was used for the first time and was presented in the Round Table confe... Read More
 19 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Thoughts On Pakistan
By B.R. Ambedkar
Published by Thacker and Company, Bombay - 1941

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 18 Oct 2016 Article/Essay
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Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India
By Venkat Dhulipala
Published by Cambridge University Press - 2015

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In his book on the idea of Pakistan, the historian Venkat Dhulipala argues t... Read More
 18 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book:
Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India
By Venkat Dhulipala
Published by Cambridge University Press - 2015

This book examines how the idea of Pakistan was articulated and debated in the public sphere and how popular enthusiasm ... Read More
 14 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia
By Peter Hopkirk
Published by Oxford University Press - 2001

For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth - Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia - fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those e... Read More
 14 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Shadow of the Great Game: The Untold Story of India's Partition
By Narendra Singh Sarila
Published by Harper Collins - 2009

The Shadow of The Great Game: The Untold Story of India's Partition provides a different perspective on the actual cause of the partition in India. The autho... Read More
 10 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Art of War : The oldest military treatise in the world
By Sun Tzu ( 6th Century B.C. )
Translated from the Chinese with introduction and critical notes by Lionel Giles.
Published by Luzac & Co., London - 1910

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 13 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Watercolour of the Kot at Kathmandu in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), c. 1850-1863. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'The Kôt at Katmandoo during the Dussera'.

The Durga puja (Dussehra) is the festival commemorating the victory of the godddess Durga over the buffalo-demon M... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
'Shoomoolaganese - a 'Deota Ke Mookan' Bhatgaon, built AD: 1696, built by Poorny Sing, a sewar. In it is a figure of Ganese' - 1857

Watercolour of the 'House of god' at Bhaktapur in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), c. 1850-1863. The image is inscribed: 'Shoomoolaganese - a 'Deota Ke... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Temple of ‘Ganese’ (Beegna Bunaik) on the right bank of the Baghmutty river, near Chobbar. - July 1857

Watercolour of the Jal Binayak temple at Chobar in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated July 1857. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'Temple of 'Ganese' (Beegna Bunaik) ... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Temple of Ganese (Ganese-Than) near Bhatgaon - 1856

Watercolour of the temple of Ganesha at Bhaktapur in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), c. 1850-1863. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'Temple of Ganese (Ganese-Than) near Bhatgaon'.

Dr Oldfield, who was Residency Surgeon at K... Read More