New Books
 20 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Benares Illustrated by James Prinsep
By O.P. Kejariwal
Published by Viswavidyalaya Prakashan, Varanashi - 2002

For more than 150 years, there was no reprint of this fascinating work. a reprint was brought out in 1996 by the Vishwavidyalaya Prakashan of Benares . Sadly, it was of a... Read More
 16 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Mahakumbh: The Greatest Show on Earth
By J. S. Mishra
Published by Har-anand Publications - 2010

The book describes the various managerial dimensions and highlights the most intricate and subtle nuances that ensured the fool proof and fail-proof arrangements to cater to the basi... Read More
 14 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954
By Kama Maclean
Published by Oxford University Press - 2008

Today the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, is not merely a major Hindu religious pilgrimage but the largest religious gathering in the world. In 2001, according ... Read More
 10 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Illustrating India : The Early Colonial Investigations of Colin Mackenzie (1784-1821)
By Jennifer Howes
Published by Oxford University Press - 2010

Colin Mackenzie, the first Surveyor General of India, left behind a massive collection of manuscripts and drawings gathered between 1... Read More
 6 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Art and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1850-1922: Occidental Orientations
By Partha Mitter
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1994

An original study of the history of modern Indian art, this book tells the story of Indian art during the Raj, set against the interplay of colo... Read More
 2 Jan 2013 New Books
Excerpt from Dining With The Maharajas: Thousand Years Of Culinary Tradition by Roli Books

Dining with the Maharajas showcases the rich culinary traditions of the royal families of Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir, Jodhpur, Mahmudabad, Mysore, Patiala, Rampur, Sailana, Tripura and Udaipur, and, in... Read More
 2 Jan 2013 New Books
Book Review:
Kingdom of food
The Hindu - December 19, 2012

“Dining with the Maharajas” highlights the culinary traditions of Indian royal families

Highlighting the unwavering dedication of patrons of the royal families of India towards preserving their centuries old culinary traditions, R... Read More
 2 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Dining with the Maharajas: Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition
By Neha Prasada, Ashima Narain
Published by Roli Books, 2012

Book Summary:

The chefs of the Patiala royal household have more than 140 recipes for pulao in their repertoire. The Rampur royal family used to serve a ... Read More
 15 Nov 2012 New Books
New Book:
The Imperial Image
By Milo Cleveland Beach
Paintings for the Mughal Court
Publisher: Mapin

Books have been treasured for centuries in the Islamic world, as precious objects worthy of royal admiration. This was especially true in Muslim India, where generations of Mughal emperors commis... Read More
 9 Nov 2012 New Books
New Book:
Salabhanjika in Art Philosophy and Literature
By U.N.Roy
Published by Indian Press, Allahabad - 1979

Salabhanjika refers to the sculpture of a woman, displaying stylized feminine features, standing near a tree and grasping a branch.[1] The name of these figures comes from the Sanskrit ... Read More
 5 Nov 2012 New Books
New Book:
Indian Court Painting, 16th-19th century
By Steven Kossak
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - 1997

Paintings of extraordinary beauty and variety were made for the many royal courts of India during a golden age that unfolded in the sixteenth century and lasted w... Read More
 30 Oct 2012 New Books
New Book:
The Complete Taj Mahal
By Ebba Koch
Published by Thames & Hudson - 2012

Book Summary:
The Taj Mahal is the masterpiece of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Yet until now, there has been no full analysis of its architecture and meaning. The lost world o... Read More
 26 Oct 2012 New Books
New Book:
The Emperors' Album: Images of Mughal India
By Stuart Cary Welch, Annemarie Schimmel, Marie L. Swietochowski, and Wheeler M. Thackston
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - 1987

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 1 Aug 2012 New Books
Book Review:
Mathematics in India. Princeton University Press: Princeton, 2008.
By Kim Plofker

Reviewed by David Mumford, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University and winner of the Fields Medal – the most prestigious prize in mathematics.

Did you know that Vedic priests were using ... Read More
 1 Aug 2012 New Books
New Book:
Mathematics in India
By Kim Plofker
Publisher: Hindustan Book Agency - 2012

Summary:
Based on extensive research in Sanskrit sources, Mathematics in India chronicles the development of mathematical techniques and texts in South Asia from antiquity to the early modern period. Kim ... Read More
 25 Jun 2012 New Books
New Book:
Delhi 360: Mazhar Ali Khan's view from the Lahore Gate (Hardcover)
By J. P Losty
Publisher: Roli Books - 2011

Book Summary:
Made in 1846, the painting commonly known as ‘The Delhi Panorama’ by the famous topographical artist Mazhar Ali Khan is the finest artistic rendering of Shahjaha... Read More
 20 Jun 2012 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
The Anthropology of Numbers
By Thomas Crump
Published by Cambridge University Press - 1997

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The LOKAVIBHAGA is a Jain cosmological text originally composed in Prakrit by a Digambara monk, Sarvanandi,[1] surviving in a Sanskrit version co... Read More