Rare Photographs
 20 Nov 2013 Rare Photographs
Close view from the south-west of the porch of Shaikh Salim Chishti's Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri - 1892

Photograph of Shaikh Salim Chisti's tomb at Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893. The palace-city complex at Fatehpur Sikri wa... Read More
 23 Oct 2013 Rare Photographs
Husainabad Imambara, Lucknow - 1870

This photograph by John Edward Saché (1870s) is from the Lee-Warner Collection. The Chhota Imanbara at Lucknow is also known as the Husainabad Imambara or Palace of Lights. It was built between 1837 and 1842 by Muhammed Ali Shah to serve as a mausoleum for h... Read More
 13 Oct 2013 Rare Photographs
Durga Temple
Benaras
ca. 1895 - ca. 1915

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 3 Oct 2013 Rare Photographs
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 3 Oct 2013 Rare Photographs
"I maintain that truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organi... Read More
 3 Oct 2013 Rare Photographs
Jiddu Krishnamurti during the annual Star Camp at Ommen, the Netherlands, on August 3, 1929.

Break with the past:

Over the next few years, Krishnamurti's new vision and consciousness continued to develop. New concepts appeared in his talks, discussions, and correspondence, together with an evol... Read More
 1 Oct 2013 Rare Photographs
Jiddu Krishnamurti (left) in conversation while the Theosophical Star Camp in Ommen, Netherlands, 1926.

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 1 Oct 2013 Rare Photographs
Dr.Annie Besant, President of the Theosophical Society, speaks at the Theosophists Star Camp in Ommen, Netherlands, in 1926. Inset: Rukmini Devi Arundale.

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 1 Oct 2013 Rare Photographs
Dr. Annie Besant (born 1st October 1847), English philosopher and feminist in a chat with a fellow member in the Theosophists Star Camp in Ommen, Netherlands, 1926. Besant was president of the Theosophical Society.

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 27 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Ruined temple at Rameswaram - 1890

Photograph of a temple at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, taken by Alexander Rea in c.1890, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The sacred Hindu island of Rameswaram is believed to be related to the story of Rama as narrated in the Ramayana; the pl... Read More
 27 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Unidentified ruins at Rameswaram - 1890

Photograph of a temple at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, taken by Alexander Rea in c.1890, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The sacred Hindu island of Rameswaram is believed to be related to the story of Rama as narrated in the Ramayana; t... Read More
 21 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of military offices in Fort St George, at Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in 1902. Madras was founded in 1639 by the British East India Company and was the first important English settlement in India... Read More
 14 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
A hand-coloured print of the Hindu College, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in c.1851-52. This is a general view of the classical main façade of the Hindu College. The college was founded in 1817 and the foundation commi... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy, Bombay - 1870

Head-and-shoulders carte-de-visite portrait of Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy , from the Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables, taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the early 1870s. Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy (d.1876) was a broker to several... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Cotton stacks and 'churka' or cotton gin in operation, Berar - 1866

Photograph of cotton stacks and a 'charka' or cotton gin in operation at Berar in India, taken by an unknown photographer in 1866, from the Archaeological Survey of Indian Collections. After photography was introduced into Ind... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
The native loom or Mag, Berar - 1866

Photograph of the native loom or Mag at Berar in Maharashtra, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1866, from the Archaeological Survey of India. The weaver sits with his legs in a type of hole which contains the lower portion of the machinery which he wo... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Laying warps for native cloth - 1895

Photograph of women laying out warps on the ground in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. The women shown here are unwinding spun thread into long lengths which will later be used to form the warp threads of weaving looms and s... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Man operating a silk loom, Ghotal, Midnapur - 1873

Photograph of a man operating a silk loom at Ghotal in Medinipur, Bengal, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1873, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This image was probably shown at an International Exhibition. The produ... Read More
 5 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Pumping Engine for Hydraulic cranes, Calcutta Docks - 1891

Photograph taken in 1891 by an unknown photographer of interior of the Hydraulic Engine House building. Hydraulic power was produced to move cranes and to drain the graving docks (dry docks), where ship repairs were carried out. The pu... Read More
 5 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Calcutta Docks, Engine House - 1890

Photograph taken in 1890 by an unknown photographer showing the hydraulic engine house at Kidderpore Docks. Hydraulic power was produced to move cranes and to drain the graving docks (dry docks), where ships repairs were carried out. The pumping engine house... Read More