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 10 Oct 2016 Rare Books
Digital Rare Book:
Trichinopoly Gazetteer
By F.R. Hemingway
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1907

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Volume 1
Publisher Madras : Superintendent, Govt. Press

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The Rock and Temple of T... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
The Market Place of Trichinopoly showing officers of the Madras Light Infantry, 1800.

Oil on canvas by Philip Le Couteur (1777-1807), 1800.

Trichinopoly (Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu) is situated on the bank of the River Cauvery (Kaveri) about 56 miles (90km) from the sea, south-west of Madras... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
South View of Bangalore - 1792

Ink wash drawing made of a south view of Bangalore with the fortress in the distance by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. It is part of a series of 22 loose drawings together with a map and three plans completed by Home when he accompanied the British army under Cor... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
North view of Bangalore from the pettah, shewing the curtain and bastions that were breached - 1792

Etching with line-engraving of a north view of Bangalore from the Pettah by Burnet Reading after sketches Robert Home (1752-1834) had made when he had accompanied the troops in Lord Cornwallis's c... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
East View of Bangalore with the Cypress Garden (Lal Bagh) - 1792

Wash drawing showing Bangalore with the Cypress Garden by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. This is one of a series of 22 loose drawings together with a map and three plans completed by Home when he accompanied the British army unde... Read More
 6 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
View of Bombay, from Malabar Hills, with the Island of Caranjah and part of the Indian Continent in the distance - 1813

Plate twenty-two from the first volume of James Forbes'"Oriental Memoirs". Forbes(1749-1819)had arrived in Bombay in 1766 and spent eighteen years of his working-life in this r... Read More
 17 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
Painting of Benares on the banks of the Ganges, by William Carpenter, watercolour on paper, India, 1856.

This is a view of the ?ghats? or bathing places below Aurangzeb's mosque at the city of Benares (now Varanasi) as seen from the River Ganges, with pilgrims bathing and praying.

William Carpe... Read More
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
Lucknow - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 19 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. Lucknow, situated on the river Gumti in Uttar Pradesh, was ruled by the Nawabs of Oudh (Avadh). Lord Dalhousie's annexation of Avadh in 1856 and the exile of the last Nawab, Wajid Ali Sh... Read More
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
The Chitpore Road, Calcutta - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 3 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. This is a a Bazaar or line of native shops along the Chitpore Road in Calcutta, leading northwards to Cossipore, Dum Dum and Barrackpore. Many different nationalities ... Read More
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
A street in Bombay - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 4 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The artist depicts the teeming street of the bustling city of Bombay (Mumbai), a hub of India trade. A distinct feature of the architecture was the elaborate red-and-green colo... Read More
 2 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Evening in Benares, India

By William Rothenstein (1872?1945)

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 2 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Bathing at Benares
By Anthony John Plowden Eyton (b.1923)

Credit: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Read More
 2 Jun 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Kashi the city illustrious, or Benares
By Edwin Greaves
Published by The Indian Press, Allahabad - 1909

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The Ghauts of Benares
By William Hodges (1744?1797)

Credit : Royal Academy of Arts Read More
 30 May 2016 Rare Paintings
A view of the river bank at Benares, including the Mir Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Jalsain Ghat - 1790

Watercolour showing a view of the river bank at Varanasi (Benares) in Uttar Pradesh, including the Mir Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Jalsain Ghat by an anonymous artist working in the Murshidabad style, c.... Read More
 23 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
View of Mysore - 1823

Water-colour painting of Mysore by Neil Cormack (fl. 1814-1837) dated to either 1823 or between 1831 and 1837, during Cormack's residence in South India. Inscribed on the back in ink is: 'Mysore from the Tank. Neil Cormack.'

Mysore is situated in a valley in Karnataka in s... Read More
 2 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Guide Book of Bangalore - 1963
Published by Parathasarathy and Co., Bangalore - 1963

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 2 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Catalogue of plants in the Botanical Garden, Bangalore, and its vicinity.
Prepared by John Cameron
Superintendent
Printed at The Mysore Government Central Press, Bangalore - 1891

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 2 Feb 2016 Rare Maps
Survey of the boundaries of Purgunna of Bangalore - 1800

Copyright ? The British Library Board Read More
 2 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Gazetteer of Bangalore
Published by Government of India, Bangalore - 1875

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The Residency, Bangalore - 1870
View of the Residency, Bangalore from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of ... Read More
 2 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
In 1880s, people were coaxed to move out of city to Malleswaram, Bangalore

MALLESWARAM: Did you know that Malleswaram got its pin code 560003 because it was the third `extension' created out of the old city? Or that the temple after which it was named contains an outcrop indicating it w... Read More