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 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)

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 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
 7 Jan 2016
Pencil drawing of Parbati Hill near Pune in Maharashtra by George Boyd (1800-1850) dated to between 1821 and 1844. This is one of 95 drawings (90 folios) chiefly of landscapes and monuments in the Deccan, West India and Afghanistan.

A long series of steps and ramps leads to the top of hill on wh... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Water-colour painting of the Palace of the Peshwas and temple of Parvati at Poona (Pune) by Stanley Leighton (1837-1901), 3 January 1868. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Temple of Parvati & ruined Palace of the Peshawurs - Poonah. 3rd. Jan. 1868. S.L.'

Pune is situated near to the Western ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the Peshwa's Palace in Pune (Poona) - 1860, Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. In the centre of the old city of Pune, the imposing walls of the Shaniwarwada palace is all that is left of the royal residence of the Peshwas. The pal... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
The Great Mosque and its gateway at Fathpur Sikri from the south-east - 1814

Watercolour of the Jami Masjid and Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Tughlikabad to Secundra Vol. VIII' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
View of one side of the main street in the Indian city of Patna - 1814

Watercolour of street scene in Patna from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Patna to Benares Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-Genera... Read More
 28 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
History of Gingee and its Rulers
By C. S. Srinivasachari
Published by The Annamalai Univesity, Madras - 1943

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Photograph of the Kalyana Mahal at Gingee in Tamil Nadu from the 'Archaeol... Read More
 25 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Madura - Gazetteer
By W. Francis
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1906
Gazetteer

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1719 Carte Nouvelle des Terres de Cucan, de Canara, de Malabar, de Madura, et d... Read More