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 1 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
'Marche de Pondichery'.
Aquatint by Himely after Paris - 1850

Aquatint by Sigismond Himely (1801-1872) after Walter Paris (fl.1849-1891) of the market at Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, possibly published in c. 1850.

Source: National Library of Australia Read More
 23 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
TRICHINOPOLY
Madras District Gazetteers
By F.R. Hemingway
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Printing, Madras - 1907

Read book Online:

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Photograph, No. III 'The Rock through a Gap in the Fort Wall ... Read More
 20 Jan 2013 Video
Video:
The Benares of James Prinsep
A historical documentary
Directed by James Wills Ellison

Watch this video:

Part 1 -

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Part 2 -

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Buy this DVD:

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More at the 'The Benares of James Prinsep' website:

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 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
 15 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Seth Lachman Das Ghat, Mathura - 1903

Mathura, on the banks of the river Yamuna 150 kms south of Delhi, is a sacred city for Hindus. Established as far back as 600 BC, it was famous as an important city of the Kushana empire in the 1st century AD, and when the Chinese traveller HIUEN TSANG visit... Read More
 14 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
View of the Kundas or bathing places, Nasik - 1875

Photograph of a view of the Kundas or bathing places in Nasik. Nasik is one of the holy cities of Hinduism as it is believed to be one of the places where Rama spent his exile with Sita and Lakshmana. The town lies on both sides of the Godavar... Read More
 12 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Agra, 1860

This photograph shows a gateway known as the Hathi Pol (Elephant gateway). From it can be seen the Hiran Minar (Deer tower). There are two people underneath the gateway who give a sense of scale to the building.

This photograph shows a gateway at Fatehpur Sikri, a city built by t... Read More
 7 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Entrance to Sikh Temple, Amritsar - 1870

This temple, built by Guru Arjan Dev in the late sixteenth century represents the spiritual centre of the Sikh faith and draws devout pilgrims from all over the world. Here they experience darshan, an auspicious vision of the temple deity, receive relig... Read More
 4 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
H.H. the Maharaja's Palace, Trivandrum - 1895

Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of the Kaudiar Palace, Trivandrum of the Travancore Royal family. It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. George ... Read More
 4 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
The Maharaja's State Car, Trivandrum - 1900

Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of the Travancore Maharaja's State Carriage in Trivandrum. It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. George Nathani... Read More
 4 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Padmanabha Swamy Temple at Trivandrum - 1895

Photograph of the gopura of the Padmanabha Temple at Trivandrum, taken by Zachariah D'Cruz in the 1890s from the 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. This ancient Hindu temple is one of the greatest of Kerala and was patronised main... Read More
 16 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Tower of Silence, Bombay - 1860

Watercolour of the Tower of Silence in Bombay by Colonel Stevenson c.1860. Inscribed on the back in pencil is: 'Tower of Silence, India. Col. Stevenson'.

The Parsi community, followers of the ancient Zoroastrian faith from Persia, are thought to have arrived ... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Top of the Palace of the King in the Kaiser Pasand, Lucknow. View taken from the top of a three storey house - 1858

Photograph of the Kaisar Pasand taken by Robert and Harriet Tytler in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. A caption note accompanying this print continues, "The Palace, about ... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Taj of Agra from the land side - 1858

Part of a portfolio of photographs taken in 1858 by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, following the Uprising of 1857. The Taj Mahal was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Arjumand Banu Begum upon her death in 1631. ... Read More
 10 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Agra, India - 1906
By Albert Goodwin
Oil, pen & ink on canvas, 30 x 39 cm

Collection: Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery Read More
 10 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Evening in Benares, India - 1912
By William Rothenstein
Oil on canvas

Collection: Museums Sheffield Read More
 2 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Palace and the City, Udaipur - 1910

Photograph of City Palace from the 'Reading Collection: Views of Udaipur taken by an unknown photographer c.1910. The photograph is part of an album containing architectural and topographical views of sites in Rajasthan, mainly of Udaipur, originally in the ... Read More
 2 Aug 2012 Rare Photographs
Manmandil Ghat, Benares - 1869

Photograph from the riverbank looking towards the Observatory overlooking the ghat from 'Views of Benares, from the River Side' taken by Brajo Gopal Bromochary in 1869. "This Ghat is principally remarkable for the Old Observatory, situated upon the banks of the r... Read More
 6 Jul 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Seven Cities of Delhi
By Gordon Risley Hearn
Published by W. Thacker & Co., London - 1906

Read Book Online:

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Image:
Tombs near Delhi
19th century
Watercolor on paper
H: 20.5 W: 30.9 cm
Indi... Read More
 25 Jun 2012 Rare Paintings
The Divan-i Khass in the Palace in the Delhi Fort - 1817

Watercolour of the Divan-i Khass in the Palace in the Delhi Fort, by Ghulam 'Ali Khan, 1817. This drawing shows the red awnings and 'shamianas' fully rigged, a scene of vigorous activity beneath as a palanquin is prepared for the Emperor... Read More