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 26 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Asuf Gunj, Gulbarga - 1880

Photograph of a street scene in Gulbarga, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892', taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s. In the early 14th century the Deccan was occupied by Muhammad Tughluq (r.1325-51) who brought the entir... Read More
 13 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Panorama of Surat - 1830

Coloured aquatint of a panorama of Surat in three parts by Alfred Robert Freebairn (1794-1846) after Thomas Postans and dated 1830. Situated on a bend in the river Tapti, Surat was an important Mughal trading port from the late 16th to the late 18th centuries. In 1615 Si... Read More
 13 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tarikh-i-Sorath - A history of the provinces of Sorath and Halar in Kathiawad
Translated from Persian by Ranchodji Amarji, Divan of Junagadh
Preface by James Burgess
Published Trubner & Co., London - 1882

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 11 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Charm of Bombay - An anthology of writings in praise of the first city of India.
By R.P. Karkaria
Published by D.B. Taraporevala Sons & Co., Bombay - 1915

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A street in Bombay - 1867
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 11 May 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Bombay Harbour - January 1870

Water-colour painting of Mumbai Harbour by Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902) in January 1870. Inscribed on the back in pencil is: 'Bombay.'

Originally, Mumbai (Bombay) was composed of seven islands separated by a marshy swamp. Its deep natural harbour led the ... Read More
 11 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Water-colour painting of a landscape with rocky hills at Matheran, Bombay by Melville Clarke (1834-1878), c.1854. Inscribed on the reverse is: 'Matheran'.

This water-colour came from a collection depicting hill stations near Poona and may have been made while Clarke was on sick leave in 1854. He... Read More
 10 May 2015 Article/Essay
Essay - The story of Watson's Hotel, Bombay

Like a huge birdcage exhaled from the earth: Watson’s Esplanade Hotel, Bombay (1867-71) and its place in structural history.
By Jonathan Clarke
Published in Construction History, Volume 18 - 2002

“A traveller familiar with Bombay passed through it in ... Read More
 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Malabar Hill from Xavier's, Bombay
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay, The Said-Memon Street
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay Rampart Row, from Esplanade Hotel
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay, Yacht Club, Apollo Bunder and Harbour
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Malabar Hill - Panorama of Bombay from Ladies' Gymkhana
By Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Bombay and Western India - A Series of Stray Papers
By James Douglas
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Company, London - 1893
In Two Volumes

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay Watson's Esplanade Hotel
By Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 19 Mar 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Bangalore cartoonist draws 'good old days'
By Geeta Pandey
BBC News, Delhi - 18 March 2015

Indian cartoonist Paul Fernandes has drawn a series of watercolour cartoons depicting life in the southern city of Bangalore in the 1960s and 70s.

The series includes Bangalore's landmarks as wel... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Mysore: A Gazetteer compiled for Government
By Benjamin Lewis Rice (1837-1927)
Published by Archibald Constable and Co., London - 1897

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Nouvelle Carte D'une Grande Partie de la Presqu'Is... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Nandidrug (Bangalore) - 1790

Pen-and-ink and wash drawing of Nandidrug by an unknown artist, c.1790. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Nundedroog'; signed': P(?).C.'

Nandidrug is a hill-fort in Karnataka sited 4,851 feet above sea level. Composed chiefly of granite, gneiss and hornblen... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Nandidrug (Bangalore), with the batteries firing during the siege - 1791

Water-colour painting of the hill-fort of Nandidrug in Karnataka made during the siege of 1791 by Colin MacKenzie (1754-1821). Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'No.1. View of Nundidroog with the Batteries firing on... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
Nandidrug and the gate of the Temple of Nandi (Bangalore) - March 1834.

Pen-and-ink drawing by Philip Meadows Taylor of Nandi Drug and the gate of the Temple of Nandi, dated March 1834. Inscribed on back in ink and dated as above. Taylor was stationed at Hingoli from December 1832 to October 183... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Nandidrug (Nandi Hills, Bangalore) with three English soldiers in the foreground and two Indian horsemen in the middle distance. Between 1790 and 1792.

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing of Nandidrug with three English soldiers in the foreground and two Indian horsemen in the middle di... Read More