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 28 May 2014 Rare Photographs
Photo Feature:
When New Delhi was new: archival images of the Capital under construction.

Rare images of Delhi's great buildings taking shape.

Delhi is in flux this week as new ministers settle into offices in North and South Block and move into their stately bungalows. The buildings they occup... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Dashashvamedha Ghat, Benares - 1796

Plate 16 from the first set of Thomas Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' Dasasvamedha Ghat is one of the five most sacred places of pilgrimage in Benares as it is believed that it was here the god Brahma performed ten ('das') horse-sacrifices ('asva-medha') for kin... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Photographs
View of the Dashashvamedha Ghat from the Kitchener of Khartoum Collection: 'Views of Benares. Presented by the Maharaja of Benares' by Babu Jageswar Prasad in 1883.

Dashashvamedha Ghat, on the River Ganges at Varanasi, is one of the busiest of the cities many ghats, where residents and pilgrims... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Dasashvamedh Ghat and the temples just downstream, Benares - 1814

Watercolour of Varanasi's Dashashvamedh Ghat on the Ganges river 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 Hastin... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Dashashvamedh Ghat, Benares - 1834

Plate 7 from the third part of James Prinsep's 'Benares Illustrated'. Prinsep (1799-1840), an antiquary and colonial administrator was assay master at the Benares Mint between 1820-30. The lithographs published in this collection were based on his original sket... Read More
 27 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Mahabaleshwar
By Rao Bahadur D.B. Parasnis
Published by Lakshmi Art Printing Works, Bombay - 1916

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 27 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Mahabaleshwar - 1860

Photograph with scenic vista of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. Mahabaleshwar, at 4500 ft in the Sahyadri hills, is the largest and most popular hill-station in Western India, although subject to extrem... Read More
 27 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
'Mahableshwar. Church and Beckwith Monument. Sketch from a point off the road near the Lake. 23rd November 1871'.

Water-colour painting of Mahabaleshwar by John Frederick Lester (1825-1915), 23rd November 1871. This image is from an album of water-colours made between 1865 and 1877 in Kathiawar,... Read More
 25 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Bombay. Bullock Raikla with Indian passengers
ca.1870
Pen, ink and watercolour
Maharashtra, India

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 25 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Poona Guide and Directory
Published by F.S. Jehangir, Poona - 1922

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Bund Gardens, Poona
1850s to 1870s
Photographed by Francis Frith, born 1822 - died 1898

Whole-plate albumen prin... Read More
 25 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A local history of Poona and its battlefields
By Col.L.W. Shakespear
Published by Macmillan & Co., London - 1916

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North-east view of the temples of Parbati with the nearby Parbati tank i... Read More
 24 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Parbati Temple, Poona
1850s to 1870s
Photographed by Francis Frith, born 1822 - died 1898

Whole-plate albumen print from wet collodion glass negative

Francis Frith was one of the most successful commercial photographers from the 1850s and 1860s. He also established what was to become the larges... Read More
 24 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
A pan shop and Muslim dealer in piece-goods, India, 1855
Painting by a British artist; William Carpenter

This painting depicts two shops, the one on the left selling paan (a type of digestive made from the betel nut and chewed after meals), the one on the right owned by a Muslim dealer in piece ... Read More
 23 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Poona in Bygone Days
By Rao Bahadur Dattatraya Balvanta Parasnis
Published by Times Press, Bombay - 1921

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Water-colour view of Pune (Poona) from the bank of the river by George Rowley (... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Malabar Point and Back Bay, Bombay - 1855

A photograph of Malabar hill, Bombay from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1855. Malabar hill, near Bombay is 180 feet high and forms a peninsula enclosing Back Bay to the north. Today, the Hill and t... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Bombay, from Malabar Hill - 1855

A photograph of a view of Bombay from Malabar Hill from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1855. Originally, Bombay was composed of seven islands separated by a marshy swamp. It?s deep natural harbour led the Po... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Walkeshwar, Bombay - 1855

A photograph of the Walukeshwar temple in Maharashtra from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1860. The kings of the Silhara dynasty who ruled Bombay from the 9th to the 13th Centuries originally built Walkeshar Temple... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Essay:
Malabar Hill and the Pirates of Malabar
From 'Maddys Ramblings'

A cursory look at the name of one of the costliest bits of real estate in Bombay (nowadays called Mumbai) signifies its relationship to the South West coastal area of Malabar. There is a reason to that, and I thought I would ... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Malabar Hill, Bombay
1850s to 1870s
By Francis Frith, born 1822 - died 1898

Whole-plate albumen print from wet collodion glass negative.

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 19 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
View eastwards from the steps behind Mount Mary Church, Bandra, Bombay, by William Carpenter, painting, watercolour on paper, India, 1850

In this view, the new Mahim Causeway linking the Bombay (Mumbai) and Salsette islands is visible in the middle distance. The ghats of mainland Bombay are in t... Read More