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 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Seringapatam - Past and Present
By Col.G.B.Malleson
Published by Higginbotham & Co., Madras - 1876

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Image:
SERINGAPATAM 1850s-1890s

Salt print, two albumen prints, and a gelatin silver print, ... Read More
 8 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

Indian Pictures
Drawn with pen and pencil
By the Rev. W. Urwick
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1881 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Article/Essay
Historical Notes:
Astronomical significance of the Gavi Gangadhareshvara Temple in Bangalore
By Jayanth Vyasanakere, K. Sudeesh and B.S. Shylaja
Published by the Current Science Association, Bangalore - 2008

The passage of the setting sun through the cave of Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple on ... Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Temple near Bangalore with Nandidrug in the distance - 1792
By Thomas Daniell

Pencil and wash drawing of the temple near Bangalore with Nandidrug in the distance, dated 1 May 1792. Inscribed on back in ink is: '13. Near Bangalore'; in pencil: 'Near Bangalore. Nundyroog in the distance. No. 18... Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
View near Bangalore - 1808

Plate 17 from the fifth set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery' called 'Antiquities of India.' The group of structures in this print are close to the GANGADHARESHVARA TEMPLE, south of Bangalore. The Daniells wrote, 'The neighbourhood of Bangalore is re... Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Article/Essay
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Bangalore

As if making monolithic rock-cut temples is not complex enough, ancient Indian architects and stone cutters outclassed themselves when making the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple in 9th century AD. The temple has been planned in a such a way that sunrays illum... Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
The Gavi Gangadhareshvara Temple, Bangalore - 1804

Plate nineteen in 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter. This aquatint is based on a picture by Hunter, and contrary to its assigned title -'A Moorish Mosque At Bangalore', represents a Hindu temple.

The GANGADHARESHVA... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 New Books
New Book:
Madras Miscellany
By Muthiah S
Published by Westland & Tranquebar Press - 2011

Madras Miscellany has, over that decade, created an awareness and a greater appreciation of the significant past of Madras and of the events and the people who over the years made Madras ?the first c... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of a European house in Madras (Chennai) with a palanquin and carriage at the door and a watercarrier in the foreground by Justinian Gantz(1802-1862) in 1832. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Just Gantz 1832.' Justinian Gantz, eldest son of John Gantz, is described in the 'E... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of a European house in Madras (Chennai) by Justinian Gantz (1802-1862) in 1841. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Madras, 1841.' Justinian Gantz, eldest son of John Gantz, is described in the 'East India Register' as 'Miniature Painter'. He married Ann Philipina Martin at Bl... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of the Merchants' buildings at Chennai (Madras) by John Gantz in 1829. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'J. Gantz & Son. 1829.' John Gantz, probably of Austrian extraction, was employed as a draftsman and surveyor by the East India Company from about 1800 to 1803, eventually... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour of the general view of temples at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, by John Gantz, c. 1825. Inscribed: 'N.' 'Easterly View of the Village Pagodas and adjacent Mountain Mahabalipoorum from an Original sketch by Mr Braddock. J. Gantz'.

John Gantz (1772-1853) and his son Justinian ran a lit... Read More
 13 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Panoramic view of new and old Delhi and the surrounding country.

From the book:
The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East - From the earliest times to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859
By Edward Henry Nolan
Published by James S.Virtue, London - 1858
Volu... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Plate twenty two in 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter - 1804.

This aquatint is based on a picture by Hunter showing a temple at Sriperumbudur. The famous 11th Century Vaishnava philosopher, Ramanuja, was from this place. A shrine dedicated to him is inside the temp... Read More
 6 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
General view of Seetabaldee, or Nagpur, Central India - 1860

This view of Nagpur was taken in the 1860s by an unknown photographer. The modern city was established in the eighteenth century. However, the earlier history of the district is obscure with elements that can be dated as far back as ... Read More
 16 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the Palace, Trivandrum taken by an unknown photographer in the 1900s. The photograph is from an album containing views of various locations in India, formerly in the collection of Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, (1850-1916), who was Commander in Chief o... Read More
 16 Dec 2013 New Books
New Book:
H.H. Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma
Travancore : The Footprints Of Destiny : My Life and Times Under the Grace of Lord Padmanabha
As told to Uma Maheswari
Published by Konark Publishers - 2011

Travancore: the Footprints of Destiny is an unusual work among the chronicles of the amazin... Read More
 14 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
View looking north from the Khwabagh, showing the Panch Mahal and the Diwan-i-Khas, Fatehpur Sikri - 1893

Photograph of the Diwan-i-Khas at Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893. This view looks due north from the Khwabagh (H... Read More
 14 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
General view of the Astrologer's Seat from the Pachchisi Court, Fatehpur Sikri - 1893

Photograph of the Astrologer's Seat, Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, Edmund William Smith in 1893. The city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556... Read More