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 25 May 2021 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Grand Mogul Imperial Painting in India - 1600-1660
By Milo Cleveland Beach
Published by Sterling and Francine Clark Art institute, Massachusetts - 1978

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Mugh... Read More
 25 May 2021 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Imperial Image - Paintings for the Mughal court
By Milo Cleveland Beach
Published by Freer Gallery of Art, Washington - 1981

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Introduction

THE ART OF THE BOOK

In Musl... Read More
 20 Nov 2020 Sculpture
The Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon Buffalo Mahishasura
12th century
India (Himachal Pradesh, probably Chamba Valley)

Functioning as an altar shrine, complete with a lustration basin, this icon depicts the goddess Durga in the act of conquering the demon buffalo Mahisha. Durga crushes the b... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Article/Essay
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Essay:
Navaratri Reflection On 2,000-Year-Old Tamil Verses In Praise Of Durga
by Dr Kanniks Kannikeswaran
Published in Swarajya - Oct 24, 2020

If you wish to know how Tamil culture richly contributed to Devi worship, then a stud... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Sculpture
The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahisasura Mardini)
10th century
India (Rajasthan)

The multi-armed Durga tramples the slain buffalo with her raised leg while plunging her trident into the human form of the demon Mahisha seen emerging from the neck of the beast. Her vehicle, the... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Sculpture
Plaque with the Goddess Durga Standing on a Lotus
1st century B.C.
India (West Bengal)

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 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Durga holding the infant Krishna (Deva Gostha)
ca. 1885–95
India

Durga is seen here in her maternal aspect, offering the infant Krishna sweets from a bowl. The divine pair sit on her lion vehicle (vahana) set on marble paved floor and against a golden aureole (prabha) which has forest lan... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Article/Essay
Article:
Ramayana is real, say experts
By Amar Tejaswi
Published in Deccan Chronicle - 2019

New research carried out by anthropological scientists from the Estonian Biocentre and the University of Delhi claims that events of the mythological epic Ramayana occurred in reality thousands of y... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Matsya Avatar of Vishnu
India, Himachal Pradesh, Chamba
circa 1700-1725 or later
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

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 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Matsya Avatar : The fish incarnation of Vishnu slaying the demon Shankhasura
Pahari, ca 1830
Gouache on paper

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 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
A SCENE FROM A BHAVAGATA PURANA: MATSYA PREPARING TO SLAY SHANKHASURA
Kashmir, 19th century

Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper; Matsya, the first avatar of Vishnu, rises from the waters to vanquish the demon Shankhasura emerging from a conch, four men seated on a lotus symbolizing t... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
MATSYA AVATAR, THE FISH INCARNATION OF VISHNU, ARISING FROM THE WATERS TO KILL A CONCH DEMON, SURROUNDED BY A GROUP OF DEVOTEES
CHAMBA, CIRCA 1730
Gouache and gold on paper,

The ruling family of Chamba, according to tradition, were directly descended from Vishnu through Rama. Hence miniatur... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Sculpture
Shiva Nataraja
18th century
Bronze

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 19 Nov 2020 Sculpture
Parvati
10th century
Bronze, with base: 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm)
Chola

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 19 Nov 2020 Sculpture
hiva as Chandrashekhara

Bronze
Tamil Nadu, India
ca. 970 C.E.
Chola dynasty

Shiva is one of Hinduism’s most powerful and charismatic deities. He builds up great reserves of energy through the practice of yoga and then uses that energy to propel the cosmos. This sculpture shows the god ... Read More
 23 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
Kamoda Ragini, Page from a Ragamala Series
Opaque watercolor on paper
ca. 1605-1610
Mughal style, Subimperial

Indian Paintings of Musical Themes

The most prevalent form of classical music in northern India is the raga. A raga is not a composed piece of music but an established set of tonal, rh... Read More
 22 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
Kedar Ragini
Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes),ca. 1690–95
Painted by Ruknuddin
India (Bikaner, Rajasthan)

The artist Ruknuddin has combined creatively a number of ragamala texts to make this evocative masterpiece. Following artistic precedent and the texts, he shows an a... Read More
 20 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
Vasant Ragini, Page from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes),early 17th century
India (Rajasthan, Amber)

Vasant (spring) is evoked here by the dancing nobleman playing the role of Krishna in celebration of the coming of spring, witnessed by the flowering plants in the foreground, the fl... Read More
 27 Jun 2017
Digital Rare Book :
The Gangas of Talakad
By M.V. Krishna Rao
Published by B.G. Paul & Co., Calcutta - 1936

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Though territorially a small kingdom, the Western Ganga contribution to polity, culture and literature o... Read More
 25 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Lord Jagannatha in Indian Religious Life
Written by Bulloram Mullick
Edited by Dr.H.C.Das
First published in Calcutta - 1892

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Image:
Jagannatha, Balabhadra, and Subhadra in the Jagannatha Temple
India, Odisha (Orissa), Puri, circa 187... Read More