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 26 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache and watercolour, Three couples; Two Kshatriya couples and a Gujarati couple , from a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and processions, Tanjore, ca. 1830

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 26 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Nautch party

Thanjavur, India - 1830 ca.
Watercolour and gouache on paper

Nautch party; a dancing girl followed by six male musicians and three other members of the party. The men are playing hand cymbals, a violin, a flute, a meridanga and a bag pipe. The dancing girl and musicians are dresse... Read More
 24 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A Bishop and a teacher from the Malabar Coast, India. Watercolour drawing.

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 10 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A male member of William Fullerton's household seated on a European chair smoking a 'huqqa' and holding a sword and a 'lota'

Murshidabad, India

ca. 1760 - ca. 1764 (painted)

Gouache on paper

A man wearing a red 'lungi' or 'dhoti' is smoking a nargila, a sword under his arm and holds ... Read More
 10 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A lady of William Fullarton's household seated on European chair, smoking a 'huqqa'

Murshidabad, India

ca. 1760 - ca. 1764

Opaque watercolour on paper

Style of Dip Chand, Murshidabad/ c.1760-3

These are two of a series of studies of members of his household and other native char... Read More
 4 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Rissaldar Mohubut Khan, bahadur, 2nd Scinde Irregular Horse, 1852.

Oil on canvas by Sandor Alexander Svoboda (1826-1896), 1852.

Mohubut (sometimes Mohbut) Khan was promoted to rissaldar of the 1st Regiment Sind Irregular Horse on 17 January 1846 and later awarded the Order of British India ... Read More
 2 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
An ear cleaner at work; by an unnamed Dehli painter, commissioned by Colonel James Skinner
Published: [Delhi], [ca. 1825]

Watercolour

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 21 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Theory and Practice of Caste - Being an inquiry into the effects of caste on the institutions and probable destinies of the Anglo-Indian empire
By Benjamin Atkinson Irving
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1853


Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/XBOrNC

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 20 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India (1837)

This is a manuscript titled "Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India", which consists of 72 full-color hand-painted images of men and women of the various castes and religious and ethnic groups found in Madura, India at that tim... Read More
 19 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
This painting depicts a clerk - ca. 1850

Trichinopoly, India

Gouache on mica

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 11 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
'Man of the medical caste'

Ayurvedic medicine

Indian Watercolour

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 1 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Bayaderes de Pondichery - 1850
By Himely, Sigismond (1801-1872)

Travel around the world through the seas of India and China in the corvette La Favorite execute his Majesty during the years 1830, 1831, 1832 under the command of M. Laplace.

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 27 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
A young boy holding up a piece of uranium ore.

My 1947 Partition Day films contain, what I believe is the first filmed CIA mission by Nicol Smith. The communists were paying lots of money for uranium ore; here is a young boy holding up uranium. This is two years before the Russians had their fir... Read More
 8 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
'A Native of Garwhal', in the attitude of moving forward, 1908.

Oil on canvas by Gertrude Ellen Burrard (later Lady Gertrude) (1860-1928), 1908.

Gertrude Ellen Burrard accompanied her husband Sidney Burrard, an Indian Army Officer, around the Indian subcontinent during his time as Superinte... Read More
 8 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Hasan, our bheestie (water-carrier) at Simla, 1908.

Oil on canvas by Gertrude Ellen Burrard (later Lady Gertrude) (1860-1928), 1908.

Gertrude Ellen Burrard accompanied her husband Sidney Burrard, an Indian Army Officer, around the Indian subcontinent during his time as Superintendent on the... Read More
 8 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Ganda Singh, a Sikh messenger of Colonel Wilmer's Topographical No. 14 Survey Party, 1894.

Oil on canvas by Gertrude Ellen Burrard (later Lady Gertrude) (1860-1928), 1894.

Gertrude Ellen Burrard accompanied her husband Sidney Burrard, an Indian Army Officer, around the Indian subcontinent d... Read More
 6 Aug 2012
A Bengali woman going to worship with flowers and water.
Lucknow, 1815.

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 6 Aug 2012 Rare Paintings
Painting; Watercolour on ivory, An Indian lady seated by a window against a red blind and holding a flower, Delhi, ca.1860.

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 28 Sep 2010 Rare Photographs
Madaria Faqir, Eastern Bengal - 1860

Half-length portrait of a Muslim ascetic against a plain background taken by an unknown photographer in the early 1860s. This dervish or 'faqir' was a member of the Madaria order of Sufis who followed the saint Shaikh Sayyid Badi-u'd-din Qutb al-Madar. Born... Read More
 2 Sep 2010 Rare Photographs
Studio portrait of a group of Muslim men, Bombay - 1867.

Portrait of five men and a boy from Mumbai, taken by Hurrichund Chintamon and shown in the 1867 Paris Exhibition. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections; one of a series of ethnographical photographs commi... Read More