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 14 Aug 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Thugs or Phansigars of India
Comprising a history of the rise and progress of that extraordinary fraternity of assassins. And a description of the system which it pursues, and of the measures which have been adopted by the supreme government of India for its suppression.
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 24 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
Recreational painting depicting a man and woman drinking under a canopy. The man (kneeling to the left) offers a a wine cup to the lady, who, sitting directly opposite, gently clasps his extended arm while smelling the wine glass. Canopy sits slightly elevated above the ground and surrounded (vis... Read More
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
Delhi jeweller - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 18 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. Simpson's work was particularly novel in that it depicted scenes from everyday India. The work of jewellers was an integral part of Indian life. They were highly skilled craftsmen... Read More
 21 Apr 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Birth Control in Ancient and Medieval India
By Robert Heilig
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Jaipur
Published in Jaipur - 1905
This material has been provided by Royal College of Physicians, London.

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 3 Feb 2016 Rare Photographs
Studio portrait of a group of Coorg priests - 1860

Portrait of eight priests from the Kodagu District, Karnataka in south-west India, taken by Nicholas and Curths in c.1860s. This was one of a series of ethnographical photographs from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. These were co... Read More
 10 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Dictionary of the Mahratta Language
By W.Carey
Published in Serampore - 1810

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William Carey (17 August 1761 ? 9 June 1834) was a British missionary, a Particular Baptist minister, a translato... Read More
 8 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Emily Eden
From the book - Portraits of the Princes & People of India, tinted lithographed title with hand-coloured vignette and 20 hand-coloured plates.
By L. Dickinson after E. Eden
Printed by C. Hullmandel, London - 1844

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 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Letters written in a Mahratta camp during the year 1809, descriptive of the character, manners, domestic habits, and religious ceremonies, of the Mahrattas.
By Thomas Duer Broughton
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1892

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 11 Dec 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Anglo-Tamil Dictionary - With the Tamil words printed in the Roman, as well as in the Tamil character
By Peter Percival
Prepared by the Order of H.E. Sir Charles Trevelyan - Late Governor of Madras
Published by Public Instruction Press, Madras - 1861

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 11 Dec 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Classified Collection of Tamil Proverbs
By Herman Jensen
Published by The Methodist Episcopal Publishing House, Madras - 1897

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Religious Procession
India, Tamil Nadu, circa 1850
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 19 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Dictionary in Sanscrit and English
Translated, Amended and Enlarged from an Original Compilation, Prepared by Learned Natives for the College of Fort William
by Horace Hayman Wilson
Printed at The Education Press, Circular Road, Calcutta - 1832

The first ever Sanskrit to En... Read More
 18 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Brahmans, Theists and Muslims of India.
Studies of Goddess-Worship in Bengal, Caste, Brahmaism and Social Reform, with Descriptive Sketches of Curious Festivals, Ceremonies, and Faquirs.
By John Campbell Oman
Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London - 1907

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 10 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
A woman milking a cow while a boy holds the calf
Painted on paper.
By Surendra Nath Kar
Bengal School
1920

Source: ? Trustees of the British Museum Read More
 4 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Review of Beef in Ancient India
By Jaidayal Dalmia
Published by Gita Press, Gorakhpur - 1971

A book that refutes all beef eating theories in ancient India.

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 14 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Dancers
By Tilly Kettle
Late 18th century
Oil on Canvas

Source: National Gallery Of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi Read More
 13 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
An Indian Dancing Girl with a Hookah - 1772
By Tilly Kettle, 1735?1786, British, active in India (from 1769 to 1776)

Aternate title:
Dancing - girl Faizabad

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 23 Jun 2015
A Studio Portrait of a group of Yogis
Colin Murray for Bourne & Shepherd, ca. 1880s. Read More
 3 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Why Muslims and Christians are safer in India than most places on earth
By Minhaz Merchant
daily O - 2nd June 2015

Our country, the birthplace of nearly half the world's nine major religions, has long been a haven for the other half.

When the Narendra Modi government took office last M... Read More
 31 May 2015 Rare Paintings
A nobleman seated in an interior
Mysore, circa 1860
Gouache and gold on paper, yellow border

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 11 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Folklore of the Konkan
By Arthur Mason Tippetts Jackson and Reginald Edward Enthoven
Published by British India Press, Bombay - 1915

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View in the Conkan - 1833.

Coloured lithograph of a... Read More