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 19 Nov 2016 Rare Photographs
Delhi Bankers - 1863

Photograph of a full-length group portrait of four seated men, described as bankers in the caption, from Delhi in India, taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c.1863.

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 27 Oct 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
On Matrilineal Nairs , Diversity , and the nature of Uniformity to destroy Diversity
By Sunny Narang

The Khasis of Meghalaya and the Nairs of Kerala are both the uniquely matrilineal clans of India .

Jaintia and Garos are also matrilineal in Meghalaya but not so well known or historica... Read More
 21 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Panjab Castes
Being a reprint of the chapter on "The races, castes and tribes of the people" in the report on the census of the Panjab published in 1883
By Denzil Ibbetson (1847-1908)
Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, Lahore - 1916

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 20 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Punjabi Musalmans
By J.M. Wikeley
Published by The Book House, Lahore -

The aim in produciug this book is to put into an easily accessible
form and as much informative as possible concerning the history, customs etc., of the people of Punjab who have embraced Islam. This boo... Read More
 29 Sep 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and likewise their poojas.
By Mrs. Sop... Read More
 16 Aug 2016 New Books
New Book:
Thuggee: Banditry and the British in Early Nineteenth-Century India
By Kim Wagner
Published by Springer - 2007

Based largely on new material, this book examines thuggee as a type of banditry, emerging in a specific socio-economic and geographic context. The British usually described th... Read More
 15 Aug 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Lectures on some criminal tribes of India and religious mendicants
By George Whitty Gayer
Published by Madras Government Press, Madras - 1909

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A party of thugs, in India," from 'Harper... Read More
 15 Aug 2016 New Books
New Book:
Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India: Acting Like a Thief
By Henry Schwarz
Published by John Wiley & Sons - 2010

Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India provides a detailed overview of the phenomenon of the “criminal tribe” in India from the early days of colonia... Read More
 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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 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