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 6 Jun 2014 Rare Photographs
An Armenian Jewess, Calcutta - 1870

Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of a young lady wearing an exotic mixture of eastern and European clothes. The inscripiton indicates that she comes from a Jewish merchant community which felt happier in the business environment of the day in adopting a Ch... Read More
 6 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Armenians in India
From the earliest times to the present day
By Mesrovb Jacob Seth
Published by the Author, Calcutta - 1937

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Armenian Jew and child, Calcutta - 1870

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 1 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Three religious mendicant couples, from a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and processions, Tanjore, ca. 1830

Painting; gouache and watercolour.

Painting, watercolour and gouache on paper from a folio of thirty Company paintings, depicting th... Read More
 1 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Four male ascetics, From a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and procession scenes, Tanjore, ca. 1830

Painting; gouache and watercolour.

Four male ascetics:
1. A Bhairagi (Vaishnavite devotee), in a loin cloth, carrying a lota and a rosary. ... Read More
 4 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ethnographic Notes in Southern India
By Edgar Thurston
Printed by the Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1906

Book Extract:

The following story is current concerning the sacred vultures of Tirukazhukunram. The Ashtavasus, or eight gods who guard the eight points of th... Read More
 4 May 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
Vultures continue to give a miss to a temple in Tamil Nadu
Deccan Herald, May 03, 2014

Some 14 years ago, newspapers published a report stating sick vultures were being taken by an Indian Airlines flight from Jaipur to Mumbai for finding out the reason, why most of the vultures in India... Read More
 9 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Adventures of the Panjab hero Raja Rasalu, and other folk-tales of the Panjab
Collected and compiled from original sources by Rev.Charles Swynnerton
Published by W. Newman & Co., Ltd., Calcutta - 1884

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 9 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Romantic tales from the Panjab with Indian nights' entertainment
By Charles Swynnerton
Published by Archibald Constable, London - 1908

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Heer and Ranjha
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1960 lower right, framed,83.6 x 151.5cm (32 ... Read More
 5 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Nights' Entertainment or, Folk-tales from the Upper Indus
By Rev.Charles Swynnerton
Published by Elliot Stock, London - 1892

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 5 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Santal Folk Tales
By A.Campbell
Printed at Santal Mission Press, Pokhuria - 1891

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Pata, scroll. Two registers; blue elephant; women figures. Frayed edges and repairs. Painted in water-colour on paper.
Santal
1920-1930 (circa)

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 3 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Folk-tales: Being side-lights on village life in Bilaspore, Central Provinces
By E.M.Gordon
Published by Elliot Stock, London - 1909

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 3 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Folk-tales of Kashmir
By Rev. J. Hinton Knowles
Published by Trubner & Co., London -1888

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 3 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Folk-tales of the Khasis
By K.U.Rafy
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1920

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 3 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Folk-tales of Bengal
By Rev. Lal Bihari Day
Illustrated by Warwick Goble
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1912

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 11 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A Bairagi or Hindu Ascetic
By Captain Robert Melville Grindlay
c.1820
Oil on canvas, 42 x 36 cm

A painting of an Hindu ascetic (bairagi). Grindlay served with the 7th Bombay Native Infantry from 1804 to 1820, and after he retired from India founded the banking firm of Grindlay & Company.

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Study of a Ironer
c. 1840

Ascribed to Shaykh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Bengal, India

Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
Drawing, natural pigments
Opaque watercolour

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Study of a cook
c. 1840

Ascribed to Shaykh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Bengal, India

Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
Drawing, natural pigments
Opaque watercolour

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A groom holding a horse's bridle and a chauri, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Calcutta, circa 1841

Watercolour on paper watermarked Whatman 1841, framed
227 x 127 mm.

Shaikh Muhammad Amir came from Karraya, an outlying district of Calcutta, and began painting for the British th... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
An officer of the Calcutta Police
Attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya

Calcutta, circa 1840
Watercolour on paper, framed
226 x 123 mm.

Shaikh Muhammad Amir came from Karraya, an outlying district of Calcutta, and was the best-known artist working for the British in that city. His car... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Hindu gentleman, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Calcutta, circa 1840

Watercolour on paper, inscribed in pencil on the reverse Baboo [English-speaking], framed
225 x 125 mm.

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