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 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing by Justinian Gantz of pilgrims and Hindu ascetics, Madras, dated 1841. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Pilgrims, Sainashees, Bairaghees, Pandarams. Just Gantz. Popham's Broadway. No.35. Madras 1841.'

This drawing depicts a group of Hindu pilgrims and ascetics. The horizontal w... Read More
 12 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Three religious mendicant couples
Thanjavur
ca. 1830

Painting, watercolour and gouache on paper from a folio of thirty Company paintings, depicting three religious mendicant couples:

1. A non-Brahmin Vaishnavite couple, followers of the philosopher Ramanuja, founder of Shrivaishnavism; ... Read More
 12 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache on mica, A Vaishnava mendicant of Vizagapatam of the Satani caste of the Ramanujas, Trichinopoly, ca.1850

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 12 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Painting; Gouache, A South Indian Vaishnava Brahmin and his wife, Tanjore, ca. 1790

One of sixteen paintings of castes and occupations. The backgrounds are all plain with no clouds. The set appears to include drawings by two hands; one group with plain blue backgrounds, the other dull yellow; ... Read More
 10 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Painting by a British artist; William Carpenter, A game of Pachisi, India, 1855.

William Carpenter was the eldest son of the distinguished portrait painter Margaret Sarah Carpenter and of William Hookham Carpenter, who became Keeper of the Prints and Drawings Department at the British Museum. ... Read More
 10 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A Muslim man having his head shaved by a barber in a red turban. They are both seated on a mat - 1855

William Carpenter (ca.1818-1899) travelled through India from 1850-1857 painting portraits and pictures of rulers and their courts and Indian scenery. He travelled to Calcutta via Bombay and S... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA
By Sir Herbert Hope Risley
Edited by William Crooke
With 36 illustrations and an ethnological map of India
Published by Thacker Spink & Co.,Calcutta - 1915

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 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Photograph of Brahmins (Pundits) in Delhi taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c. 1863.

The Brahmins, the priestly caste, were at the head of the caste system in India. This photograph, of a seated group of three men and a youth, is reproduced as illustration no. 200 in volume IV of John Forbes... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Photograph of an Embroiderer in Delhi taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c.1863.

This image of a man seated cross-legged at his embroidery frame is reproduced as illustration no.188 in volume IV of John Forbes Watson's 'The People of India' (1869), where it is captioned 'Scarfmaker'. The acco... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Posed studio group of domestic servants at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas & Curths in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections.

After photography was introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly as a means to record the vast divers... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Dyers at work, Western India - 1873

Photograph of dyers at work in Western India, taken by Shivashanker Narayen in c. 1873, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. After photography was introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly as a means to re... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Bill collectors, Madras - 1870

Photograph of bill collectors at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas & Curths in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. After photography was introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly as a means to rec... Read More
 8 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA - Volume 6
A series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan
Edited by J. Forbes Watson and John William Kaye.
Published by India Museum in London - 1872

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 8 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA - Volume 5
A series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan
Edited by J. Forbes Watson and John William Kaye.
Published by India Museum in London - 1872

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 8 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA - Volume 4
A series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan
Edited by J. Forbes Watson and John William Kaye.
Published by India Museum in London - 1869

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 8 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA - Volume 3
A series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan
Edited by J. Forbes Watson and John William Kaye.
Published by India Museum in London - 1868

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 8 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA - Volume 2
A series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan
Edited by J. Forbes Watson and John William Kaye.
Published by India Museum in London - 1868

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 8 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA - Volume 1
A series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan
Edited by J. Forbes Watson and John William Kaye.
Published by India Museum in London - 1868

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 7 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Portrait of three Singpho people by taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the 1890s. The Singpho tribals of Assam are particularly associated with tea cultivation. In 1828, the Scottish trader Robert Bruce met with a chieftain of the tribe and was presented with a beverage brewed with a native plant. A... Read More
 7 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
This photograph shows a half-length portrait taken by an unknown photographer in the early 1860s of a Kochh Mandai girl, posed holding a broad-bladed agricultural knife and carrying a newly-harvested jack fruit on her head.

The precise location of this tribe's origin is unknown, though at the t... Read More