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 21 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Gospel in South India or, The religious life, experience, and character of the Hindu Christians
By Rev. Samuel Mateer
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1880

Rev. Samuel Mateer was the first missionary who endeavored for the growth of an indigenous Church... Read More
 21 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Native Life in Travancore
By Rev. Samuel Mateer
Published by W.H. Allen & Co., London - 1883


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 15 Dec 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Art of Play Board and Card Games of India
By Andrew Topsfield
Publisher: Marg Publications

It is not commonly known that several of the world's most popular board games were conceived in the Indian subcontinent, including Ludo (chaupar or pachisi), Snakes and Ladders, and not least... Read More
 14 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Games including chaupar, chess, cards and tric-trac.

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774.

Games, including chaupar, chess, cards, tric-trac, games with cowries, archery, dagger and sword play, exercises with Indian clubs, wrestling and athletics.

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 14 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
A game of Pachisi, India, 1855
Painting by a British artist William Carpenter

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. In... Read More
 13 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Rajput men playing the game of Puchesee; a photo by Eugene Clutterbuck Impey, early 1860's.

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 13 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Group of Marwaree men playing Pachisi, a photo perhaps by Taurines, c.1880's

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 13 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Two Indian ladies wearing traditional muslim dress are seated on a yellow floor playing the traditional Indian board game Pachisi. Lucknow, ca.1815.

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions:
'women playing at pacheesee'

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 19 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
A party of horse merchants from Cabool and Persia.

Gouache painting on paper of a group of horse merchants from Kabul and Persia. Twelve men are shown seated on a carpet and one man is shown standing. The standing figure to the left of the page holds a sword at his waist. Below this figure, se... Read More
 19 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of Persian Language and Literature at the Mughal Court (Babur to Akbar)
By Muhammad Abdul Ghani
Published by The Indian Press Ltd., Allahabad - 1929


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 10 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
By David Eugene Smith and Louis Charles Karpinski
Published by Ginn and Company, London - 1911

EARLY IDEAS OF THEIR ORIGIN

It has long been recognized that the common numerals used in daily life are of comparatively recent origin. The number of sys... Read More
 3 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Rites of the Twice-born
By Mrs. Sinclair Stevenson
Published by Humphrey Milford, London - 1920


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 2 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hindu Feasts, Fasts and Ceremonies
By S.M. Natesa Sastri
With an introduction by Henry K. Beauchamp
Printed at The M.E. Publishing House, Madras - 1903

Book Extract:
On the day of the Dipavali feast every Hindu gets up at about 4 o'clock in the morning and bathes in oil befor... Read More
 2 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Diwali, the Festival of Light - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 50 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The picture is suffused with the yellow glow of lamps in the gathering dusk; a woman is pictured leaning to light a lamp in a little niche at a street corner.

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 13 Oct 2013 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper of a market stall selling models of religious and everyday life themes. The trader is shown seated on the first tier of the stall. She wears a green sari with a yellow blouse and the pallu (headpiece of the sari) covers her head and shoulders. She wears a large amount of... Read More
 11 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tales of the Punjab told by the People
By Flora Annie Steel
With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling and notes by R. C. Temple
Published by Macmillan, London - 1917

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 15 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
The Music and Musical Instruments of southern India and the Deccan
By Charles Russel Day
The plates drawn by William Gibb
Published by Novello, Ewer & Co., London - 1891 Read More
 14 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Law relating to the Hindu Widow
By Trailokyanath Mitra
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co. Calcutta - 1881


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 12 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of a woman spinning cotton and a man weaving. The man is seated in front of a large frame loom. He wears a white tunic with a shawl crossed over his chest and a red turban. He is weaving a white piece of fabric on the loom. To his right sits a woman ... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of cotton production. A man sits on the floor ginning cotton to separate the fibres from the seeds. He sits in front of a wooden frame through which he is ginning the cotton. He wears yellow trousers with a white tunic and red turban. Behind him are ... Read More