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 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

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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
 12 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of a man and woman carding cotton. The man is seated on the ground holding a bow-like instrument with his left hand and another implement in his right. On the ground below the bow-like instrument is a white mat and the suggestion of clumps of cotton.... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
A man combing and a woman sitting down spinning cotton beside a tree.
Drawn on paper.

Pahari School
1850 (circa)
Panjab Hills

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 12 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of two women spinning cotton. Both women are seated on the ground in front of a thatched building. One woman, wearing an orange sari which covered her head and shoulders is spinning using a drop spindle over a basket. She is squatting on a mat and has numerous bangle... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Textile Manufactures and the Costumes of the People of India
By J.Forbes Watson
Printed for India Office by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London- 1866


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 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Cotton stacks and 'churka' or cotton gin in operation, Berar - 1866

Photograph of cotton stacks and a 'charka' or cotton gin in operation at Berar in India, taken by an unknown photographer in 1866, from the Archaeological Survey of Indian Collections. After photography was introduced into Ind... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
The native loom or Mag, Berar - 1866

Photograph of the native loom or Mag at Berar in Maharashtra, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1866, from the Archaeological Survey of India. The weaver sits with his legs in a type of hole which contains the lower portion of the machinery which he wo... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Laying warps for native cloth - 1895

Photograph of women laying out warps on the ground in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. The women shown here are unwinding spun thread into long lengths which will later be used to form the warp threads of weaving looms and s... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Man operating a silk loom, Ghotal, Midnapur - 1873

Photograph of a man operating a silk loom at Ghotal in Medinipur, Bengal, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1873, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This image was probably shown at an International Exhibition. The produ... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
A street-scene in the village of Raniya - 1818

Watercolour of a street scene in the village of Raniya in the Hissar district, Haryana, by an anonymous artist working in the Delhi style, part of the Fraser Collection, c. 1816-1820.

In the foreground a young woman sits SPINNING with a child b... Read More