H.H. Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma
Travancore : The Footprints Of Destiny : My Life and Times Under the Grace of Lord Padmanabha
As told to Uma Maheswari
Published by Konark Publishers - 2011
Travancore: the Footprints of Destiny is an unusual work among the chronicles of the amazin...
Digital Rare Book:
Supplement to Who's Who in India - Containing lives and photographs of the recipients of honours on 12th December 1911, together with an illustrated account of the visit of Their Imperial Majesties the King-Emperer and Queen-Empress to India and the Coronation Durbar
ML Varchus Vin SS RajeUrs, grandson of the last Mysore king Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar and nephew of scion Srikantadatta Wadiyar, speaks out against what he sees as an ungracious government determined to snatch away Palace Grounds from his family’s co...
This photograph of the Palace, Bangalore taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'.General view of the buildings, built in castle form, with a large group seated in carriages in the foreground. Caption...
The Zamorin of Calicut, King of Malabar, standing before the palace of the king. The Dutch had on 8 November 1604 a meeting with the king. Part of the illustrations in the report of the second voyage to the East Indies for the VOC under Steven van der Hagen, 1603-160...
Reviving past glory
By Sudha Menon
Hindu Business Line
What do fashion designer Rohit Bal, film-maker and designer Muzaffar Ali and ethnic Indian designer-wear stylist Ritu Kumar have in common with the scion of the erstwhile Indore royal family, Shivajirao `Richard' Holkar? All of...
The Intrepid Queen - Rani Abbakka Devi of Ullal
By Dr. Neria H. Hebbar
Little is written about the valiant Queen of Ullal in the history books. In her infallible bravery and indefatigability she is in par with legendary Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and Rani Chennamma of Kittur, who fought the ...
It was the speciality of Holkar family that they did not use public funds to meet their personal and family expenses. They had their personal funds accruing from their private properties. Devi Ahilya inherited a personal fund which at that time was estimated to be around s...
Painting of Jaswant Rao (Holkar) in the centre, Ranjit Singh dressed in red to the left and Mir Khan smoking a pipe on the right, seated on a mat with attendants. The scene depicts one of the meetings which took place at the end of 1805, when Jaswant Rao Holkar, defeated at the battles of Fatehga...