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 25 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ancient Indian Colonies In The Far East - SUVARNADVIPA
By R.C.Majumdar
Published by Asoke Kumar Majumdar, Dacca - 1937

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India Orientalis
Map Maker: Jodocus Hondius
Amsterdam / 1606 ca

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 22 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Amaravati Sculptures In The Madras Government Museum
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1956

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 4 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Review of Beef in Ancient India
By Jaidayal Dalmia
Published by Gita Press, Gorakhpur - 1971

A book that refutes all beef eating theories in ancient India.

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 20 Sep 2015 Sculpture
Elephant with Riders
India, Uttar Pradesh (?), 1st century B.C.
Sculpture
Terracotta

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 3 Aug 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ancient Indian Historical Tradition
By Frederick Eden Pargiter
Published by Humphrey Milford, London - 1922

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Page from a manuscript of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa. On the verso, painting in opa... Read More
 31 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Studies in the Puranic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs
By Rajendra Chandra Hazra
First published in Dacca - 1940

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 27 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Universities in Ancient India
By D.G.Apte
Published by Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda -1923

This brochure contains a brief account of the famous universities in Ancient India. The term 'university' as used here simply means a centre where higher education was imparted ... Read More
 26 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Taranatha's History of Buddhism in India
Translated by Lama Chimpa and Alaka Chattopadhyaya
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publications - 1970

Born in A.D. 1575, Lama Taranatha wrote this book in 1608. V. Vasilev of St. Petersburg translated it from Tibetan into Russian in A... Read More
 26 Jul 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Nalanda and the pursuit of science
By Amartya Sen
The Hindu - 24 January 2011

‘Nalanda stood for the passion of propagating knowledge, understanding.' Amartya Sen's keynote address at the 98th Indian Science Congress in Chennai on January 4.

The subject of this talk is Nalanda and the ... Read More
 26 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
TABAQAT-I-NASIRI
By Minhaj-i-Siraj of Juzjani
Edited by W.Nassau Lees
Printed at College Press, Calcutta - 1864

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Evidence in literature suggests that in 1193, the Nalanda University was sacked ... Read More
 26 Jul 2015 Video
Audio Interview:
History of Ancient Universities in India
Vikas in discussion with Sahana Singh

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"Foreign students came to the establishment to put an end to their doubts and then become celebrated." So said Xuanzang about Nalanda University in hi... Read More
 12 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital rare Book:
The Sultanate of Delhi (711- 1526 A.D.)
By Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava
Published by Shiv Lal Agarwala & Co., Agra - 1950

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The tomb of the Emperor Ghiyas al-Din Tughluq (r.1320-25). Origina... Read More
 23 May 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Short Chronologies at Arm's Length: Ajanta & Beyond
By Sara Weisblat Schastok
as published in the ARS ORIENTALIS SUPPLEMENT

THIS ESSAY, originally offered during the 1990 Association for Asian Studies meeting at the invitation of Robert Brown, posits that Walter Spink's short chronologie... Read More
 20 May 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Some Grey Areas in Fixing the Date of the Vakataka Phase of Ajanta Caves
By Rajesh K.Singh

Introduction:
This essay is a kind of historiography, which attempts to investigate afresh some of the vital points in dating the Ajanta caves of the Mahayana or Vakataka period. The need for the ta... Read More
 20 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Vakataka - Gupta Age
Circa 200-550 A.D.
By Ramesh Chandra Majumdar and Anant Sadashiv Altekar
Reprinted by Motilal Banarsidass Publications - 1986
First published in 1967

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The Vākāṭaka Empire (Marathi: वाकाटक) was a royal India... Read More
 11 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Questions Of King Milinda
By Thomas William Rhys Davids
Printed at The Clarendon Press, Oxford - 1890

The Milinda Panha is an ancient and much venerated book of the Buddhists, indeed regarded so highly as to be included by the Burmese in the Pali Canon. In the Pali book i... Read More
 11 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Milindapanho, being dialogues between King Milinda and the Buddhist sage Nagasena
By Vilhelm Trenckner (1824-1891)
Published by Williams and Norgate, London - 1880
In Pali

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 9 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
History and Doctrines of the Ajivikas, a Vanished Indian Religion
By Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publications - 1951

The book presents the history and the Doctrines of the Ajivikas who formed a third heretical sect besides the sect of Gautama Budd... Read More
 9 Feb 2015 Rare Maps
Plan of the Barabar Caves and an elevation of the entrance to the Lomas Rishi Cave, Gaya, Bihar - 1814

Pen-and-ink drawing of the plan of the Barabar Caves and an elevation of the entrance to the Lomas Rishi Cave at Gaya in Bihar, dated 1814. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Gya.' The excavation of t... Read More
 9 Feb 2015 Rare Photographs
View of entrance to Lomas Rishi Cave and Sudama Cave, Barabar Hills, Bihar - 1870

Photograph of the entrance to Lomas Rishi and Sudama caves taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. The excavation of these two caves has been both architecturally and epigraphically dated to around 250 BC, when ... Read More