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 9 Feb 2015 Rare Photographs
Entrance to the Lomas Rishi Cave, Barabar Hills, Gaya, Bihar - 1865

Photograph of the entrance to the Lomas Rishi cave taken by Alexander E. Caddy in 1895. The excavation of this cave has been dated both architecturally and epigraphically to around 250 BC, when the area was ruled by the Mauryan ... Read More
 9 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Reprint:
The Wonder That Was India
By Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Published by Pan Macmillan
First published in 1954, London

A classic that anybody with an interest in the civilisational beginnings of India must read, this is a work of uncompromising scholarship and a labour of love A.L. Basham’s '... Read More
 9 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The AJIVIKAS
By Beni Madhab Barua
Published by The University of Calcutta - 1920

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Ajivika, an ascetic sect that emerged in India about the same time as Buddhism and Jainism and that lasted unti... Read More
 4 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
An important and well-researched essay that unravels the myth of 'Greek origins behind Hindu mathematics' and how this was perpetuated down the ages...

The Reception of Ancient Indian Mathematics by Western Historians
By Albrecht Heeffer
Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent Universi... Read More
 3 Feb 2015
Nose reconstruction surgery in ancient India:

The Impact of Indian Methods for Total Nasal Reconstruction
By Larry S. Nichter, M.D., Raymond F. Morgan, M.D., and Mark A. Nichter, Ph.D., M.P.H.

The Indian art and science of total nasal reconstruction comprise the first if not the most important ... Read More
 1 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics
By George Gheverghese Joseph
Published by Princeton University Press - 2011

Like the crest of a peacock, like the gem on the head of a snake, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge.
—Vedanga Jyotisa (c. 500 bc)

From ... Read More
 25 Sep 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Historical View of the Hindu Astronomy, from the earliest dawn of science in India to the present time.
In two parts:
Part I. The ancient astronomy.
Part II. The modern astronomy, with an explanation of the apparent cause of its introduction, and the various impositions tha... Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
How history was made up at Nalanda
By Arun Shourie | June 28, 2014

“The mine of learning, honoured Nalanda” — that is how the 16th-17th century Tibetan historian, Taranath, referred to the university at Nalanda. At the time I-tsing was at the university, there were 3,700 monks. The tota... Read More
 18 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Considerations on some aspects of Ancient Indian Polity
By K.V.Rangaswami Aiyangar
Published by S.P.C.K. Press, University Printers, Madras - 1916

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Female Head, terracotta, 6th-7th century, Gandharan style, Jammu, India

The site... Read More
 16 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
ASOKA
By Radhakumud Mookerji
Published by Macmillan & Co., London - 1928

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 14 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Studies in Ancient Hindu Polity (Based on the Arthaṡâstra of Kautilya)
By Narendranath Nath Law
With an introductory essay on the age and authenticity of the Arthasastra of Kautilya by Prof. Radhakumud Mookerji
Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., London - 1914

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 13 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
RAJADHARMA
By K.V.Rangaswami Aiyangar
Published by The Adyar Library, Adyar -1941

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Photograph of the lion capital of the Asoka Pillar at Basarh, Mizzarfurpur District, taken by Henry Bail... Read More
 8 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Life in ancient India in the age of the mantras
By P.T.Srinivasa Iyengar
Published by Srinivasa Varadachari & Co., Madras - 1912

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Sri Yantra
'Yantra' or metal plaque covered with 'mantra... Read More
 26 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Wine in Ancient India
By Dhirendra Krishna Bose
Published by K.M.Connor & Co., Calcutta - 1922


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Inscribed slab.Slab engraved with an inscription in Sanskrit record... Read More
 11 Nov 2013
Narasimhagupta standing facing left, wearing a waistcloth and jewellery, with a halo around head. Left hand holds a bow, the right hand holds an arrow. In left field a Garuda standard with ribbons. In right field a crescent.

(reverse) Laksmi seated facing on a lotus, wearing lower garments and... Read More
 11 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
History of mediaeval Hindu India - Being a history of India from 600 to 1200 AD
By Chintaman Vinayak Vaidya
Published by The Oriental Book Supplying Agency, Poona - 1921


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 6 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Shipping - A history of the sea-borne trade and maritime activity of the Indians from the earliest times
By Radhakumud Mookerji
Published by Longmans, Green and Co., Bombay - 1912


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 10 Aug 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Prehistoric Ancient And Hindu India
By Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay (also known as R.D.Banerji)
Published by Blackie & Son (India) Ltd., Bombay - 1934


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Railing pillar carved in limestone ... Read More
 10 Aug 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Coins of India
By C.J. Brown
Published by Association Press, Calcutta - 1922


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 10 Aug 2013
Gold Coin.(obverse) Caparisoned horse standing facing left before a decorated sacrificial post (yupa) which rests on a pedestal.
(reverse) Female figure standing facing left, wearing gown and earrings, holding fly-whisk over right shoulder, and a cloth in her left hand, with a halo around her he... Read More