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 10 May 2021 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
East of Suez: Ceylon, India, China and Japan
By Frederic Courtland Penfield (1855-1922)
Published by The Century Co., New York - 1907

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 10 May 2021 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Journey of Faxian to India

Between 399 and 414 CE, the Chinese monk Faxian (Fa-Hsien, Fa Hien) undertook a trip via Central Asia to India seeking better copies of Buddhist books than were currently available in China. Although cryptic to the extent that we cannot always be sure whe... Read More
 10 May 2021 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Pilgrimage of Fa Hian
From the French edition of FOE KOUE KI of MM. Remusat, Klaproth and Landresse
By Faxian (337 CE - 422 CE)
Printed by J. Thomas, Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta - 1848

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 10 May 2021 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Travels of Fah-Hian and Sung-Yun
Buddhist pilgrims from China to India (400 A.D. and 518 A.D.)
Translated from the Chinese by Samuel Beal
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1869

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 23 Nov 2020 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India : Consisting of Twenty-four Highly Finished and Colored Views…From Original Drawings Made on the Spot
By Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest
Published by R. Ackermann, London - 1824

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 22 Nov 2020 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Sketches of Indian Life
By Willam Whitelock Llyod
Published by Chapman and Hall, London - 1890

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 22 Nov 2020 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
INDIA- The landscape, the monuments and the people
By Martin Hurlimann
Published by D.B. Taraporevala and Sons, Bombay - 1932

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 22 Nov 2020 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Delhi, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri
By Martin Hurlimann
With 127 pictures in monochrome and 14 colour paltes
Published by Thames and Hudson, London - 1965

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 2 Jul 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Megasthenis Indica
By F.A. Schwanbeck
Published by Sumptibus Pleimesii Biobliopolae, Bonn - 1846
In Latin

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The Lost Indika
By Sumedha Verma Ojha
Swarajya - Aug 05, 2016

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 7 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hakluytus posthumus, or Purchas his Pilgrimes: contayning a history of the world in sea voyages and lande travells by Englishmen and others
By Samuel Purchase (1577?-1626)
Published by James MacLehose and Sons, Glasgow - 1905

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 7 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Cultural History of India
Edited by A.L. Basham
Published Oxford University Press - 1975

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 29 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Padmavati : Opéra-ballet en deux actes
By Albert Roussel
Libretto by Louis Laloy
Published by A. Durand & fils, Paris - 1919
In French

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 5 Jan 2017 New Books
New Book:
A Grandmother's Legacy
By Jenny Mallin
Published by AuthorHouse - 2015

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With her passions for cooking, India, research and writing, the outcome has been a labour of love ? a memoir which min... Read More
 26 Nov 2016 Video
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 30 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Early travels in India, 1583-1619
By William Foster William (1863-1951)
Published Humphrey Milford, London - 1921

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 29 May 2016 New Books
Book Review: ?The First Firangis?
By Mark Tully
Live Mint - Feb 21 2015

A history of the foreigner that concludes all Indians are ultimately ?firangis??and turns being Indian into a malleable concept.

The mystery of the authentic Indian

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 7 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
The journey of Abdur Razzaq
By Aadisht Khanna
LiveMint - Sep 02 2011

Years before the 18th century had travellers and explorers?and travel writing?too. Generals, missionaries or ambassadors would bring in details of the places they had visited between descriptions of military tactics or... Read More
 6 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
India in the fifteenth century : being a collection of narratives of voyages to India, in the century preceeding the Portuguese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope ; from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian sources, now first translated into English
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 5 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
BISNAGA (Vijayanagara) escholastica colhida no campo da cotovia pelo lavrador do palito metrico: ou desta sorte Historia authentica
By Jo?o da Silva Rebello
Published by Antonio Vicente da Silva, Lisbon - 1761
In Portuguese

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 5 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Chronica dos reis de Bisnaga - Chronicle of the Kings of Bisnaga (Vijayanagara)
By Fern?o Nunes and Domingos Paes
Translated by David de Melo Lopes
Published by Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa - 1897
In Portuguese

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