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 29 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
On Yuan Chwang's travels in India, 629-645 A.D.
By Thomas Watters
Edited after his death by T. W. Rhys Davids and S. W. Bushell
Published by Royal Asiatic Society, London - 1904

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 7 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies
By The Abbe J.A. Dubois
Translated by Henry K. Beauchamp
Published by The Clarendon Press, Oxford - 1906

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PREFATORY NOTE
By the Right Hon. F. Max Muller
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 23 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
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 18 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Alberuni's INDIA
An account of the religion, philosophy, literature, geography, chronology, astronomy, customs, laws and astrology of India about A.D. 1030.
By Dr. Edward C. Sachau
Published by K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., London - 1910
In Two Volumes

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 8 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Pictures
Drawn with pen and pencil
By the Rev. W. Urwick
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1881

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 7 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905

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Our most notable shipmate was the Right Honorable Lord Lamington, recently governor of o... Read More
 6 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
INDIA
By Pierre Loti
Translated from the French by George A. F. Inman (of Bowdon)
Published by T. W. Laurie, London - 1913

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 5 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Bird's-Eye View of Picturesque India
By Sir Richard Temple
With thirty-two illustrations
Published by Chatto & Windus, London - 1898


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 22 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
An Account of the Religion, Manners, and Learning of the People of Malabar
By Thomas J. Phillips
Translated from the High-Dutch
Published by W. Mears, London - 1717


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 26 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Description de l'univers
By Alain Manesson Mallet
Published by D. Thierry, Paris - 1683
In French
Volume 2

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 26 Oct 2013 Rare Maps
Agra without the Taj.

Map Maker: Alain Manesson Mallet
Paris / 1683

An attractive birds eye view of the city. From Mallet's monumental Description de l' Univers, first published in Paris in 1683, perhaps the greatest work of its kind in the 17th century.

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 21 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Fanciful view of the city of Madras, with a procession with camels and elephants in the foreground. c.1781 Hand-coloured engraving

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 4 Aug 2013 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.
By Richard Henry Major
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 13 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
India through the Stereoscope : A journey through Hindustan
By James Ricalton
Published by Underwood & Underwood, London - 1907

Preface

When our ancestors were yet savages, a Greek historian said that Egypt had more wonders than all the rest of the world. It is true that the ... Read More
 7 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Chronica dos reis de Bisnaga
By Fernão Nunes and Domingos Paes
Translated by David de Melo Lopes
Published by Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa - 1897
In Portuguese

The Chronica dos Reis Bisnaga or, Castilian, Chronicle of the Kings of Bisnaga, is a sixteenth century original compilat... Read More
 23 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The web of Indian life
By Sister Nivedita (Margaret E. Noble)
Published by William Heinemann, London - 1906


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The woman pausing in the dying light to salute the river brings us to another such instance. There is nothing occult in the passion of Hindus for the Ga... Read More
 14 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Oriental Annual or Scenes in India
By Rev. Hobart Caunter
Twenty-two Engravings from the original drawings by William Daniell
Published by Bull and Churton, London - 1835


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 29 Apr 2013 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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 31 Mar 2013 New Books
The Origins of Modern Historiography in India: Antiquarianism and Philology, 1780-1880
By Rama Sundari Mantena
Published by Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History -2012

Intellectual encounters abound in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century India comprising surveyors,... Read More
 25 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A depiction of Shiva... from the book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672 Read More