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 10 Nov 2015 Rare Manuscripts
Tipu Sultan's Qur'an

View of pages from the Qur'an of Tipu Sultan. Shows text in the centre, surrounded by gold and blue illumination. Tipu Sultan was the Muslim ruler of Southern India's Mysore province (now part of Karnataka) during the late eighteenth century. Opposed to the British East Indi... Read More
 10 Nov 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The History of the Reign of Tipu Sultan, Being a Continuation of The Neshani Hyduri
By Mir Hussein Ali Khan Kirmani
Translated by Colonel W. Miles
Published by W.H.Allen & Co., London - 1864

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 9 Nov 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Tipu Sultan was a false hero
By Sandeep Balakrishna
DailyO

To claim that he fought against the British for India?s freedom ignores historical truths and defies logic.

But what is astonishing is the manner in which this myth has persisted despite the availability of copious amounts of p... Read More
 9 Nov 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Tipu Sultan?s dream book

One of the most intriguing items in the British Library Persian manuscripts collection is a small unexceptional looking volume which contains a personal record, written in his own hand, of 37 dreams of Tipu Sultan, Sultan of Mysore.

The manuscript was presented t... Read More
 9 Nov 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Dreams of Tipu Sultan
Translated from the original Persian
By Mahmud Husain Ph.D. - Professor of History, University of Karachi.
Published by The Pakistan Historical Society - 1923

"In the India Office Library there is a very valuable and interesting manuscript containing ... Read More
 9 Nov 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Why we love to hate Tipu Sultan
By Vikram Sampath
LiveMint - 09 November 2015

After the storming of the fort of Srirangapatna in May 1799, which led to the annihilation of the most feared foe of the British?Tipu Sultan of Mysore?the victors found a curious toy in his chambers. ?The Musi... Read More
 14 Oct 2015 Rare Photographs
Nandi at Chamundi Hills, Mysore - 1902
Unknown photographer

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 14 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Gopaul Droog, Mysore - James Hunter
Original watercolour

James Hunter, who served in India as a Lieutentant in the Royal Artillery, is best known for his Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, 1805.

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 14 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
History of Mysore (1399 - 1799 A.D.)
By C. Hayavadana Rao
Printed by The Superintendent at The Government Printing Press, Bangalore - 1943

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Image:
The Maharaja of Mysore enthroned in the Mysore... Read More
 31 May 2015 Rare Paintings
A nobleman seated in an interior
Mysore, circa 1860
Gouache and gold on paper, yellow border

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 31 May 2015 Rare Paintings
The Rajah of Mysore in his State Carriage - 1829

A procession with six elephants drawing a fantastic carriage with a tent-like top, in the distance a view of Mysore.
Hand-coloured lithograph
Print made by: C King
Published by: Thomas McLean
London

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 31 May 2015 Article/Essay
Interview:
What I am inheriting will need to be a force contributing to the state: King of Mysore
By Karuna John
Saddahaq

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar talks about how a UMass Amherst grad became King.

Q: How does it feel going from student to King? Who initiated the formal adoption t... Read More
 29 May 2015 Event
Mysore Coronation:
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar is Mysuru?s new ?Maharaja?
By R. Krishna Kumar
The Hindu - May 28, 2015

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar becomes Maharaja, 41 years after late Srikantadatta Narsimharaja Wadiyar was crowned.

In a ceremony conjuring up images of ... Read More
 24 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Adoption versus Annexation : With remarks on the Mysore question
By Vishwanath Narayan Mandlik
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1866

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 24 Feb 2015 Rare Photographs
Mysore - 1900
A Group of Royal Ladies and Children, c.1900
Gelatin silver print, blindstamp of A.V. & Son, Curzon Park Square, captioned in ink ("Kempananjammanni")

The Young Prince is HH Jayachamaraja Wadiyar (3rd sitting from Left), HH Maharani Pratap Kumari (2nd from left), HH Regent Maharan... Read More
 24 Feb 2015 Event
Mysore has a new King today!

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar (Kannada: ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????) (born 24 March 1992) (Chamaraja Wadiyar XII) is the 27th and present titular Maharaja of Mysore and head of the former ruling Wadiyar dynasty. His late great-uncle, Srikantadatta Narasi... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Nandidrug (Nandi Hills, Bangalore) with three English soldiers in the foreground and two Indian horsemen in the middle distance. Between 1790 and 1792.

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing of Nandidrug with three English soldiers in the foreground and two Indian horsemen in the middle di... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
Nandi Hills, Bangalore - 1794

This uncoloured aquatint is taken from plate 10 of Captain Alexander Allan's 'Views in the Mysore Country'. Nandidurg is at an altitude of around 4800 feet amid the Nandi Hills near Bangalore. Captain Allan described the fort as "a strong spacious fortress, with the... Read More
 18 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
James HUNTER
North Entrance of Tippoos Palace at Bangalore.

James Hunter, who served in India as a Lieutentant in the Royal Artillery, is best known for his Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, 1805.

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 18 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
James HUNTER
View of Gopaul Droog, Mysore; View of Bysantiporam near Bangalore (Mysore)
Original watercolour, on paper, mounted on blue paper, captioned on ink beneath image and typed caption on verso.

James Hunter, who served in India as a Lieutentant in the Royal Artillery, is best known for ... Read More