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 10 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
His Highness KRISHNA RAJA WADIYAR III (1794 – 27 March 1868) (Kannada: ಮುಮ್ಮಡಿ ಕೃಷ್ಣರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರ್) was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore in India. Also known as Mummadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar, he belonged to the Wadiyar dynasty and ruled his state for nearly seventy years, from 30 Ju... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
His Highness CHAMA RAJA WADIYAR X (1863–94) (also known as Chama Rajendra Wadiyar X) was the ruling Maharaja of Mysore between 1881 and 1894.

Chamaraja Wadiyar was the 23rd Maharaja of Mysore. Although his reign proved to be a brief one, he left an indelible mark on the Kingdom of Mysore and the... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
MAHARANI KEMPANANJAMMANNI OF VANI VILASA SANNIDHANA

The name of 'Sri Vani Vilasa' is to Mysore what Queen Victoria is to the British. Maharani Kempananjammanni of Vani Vilasa Sannidhana [in full] occupies as high a place as any in the annals of Mysore history. Her contributions to the citizenr... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
His Highness Maharaja Sri KRISHNA RAJA WADIYAR IV (Nalwadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar) GCSI, GBE (June 4, 1884 – August 3, 1940, Bangalore Palace) was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore from 1902 until his death in 1940. He is regarded as one of the most celebrated rulers among the Ind... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Maharaja Sri Sir JAYA CHAMARAJENDRA WODEYAR Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore,GCB, GCSI (18 July 1919 – 23 September 1974) was the 25th and the last Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore from 1940 to 1950. He was a noted philosopher, musicologist, political thinker and philanthropist and the Founder... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
A sad day for Mysore state...

The last of the Wodeyar Kings is no more.
The scion of Mysore royal family Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar (60) died in Bangalore of cardiac arrest today.

Read more:

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 7 Oct 2013
A VERY FINE PRESENTATION SWORD TAKEN AS BOOTY AT THE SIEGE OF SERINGAPATAM, OF EASTERN EUROPEAN MANUFACTURE, LATE 16TH CENTURY

The hilt with broad crossguard, elongated forte and bud quillons, incised with foliate decoration at the grip, with a ridged curved steel blade, the scabbard with a row ... Read More
 7 Oct 2013
Article:
Sotheby’s to auction works of Tipu Sultan
Asian Image, 3rd October 2013

Sotheby’s London will introduce its first-ever auction dedicated to art from Imperial India.

Over 90 exquisite objects exemplifying the broad artistic traditions of Imperial India will be presented for sale, in... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Article/Essay
As unfair as it can get...

A ROYAL’S LAMENT

ML Varchus Vin SS RajeUrs, grandson of the last Mysore king Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar and nephew of scion Srikantadatta Wadiyar, speaks out against what he sees as an ungracious government determined to snatch away Palace Grounds from his family’s co... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
View of the Palace at Bangalore from the grounds - 1890

Photograph of the Maharaja’s Palace at Bangalore, Karnataka from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of Kolhapur. Installation of H.H. the Maharajah, 1894'. The Maharaja’s Palace at Bangalore, Karnataka was built c.1865 and modified fro... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Modern Mysore
By M. Shama Rao
Published by Higginbothams - 1936

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/IqRA8M

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/IbTb86


Preface:

In this volume is comprehended the story of modern Mysore
from 1868 to the present time. If Bowring came hack to life ... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
The Navagali or Fifth Day Ceremony of the Marriage of the Maharaja of Mysore - 1900

This photograph of the Royal Marriage, Mysore taken in 1900 by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'.Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar and his bride Maharani Pratap Bai ... Read More
 7 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Published Review (1801): As Mr. Porter's celebrated picture of the Storming of Seringapatam will probably be sent to embellish the eastern world, few private mansions being sufficiently capacious to contain it, and the spirit of public patronage too severely palsied by the calamities of the time... Read More
 7 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
'The coming-on of the monsoons; - or - the retreat from Seringapatam' - 6 December 1791

By James Gillray
Published by Hannah Humphrey
Hand-coloured etching

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 7 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Narrative sketches of the Conquest of the Mysore: Effected by the British Troops and their allies, in the capture of Seringapatam, and the death of Tippoo Sultaun, May 4, 1799 : with notes, descriptive and explanatory.
Collected from authentic materials
Printed by W.Justins, Lo... Read More
 7 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
When Tipu Sultan sought French aid...
By K.R.N. Swamy
The Tribune - June 1999

By the end of the 18th century, in India, the English East India Company was fast developing as the empire building arm of the British Government. But it found its aims being thwarted by the famous Tipu... Read More
 6 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Portrait of Abdul Khalik Sultan; half-length to front, head slightly to right, eyes to front, wearing a turban with small spray of flowers, within an oval - 1794

Inscriptions:
Inscribed: "Abd ul Khalik Sultaun, Eldest son of Tippo" and "John Smart delin. Madras, 1794"

On the verso (now rem... Read More
 6 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Portrait of Mu'izz Ud-Din Sultan; half-length to front, head half-l, wearing a turban with small spray of flowers, within an oval - 1794

Inscriptions:
Inscribed on the original mount, below the image: "Mooiz Ud Deen Sultaun, Youngest son of Tippo" and "John Smart delin. Madras, 1794"

On th... Read More
 5 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
The Last Effort and Fall of Tippoo Sultaun / The Surrender of Two Sons of Tippoo Sultaun - 1802

Key to two pictures by Henry Singleton; above, the death of Tipu Sultan; below, his two sons being handed over to European officers; for impressions of prints after the pictures.

© Trustees of th... Read More
 5 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Official Documents, Relative to the Negotiations Carried on by Tippoo Sultaun By The French Nation and other Foreign States for the Purposes Hostile to the British Nation to which is added Proceedings of a Jacobin Club formed at Seringapatam, by the French Soldiers in Corps com... Read More