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 17 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Hindu Pantheon (Sri Sarva Deva Sabha )
By Edward Moor
Printed for J.Johnson, London - 1810

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 11 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Colonial India - British versus Indian Views of Development
By Bipan Chandra

Two divergent theories of economic development were evolved by the British and Indians during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The two had divergent, rival perceptions of the nature of economic changes... Read More
 10 Aug 2015 New Books
New Book:
India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display
By Saloni Mathur
Published by University of California Press - 2007

"India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display" maps for the first time a series of historical events from the Raj in the mid-nineteenth century up to the... Read More
 10 Aug 2015 New Books
New Book:
Race, Religion and Law in Colonial India: Trials of an Interracial Family
By Chandra Mallampalli
Published by Cambridge University Press - 2011

How did British rule in India transform persons from lower social classes? Could Indians from such classes rise in the world by marrying Europ... Read More
 10 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
Book review:
The Inordinately Strange Life of Dyce Sombre by Michael H Fisher.
By William Dalrymple
The Guardian - 2010

William Dalrymple marvels at the tragic and extraordinary life of Britain's first Anglo-Indian MP.

At around 4am on 21 September 1843, a man recently certified as a lunatic es... Read More
 13 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
Aryans and British India
By Thomas R. Trautmann
Published by University of California Press - 1997

Book summary:

"Aryan," a word that today evokes images of racial hatred and atrocity, was first used by Europeans to suggest bonds of kinship, as Thomas Trautmann shows in his far-reachi... Read More
 18 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Bombay University Calendar for the Year 1880-81
Published by Thacker & Co., Bombay - 1880

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Photograph of the Bombay University Convocation Hall, taken by an unknown photographer in th... Read More
 18 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Travel Pictures -The record of a European tour by Bhawani Singh; with photogravure portrait and 96 illustrations from photographs by the author.
By Bhawani Singh - Raj Rana Bahadur of Jhalawar
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1912

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 8 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Truth about Indian Opium
By G. Graham Dixon
Published H.M. Stationery Office, London - 1922

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Opium being created ready for despatch, Patna, ca.1857
By Shiva Lal

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 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
?Opium Fleet Descending the Ganges on the Way to Calcutta?

?An Opium Fleet of native boats, conveying the drug to Calcutta. The fleet is passing the Monghyr Hills, and is preceded by small canoes, the crews of which sound the depth of water, and warn all boats out of the Channel by beat of drum,... Read More
 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
?The Stacking Room, Opium Factory at Patna India?

?In the Stacking Room the balls are stacked before being packed in boxes for Calcutta en route to China. A number of boys are constantly engaged in stacking, turning, airing, and examining the balls. To clear them of mildew, moths or insects, the... Read More
 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
?The Drying Room, Opium Factory at Patna India?

?In the Drying Room the balls are placed to dry before being stacked. Each ball is placed in a small earthenware cup. Men examine the balls, and puncture with a sharp style those in which gas, arising from fermentation, may be forming.?

- The Tru... Read More
 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
?The Mixing Room, Opium Factory at Patna India?

?In the Mixing Room the contents of the earthen pans are thrown into vats and stirred with blind rakes until the whole mass becomes a homogeneous paste.?

- The Truth about Opium Smoking, 1882

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Illustrations of the mode of preparing the Indi... Read More
 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
?The Examining Hall, Opium Factory at Patna India?

?In the Examining Hall the consistency of the crude opium as brought from the country in earthen pans is simply tested, either by the touch, or by thrusting a scoop into the mass. A sample from each pot (the pots being numbered and labelled) is ... Read More
 6 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Truth about Opium-Smoking
Stated by Missionaries, Chinese Officials, Archbishops, Bishops, Members of Parliament; and others; with illustrations.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London - 1882

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 6 Mar 2014 Article/Essay
Essay:
In an Opium Factory
By Rudyard Kipling
First Published: 16th April, 1888 in the Pioneer and 17th April, 1888 in the Pioneer Mail.

ON the banks of the Ganges, forty miles below Benares as the crow flies, stands the Ghazipur Factory, an opium mint as it were, whence issue the precious cake... Read More
 5 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
British Opium Policy and its results to India and China
By F. S. Turner
Published by Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London - 1876

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 5 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A busy examining hall in the opium factory at Patna, India. Lithograph after W. S. Sherwill, c. 1850.

Published: Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor, London.

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 3 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Fashionable Contrasts - Caricatures by James Gillray
Introduced by Draper Hill
Published by Phaidon Press, London - 1966

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James Gillray, (1756-1815), leading printmaker, lampoons Cornwall... Read More
 3 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray
By Thomas Wright and R.H.Evans
Published by Henry G. Bohn, London - 1851

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James Gillray
after James Gillray
hand-col... Read More