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 7 Dec 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Scale drawing in pen and black ink of the end or side of the Amphitheatre, part of the Coronation Durbar complex at Delhi in 1911. The drawing shows in detail the structure and decoration of the Amphitheatre. The balustrades, columns, fa?ade and roof are all embellished with carved detailing. A s... Read More
 7 Dec 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Scale drawing in pen and black ink of the Throne Pavilion from the Coronation Durbar complex at Delhi in 1911. The drawing is a cross section of the Throne Pavilion, with dimensions and details of materials used in the construction. Detail is also given of the decoration of the balustrade surroun... Read More
 7 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Carpet for the Throne Pavilion of the Coronation Durbar complex at Delhi in 1911

Scale drawing in pen and black ink with gold paint and red watercolour wash, of the carpet for the Throne Pavilion of the Coronation Durbar complex at Delhi in 1911. The carpet is red in colour, decorated with gol... Read More
 6 Dec 2013 Video
Video:
The Coronation of Delhi Durbar 1911

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Held in December to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. Practically every ruling prince, nobleman, landed gentry and other persons of note in Indi... Read More
 6 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Delhi: December 12, 1911
By Sundeep
Outlook Magazine

From Sam Miller's Delhi, Adventures in a Megacity;

North Delhi is the city's most underdeveloped quadrant, as if someone had started building here and had run out of money. It feels deserted. Its roads are bordered by scrub an... Read More
 6 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Coronation Durbar Delhi 1911
Official Directory with Maps
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Printing, Calcutta - 1911


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Aout this painting:

The State Entry into Delhi
by Roderick Dem... Read More
 3 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Rites of the Twice-born
By Mrs. Sinclair Stevenson
Published by Humphrey Milford, London - 1920


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 24 Oct 2013 Video
Audio:
The Bengal Famine 1943-45

A massive humanitarian tragedy - but one which barely gets remembered just sixty years on. Listen to 'The Things We Forgot To Remember' on the Bengal Famine.

By:
Michael Portillo (Guest), Nazes Afroz (BBC, Guest), Professor Christopher Bayly (St Catharine's Col... Read More
 23 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The famine campaign in Southern India, Madras and Bombay Presidencies and Province of Mysore, 1876-1878
By William Digby
Published by Longmans, Green, London - 1878
In Two Volumes


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 23 Oct 2013 Rare Paintings
A cartoon from 'Punch', 1873

'Political Economy' says "Take care, my dear John. Don't interfere with the laws of supply and demand."
John Bull replies, "I don't, Miss Prudence. She demands and I supply."

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 23 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Famine truths, half truths, untruths
By Charles W. McMinn
Published by Thacker Spink and Co., Calcutta - 1902


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Image:
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 23 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
On the impending Bengal famine: How it will be met and how to prevent future famines in India.
By Sir H.Bartle E. Frere
Published by Murray & King, London - 1874


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 11 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
King-errant - Story of Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
By Flora Annie Steel
Published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York - 1912


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 11 Oct 2013 Article/Essay
Flora Annie Steel

Publishing from the 1880s through the first three decades of the twentieth century, Flora Annie Steel produced some thirty books. Most of her novels describe contemporary Anglo-Indian life, though some are set in Britain (seldom in England) and five are historical novels abou... Read More
 11 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Potter's Thumb - A Novel
By Flora Annie Steel
Published by Harper & Brothers, New York - 1894


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 11 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tales of the Punjab told by the People
By Flora Annie Steel
With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling and notes by R. C. Temple
Published by Macmillan, London - 1917

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 9 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Durbar
By Mortimer Menpes
Text by Dorothy Menpes
Published by Adam & Charles Black, London - 1903


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 16 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
SOUTHERN INDIA
By Fanny Emily Penny
Painted by Lady Annie Allen Cunard Lawley
Published by A. & C. Black, London - 1914


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 14 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Exposition of the practical operation of the Judicial and Revenue Systems of India - and of the general character and condition of its native inhabitants, as submitted in evidence to the authorities in England
By Raja Rammohun Roy
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1832
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 13 Sep 2013 New Books
Book Review - A Marathi Saga

View from the summit
By C.S. Lakshmi

IN 1940, Lady Yashodabai Joshi was urged by her family to write her memoirs. Yashodabai Joshi had been bedridden for six or seven years. She was not in a position to write her memoirs, as her fingers did not move. So she dictated... Read More