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 13 Sep 2013 New Books
New Book:
A MARATHI SAGA - Yashodabai Joshi
Translated By V.K.Bhide
Published by Lotus Roli, Delhi - 2005

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'The summit is near and my legs are heavy with fatigue.' So Lady Yashodabai Joshi told her daughter Manikabai Bhide on her deathbed in 1948. She little realised that the jou... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy, Bombay - 1870

Head-and-shoulders carte-de-visite portrait of Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy , from the Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables, taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the early 1870s. Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy (d.1876) was a broker to several... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Textile Manufactures and the Costumes of the People of India
By J.Forbes Watson
Printed for India Office by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London- 1866


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 11 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Illustrations of the Textile Manufactures of India
Published by Victoria & Albert Museum, London - 1881


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 10 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Colonel (later General Sir) Dighton MacNaghten Probyn (1833?1924), CB, VC, and Honorary ADC to the Viceroy of India and HM?s Indian Cavalry, 1867
By James Rannie Swinton

Oil on canvas, 239.7 x 148.2 cm

Probyn is shown in the uniform of 11th Bengal Lancers. He began his career with 2nd Punj... Read More
 10 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
India's Homage to the Fallen
by Frank O. Salisbury

Date painted: 1923
Oil on canvas, 132 x 234 cm
Collection: Defence Academy of the United Kingdom Read More
 7 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
MINOR HINTS - Lectures delivered to H.H. the Maharaja Gaekwar, Sayaji Rao III
By Tanjore Madhava Rao
Printed at The British India Press, Bombay - 1881


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Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III of Baroda.... Read More
 5 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Shipping - A case study of the working of Imperialism
By Asoka Mehta
Published by N.T.Shroff, Bombay - 1940


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 5 Sep 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Doyen of Swadeshi shipping
By S. Dorairaj
The Hindu

The nation will always remember V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, whose 130th birth anniversary is on September 5th, principally for the pioneering role he played in building India's swadeshi shipping industry.

The life of Pillai, fondly know... Read More
 4 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
British Empire Panel (12) India
By Frank Brangwyn


Date painted: c.1930
Oil on canvas, 609 x 396 cm

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 4 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
British Empire Panel (10) India
By Frank Brangwyn

Date painted: c.1930
Oil on canvas, 609 x 396 cm
Collection: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

In 1926 Lord Iveagh commissioned Brangwyn to produce a series of large murals to cover the north and south walls of the royal gallery in the House of Lords. Hi... Read More
 4 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
British Empire Panel (11) India
By Frank Brangwyn
Date painted: c.1930
Oil on canvas, 609 x 396 cm
Collection: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A. (1867 - 1956) is celebrated as one of Britain's most prolific and versatile artists. His work is internationally acclaimed and th... Read More
 3 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Imperial India - An artist's journals
Illustrated by numerous sketches taken at the courts of the principal chiefs in India
By Val C. Prinsep, A.R.A.
Published by Chapman and Hall, London - 1879 Read More
 2 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Imperial India - An artist's journals
Illustrated by numerous sketches taken at the courts of the principal chiefs in India
By Val C. Prinsep, A.R.A.
Published by Chapman and Hall, London - 1879


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 15 Jul 2013 Article/Essay
Submarine Cable System History
150 Year History of Submarine Cables
By Bill Burns

Laying and maintaining long undersea cables has now been a routine operation for almost 150 years, but when New York businessman Cyrus Field proposed an Atlantic cable in 1854, it was only four years since the ... Read More
 15 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Life Story of Sir Charles Tilston Bright, Civil Engineer : Which is incorporated the story of the Atlantic cable, and the first telegraph to India and the colonies.
By Charles bright
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1908


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 14 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
TELEGRAPH AND TRAVEL
A narrative of the formation and development of telegraphic communication between England and India, under the Orders of Her Majesty's Government, with incidental notices of countries traversed by lines.
By Sir Frederic John Goldsmid
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 14 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Story of the Telegraph in India
By Charles C. Adley
Published by E. & F.N. Spon, London - 1866

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 11 Jul 2013 Rare Maps
Fragment of map of Chittagong (Bengal), 23 January, 1818, by John Cheape, Bengal Engineers.

Pen-and-ink and water-colour fragment of a map of Chittagong by John Cheape(1792-1875) in 1818.

Chittagong, located in Bangladesh at the point where the Karnaphuli River empties into the Bay of Benga... Read More
 9 Jul 2013 Article/Essay
Alexander John Greenlaw entered the East India Company as a cadet in 1834 and quickly rose through the ranks. He married in India in 1841 and made captain in the Madras Native Infantry by 1850. Exactly when Greenlaw began to practice photography as an amateur is not known, but it must have been i... Read More