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 5 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of English Education in India (1781-1893)
By Syed Mahmood
Published by The Honorary Sectretary of The MAO College, Aligarh - 1895



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'Missionary School at the bazaar'

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 1 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Viswaguna Darsana: or Mirror of Mundane Qualities
Translated from the Sanskrit of Venkatachari into English
By Caveli Venkata Ramaswami
Published in Calcutta - 1825


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 31 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
The Kavali Brothers:
Intellectual Life in Early Colonial Madras
By Rama Sundari Mantena

In Thomas Trautmann's - The Madras School of Orientalism: Producing Knowledge in Colonial South India
Published by Oxford University Press - 2009

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 31 Mar 2013 New Books
The Origins of Modern Historiography in India: Antiquarianism and Philology, 1780-1880
By Rama Sundari Mantena
Published by Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History -2012

Intellectual encounters abound in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century India comprising surveyors,... Read More
 31 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
K?vali Brothers and the Origins of Modern Historiography in India
By Rama Sundari Mantena
Assistant Professor of History, Department of History,
University of Illinois

I have been engaged in the study of everyday practices surrounding the acts of collecting, surveying, and antiquarianism ... Read More
 30 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets: Being memoirs of the lives of several eminent Bards, both ancient and modern, who have flourished in different Provinces in the Indian Peninsula
By Cavelly Venkata Ramaswamie
Published in Calcutta - 1829


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 30 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Artice:
The Second Brother
By S. Muthiah
The Hindu - 2009

I return to the Kavali family and this week recall the contribution of the second brother, Lakshmaiah, whom Colin Mackenzie described in 1808 as his ?Head Interpreter and Translator.? Boraiah, who joined the Mackenzie team c.1796, di... Read More
 30 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
The earliest Indologists?
By S. Muthiah
The Hindu - 2009

Curiously, Mackenzie, who came out to Madras in 1763 as an Ensign in the Madras Engineers and died in 1821 when serving as the first Surveyor-General of India, neither spoke nor read any Indian language. His interest in inscriptio... Read More
 25 Mar 2013 New Books
New Book:
Much Maligned Monsters: A History of European Reactions to Indian Art
By Partha Mitter
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press - 1992

In this fascinating study, Partha Mitter traces the history of European reactions to Indian art, from the earliest encounters of explorers with the exot... Read More
 15 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
James Fergusson and Indian Architecture
By Takeo Kamiya

"...The revivalists such as Pugin and George Gilbert Scott (who would design the Library and Convocation Hall of Bombay University in India afterward) spread the trend of 'praise to the Middle ages' among British architects, in d... Read More
 15 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Archaeology in India, with especial reference to the works of Babu Rajendralala Mitra
By James Fergusson
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1884


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 10 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Diaries of three surgeons of Patna, 1763
By Walter Kelly Firminger
Published by The Calcutta Historical Society - 1909

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 10 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A male member of William Fullerton's household seated on a European chair smoking a 'huqqa' and holding a sword and a 'lota'

Murshidabad, India

ca. 1760 - ca. 1764 (painted)

Gouache on paper

A man wearing a red 'lungi' or 'dhoti' is smoking a nargila, a sword under his arm and holds ... Read More
 10 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A lady of William Fullarton's household seated on European chair, smoking a 'huqqa'

Murshidabad, India

ca. 1760 - ca. 1764

Opaque watercolour on paper

Style of Dip Chand, Murshidabad/ c.1760-3

These are two of a series of studies of members of his household and other native char... Read More
 4 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Rissaldar Mohubut Khan, bahadur, 2nd Scinde Irregular Horse, 1852.

Oil on canvas by Sandor Alexander Svoboda (1826-1896), 1852.

Mohubut (sometimes Mohbut) Khan was promoted to rissaldar of the 1st Regiment Sind Irregular Horse on 17 January 1846 and later awarded the Order of British India ... Read More
 4 Mar 2013 New Books
New Book Release :
LIFE AND LEGACY of COL. WILLIAM LINNAEUS GARDNER.
By Frank Gardner
Published in June 2010

Book Synopsis :

Innumerable sketches of the lives of hordes of European Military Adventurers that began arriving into Hindoostan from the late 1700?s are replete with tales of the... Read More
 4 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
IRREGULAR CAVALRY
Bengal Irregular Cavalry

At first these units were called Local Horse and were raised by Europeans from volunteers who owned their own horse and equipment and were prepared to provide for themselves in the field. This was called the sillidar system. Sometimes a local leader ... Read More
 4 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Military Memoirs of Mr. GEORGE THOMAS - Who, by extraordinary talents and enterprize, rose from an obscure situation to the rank of a General in the service of Native Powers in North-West of India
By William Francklin
Published by John Stockdale, London - 1805

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 3 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
1st Bengal Lancers - Skinner's Horse

Colonel Skinner

The son of Hercules Skinner, a Scotsman, and an Indian Rajputni. This couple had three sons and three daughters, James being the eldest. Hercules was determined to have his daughters educated even though he knew that his wife was immut... Read More
 3 Mar 2013 Artefacts
Tiger-claw horse's neck band, 1830 (c).

This beautiful neck band was worn by the horse of Colonel James Skinner. Skinner was born in 1778 in Calcutta, India. His father was a Scottish officer in the Bengal Army of the East India Company. His mother was a Rajput lady. In 1803, Skinner raised a ... Read More