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 3 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
'Method of attack with the musket when meeting the enemy head on', 1824 (c).

Rules for the Manoeuvres of the Hindustani Musket Cavalry. Watercolour on Oriental paper, by a Company artist, Delhi, 1824 (c).

Lieutenant-Colonel James Skinner's personal manual of cavalry manoeuvres was produced ... Read More
 3 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Skinner's Horse at Exercise, 1840 (c).

Oil on canvas by John Reynolds Gwatkin (1807-1877), 1840 (c).

Men of the 1st Bengal Irregular Cavalry (Skinner's Horse) or 4th Bengal Irregular Cavalry (Baddley's Horse) display mounted combat skills, including tent-pegging.

Skinner's Horse was the ... Read More
 3 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Military Memoir of Lieut-Col. James Skinner, C. B.: For many years a distinguished officer commanding a corps of irregular cavalry in the service of H.E.I.C.
By James Baillie Fraser
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1851
In Two Volumes

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 3 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
The regiment formed in line, 1824 (c).

Gouache watercolour, provisionally attributed to the Company artist Naziradeem, inscribed in Persian 'nastaliq' script, 1824 (c).

One of three illustrations taken from 'The Book of rules for the Manoeuvres of the Hindustani Musket Cavalry formed by Col... Read More
 2 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
The Church, Delhi - 1860s
Delhi, India

Samuel Bourne, born 1834 - died 1912 (photographer)

Albumen print from wet collodion glass negative

This photograph shows St James's Church. It was built in 1836 by James Skinner, one of the British community, and was the first church in Delhi. Th... Read More
 2 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Colonel James Skinner CB, 1st Regiment of Local Horse, 1836 (c).

Oil on canvas by an unknown artist, a copy of the portrait by William Melville, 1836 (c) (in the vestry of St James's Church, Delhi).

The Anglo-Indian soldier James Skinner (1778-1841) was the son of a Scottish officer in the ... Read More
 2 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Skinner's Tomb, St. Jame's Church, Delhi (left) Styles and titles in Persian of Metcalfe as Agent of the G.G. (right) - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi?, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi... Read More
 2 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
St.James's Church, Delhi - Showing damage caused by the Mutiny fighting - 1858

Photograph of St. James's Church in Delhi from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. St James Church was commissioned by Co... Read More
 27 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Major William Palmer with His Second Wife, the Mughal Princess Bibi Faiz Bakhsh
By Johann Zoffany

Date painted: 1785
Oil on canvas, 101.5 x 127 cm

Her sister on his left. Three of his children and three women attendants complete the group.

The painting has also been attributed to Francesco Ren... Read More
 21 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Theory and Practice of Caste - Being an inquiry into the effects of caste on the institutions and probable destinies of the Anglo-Indian empire
By Benjamin Atkinson Irving
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1853


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 19 Feb 2013 New Books
New Book:
Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1870
By Christopher Alan Bayly
Published by Cambridge University Press - 2000

In a penetrating account of the evolution of British intelligence gathering in India, C. A. Bayly shows how networks of ... Read More
 18 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
"Yesterday's Pomp, Today's Circumstance"?
By Shashi Kolar

The thorny question of the legacy of the British Empire upon the social, political and economic climate of India always excites polarized debates. Many urban Indians, bred with Western mores that emphasize the superiority of reason... Read More
 17 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The First Hindoo Convert: A Memoir of Krishna Pal, a Preacher of the Gospel to his countrymen more than twenty years.
Published by The American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia - 1852


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 17 Feb 2013 Rare Photographs
On November 25, 1800, Krishna Pal, a thirty-six year old Indian carpenter, had dislocated his arm, and Dr. John Thomas, the first missionary to India from the Baptist Missionary Society, set Krishna Pal's arm, and, along with Joshua Marshman, spoke to him about the Christian faith. Later, Krish... Read More
 17 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
William Carey and His Indian Pundit
By unknown artist
Oil on canvas, 130 x 103 cm

Portrait of William Carey (1761?1834) and Krishna Pal.

Collection: Regent's Park College, University of Oxford Read More
 13 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
PUNDIT D. GOPALACHARULU was instrumental in restoring the lost glory of Ayurveda (an ancient Indian system of medicine and healing), at a time when western medicine was beginning to gain acceptance. Born in 1872, at Machilipatnam (now in Andhra Pradesh) he studied in the Maharajah's Ayurveda Ori... Read More
 13 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Labels for Ayurvedic Medicines - 1909 Read More
 28 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Dissenters and Mavericks: Writings about India in English, 1765-2000
By Margery Sabin
Published by Oxford University Press - 2002


- Proposes a controversial challenge to prevailing academic methodology in the field of postcolonial studies

- Presents both colonial English and twentie... Read More
 23 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Memoir of Captain Dalton, defender of Trichinopoly, 1752-1753
By Charles Dalton
Published by W.H.Allen, London - 1886


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 22 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
The Tomb of the Emperor Shah ?Alam at the Qutb Minar -1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi?, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying man... Read More