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 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The last of the Peshwas - A tale of the third Maratha War
By Michael Macmillan
Published by Blackie and Son Ltd., London- 1907

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 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
'A Mahratta Surdar entertaining Brahmuns'

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Letters written in a Mahratta camp during the year 1809, descriptive of the character, manners, domestic habits, and religious ceremonies, of the Mahrattas.
By Thomas Duer Broughton
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1892 Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Letters written in a Mahratta camp during the year 1809, descriptive of the character, manners, domestic habits, and religious ceremonies, of the Mahrattas.
By Thomas Duer Broughton
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1892

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 15 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Shivaji The Great
By Dr. Bal Krishna
Published by The Aryan Book Depot, Kolhapur - 1940

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 14 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Maharashtra of the Shivashahi Period (Seventeenth Century)
By V.S.Bendrey
First published in Poona - 1946

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The true national history will record the seventeenth century as the most important pe... Read More
 12 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Deliverance or the escape of Shivaji the Great from Agra
By Rao Saheb G.K. alias Babasaheb Deshpande
Of the Clan Vishwamitra
Published by The Author, Poona - 1929

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 12 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
English Factory Records on Shivaji (1659 to 1682)
Published by Shivcharitra Karyalaya, Poona - 1931

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 12 May 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Wassortah by Baron A Friedel in London in 1833.

Coloured lithograph of a view of Vasota by A. Picken after an original drawing by Baron A Friedel (fl.1833). Plate 8 of 'Eight Most Splendid Views of India, sketched by an Officer in the Indian Army' printed by Baron A Friedel in London in ... Read More
 12 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Raigadchi Jeevankatha
By Shantaram Vishnu Avalsakar
Published by Maharashtra Rajya Sahitya and Sanskriti Mandal, Bombay - 1962
In Marathi

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This books explains the history of Fort Raigad which w... Read More
 12 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
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Debates at the India House: August 22nd, 23rd, and September 24th, 1845, on the case of the deposed Raja of Sattara, and the impeachment of Col. C. Ovans.
Published by Effingham Wilson, London - 1845

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 12 May 2015 Rare Paintings
The Ghats from Byghur by Baron A Friedel, London, 1833.

Proof copy of a lithograph of 'The Ghats from Byghur' from an original drawing by Baron Adam Friedel. Plate 2 of 'Eight Most Splendid Views of India, sketched by an Officer in the Indian Army' printed by Baron A Friedel in London in 1833.

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 12 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Hill Fort of Veshallgheen by Baron A. Friedel, London, 1833.

Coloured lithograph of the hill fort at 'Veshallgheen' from an original drawing by Baron Adam Friedel. Plate 1 of 'Eight Most Splendid Views of India, sketched by an officer in the Indian Army' printed by Baron A. Friedel in London in ... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The TANJORE Mahratta Principality in Southern India : The land of the Chola, the Eden of the South.
By William Hickey - Pleader, Madras Presidency.
Published by C.Foster and Co., Madras - 1874.

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 10 Apr 2015 Article/Essay
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How a Maratha king held his own under British domination
By M T Saju
Times News | Feb 25, 2015

In 1801, the Maratha ruler of Thanjavur went on a two-month pilgrimage, covering more than one hundred temples situated along the Cauvery river. The king performed the ritual consecration of 1... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
The Mahratta Peshwa, and his ministers at Poonah.
Drawn from an original sketch belonging to Sir Charles Malet Bart - 1813

Plate forty-two from the second volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Charles Malet (1752-1815), the Resident of Poona was a close contemporary and a good friend of F... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
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Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar with the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire - 1805

Malet, of the East India Company, presents a scroll to the Peshwa Madhavrao II, formalising an alliance against another Indian ruler, Tipu Sultan of Mysore. The painting was commiss... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
After 200 years, rare Maratha Empire papers found in UK
By Manimugdha S Sharma
Times News - Jan 11, 2015

Exactly 240 years before Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis took oath of office, another Fadnavis had sworn to protect a 40-day old Peshwa, thereby becoming one of the most powerful me... Read More
 2 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Bare landscape with fort on hilltop; bungalow at foot of hill, Satara - 1853

Bare landscape with Satara Fort on the hilltop and a bungalow at the foot of the hill completed in water-colour by George Hutchins Bellasis (1807-1862) in 1853. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Sattara; '53. Pic-nic B... Read More
 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Madhav Rao Narayan, the Maratha Peshwa with Nana Fadnavis and Attendants
by James Wales

Date painted: 1792
Oil on canvas, 228 x 186 cm

This portrait group was commissioned by the Peshwa shortly after James Wales arrived in Poona, western India, in 1792. Probably through the help of Wales's patr... Read More
 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
The Mahratta Peshwa, and his ministers at Poonah.
Drawn from an original sketch belonging to Sir Charles Malet Bart. - 1813

Plate forty-two from the second volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Charles Malet (1752-1815), the Resident of Poona was a close contemporary and a good friend of... Read More