Rare Book Review:
Is the Past another Country?
By Nirupama Menon Rao
Former Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Former Ambassador to China
Published on May 3, 2021
Digital Rare Book:
A practical guide to the climates and weather of India, Ceylon and Burmah and the storms of Indian seas, based chiefly on the publications of the Indian Meteorological Department
By Henry Francis Branford (1834-1893)
Published by Macmillan & Co., London - 1889
Shrine at Haripur, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan - 1865
Photograph of a small shrine at Haripur, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. This temple has two cat-like stone figures guarding the steps. The town of Haripur was founded in 1822 ...
Temple at Shivganga in the Salt Range of the Punjab, now in Pakistan - 1860
Pencil drawing of a temple at Shivganga in the Salt Range of the Punjab, now in Pakistan, by Sir Henry Yule, dated March 1860. The image is inscribed on the front in pencil: 'Ancient Buddhist portion of a Temple at Sheog...
Photograph of the temple of Rattan Chand at Lahore, Pakistan, taken by George Craddock in the 1880s, part of the Bellew Collection of Architectural Views. Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, is considered the cultural centre of Pakistan. Islam came here a...
Digital Rare Book:
Unexplored Baluchistan - A survey, with observations astronomical, geographical, botanical, etc., of a route through Mekran, Bashkurd, Persia, Kurdistan, and Turkey
By Ernest Ayscoghe Floyer (1852-1903)
Published by Griffith & Farran, London - 1882
Pakistan Declaration (titled Now or Never; Are We to Live or Perish Forever?) was a pamphlet written and published by Choudhary Rahmat Ali, on 28 January 1933, in which the word Pakstan (without the letter "i") was used for the first time and was presented in the Round Table confe...
Digital Rare Book :
The Art of War : The oldest military treatise in the world
By Sun Tzu ( 6th Century B.C. )
Translated from the Chinese with introduction and critical notes by Lionel Giles.
Published by Luzac & Co., London - 1910
Temple of ‘Ganese’ (Beegna Bunaik) on the right bank of the Baghmutty river, near Chobbar. - July 1857
Watercolour of the Jal Binayak temple at Chobar in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated July 1857. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'Temple of 'Ganese' (Beegna Bunaik) on t...