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 21 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Panjab Castes
Being a reprint of the chapter on "The races, castes and tribes of the people" in the report on the census of the Panjab published in 1883
By Denzil Ibbetson (1847-1908)
Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, Lahore - 1916

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 10 Oct 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Evolution of Strategic Culture Based on Sun Tzu and Kautilya - A Civilisational Connect
By Col. Harjeet Singh
Published by Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi - 2016

The Art of War by Sun Tzu and Arthasastra by Kautilya rank among the finest war and political discourses ever writt... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
The Market Place of Trichinopoly showing officers of the Madras Light Infantry, 1800.

Oil on canvas by Philip Le Couteur (1777-1807), 1800.

Trichinopoly (Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu) is situated on the bank of the River Cauvery (Kaveri) about 56 miles (90km) from the sea, south-west of Madras... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
6th Gurkha Rifles, 1908 (c).

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1908 (c).

Six soldiers of the 6th Gurkhas spread out along a high ridge, one with binoculars. They wear rifle green uniform with black braid, black gaiters and black 'Kilmarnock' caps. The traditional kukri figh... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Musalman of the Mysore Transport Corps and a Madrasi Musalman of the Mysore Lancers, 1910.

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1910.

A dismounted Indian officer standing beside a mounted lancer. The Mysore state forces included a lancer unit, reorganised in 1892 for the Imper... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Mahratta Light Infantry, 1908 (c).

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1908 (c).

Four figures representing the 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry, 110th Mahratta Light Infantry, 114th Mahrattas and 116th Mahrattas. In 1922 the Mahratta regiments were merged to form a single unit a... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Carnatic Infantry, 1908 (c).

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1908 (c).

The seven figures shown here are from the 86th, 75th, 80th and 73rd Carnatic Infantry, the 63rd Palamcottah Light Infantry and the 83rd Wallajahbad Light Infantry. These regiments were originally part ... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Rajput Regiments, 1908 (c).

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1908 (c).

Six uniformed figures and a bheestie (water seller) with leather flask. The units depicted are: 13th Rajputs Infantry (The Shekhawati Regiment); 7th Duke of Connaught's Own Rajputs; 16th (Rajputs) The L... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Brahmans of Oudh and the North West Provinces from 1st and 3rd Brahmans, 1908 (c).

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1908 (c).

A subadar stands at the front while behind him two sepoys in dress and active service uniform can be seen. The Indian soldiers of this unit came fr... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Risaldar-Major of 14th Murray's Jat Lancers, 1909.

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1909.

The Risaldar-Major, the most senior Indian officer of his regiment, rides at the head of a troop with sword drawn. His regiment was originally raised in 1857 as The Jat Horse Yeomanry... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Sowars of the former 'Hyderabad Contingent' Cavalry, 1910.

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1910.

These sowars include a mounted Jat Lance Daffadar of the 30th Lancers (Gordon's Horse), a Sikh of the 20th Deccan Horse and a Dekhani Musalman Risaldar of the 29th Lancers (De... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
'Punjabi Musalman subadar and sepoys of the 33rd Punjabis', 1908 (c).

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1908 (c).

Half of the men in the 33rd were Punjabi Musalmans (Muslims), the remainder of the regiment being recruited from Pathans and Sikhs (two companies each). In July... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten
By Shashi Tharoor
BBC News - 2 July 2015

Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One, and over 74,000 of them lost their lives. But history has mostly forgotten these sacrifices, which were rewarded with broken promises o... Read More
 9 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
India and the War
By Lord Sydenham of Combe
With Illustrations
Published by Hodder and Stoughton, New York - 1915

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 9 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Our Indians at Marseilles
By Massia Bibikoff
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1915

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 9 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Armies of India
By George Fletcher MacMunn (1869-1952)
Painted by Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919)
Published by Adam and Charles Black, London - 1911

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 18 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Considerations on some aspects of Ancient Indian Polity
By K.V.Rangaswami Aiyangar
Published by S.P.C.K. Press, University Printers, Madras - 1916

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Female Head, terracotta, 6th-7th century, Gandharan style, Jammu, India

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 14 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Studies in Ancient Hindu Polity (Based on the Artha?Ôstra of Kautilya)
By Narendranath Nath Law
With an introductory essay on the age and authenticity of the Arthasastra of Kautilya by Prof. Radhakumud Mookerji
Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., London - 1914

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 13 Jun 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
RAJADHARMA
By K.V.Rangaswami Aiyangar
Published by The Adyar Library, Adyar -1941

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Photograph of the lion capital of the Asoka Pillar at Basarh, Mizzarfurpur District, taken by Henry Bail... Read More