Digital Rare Book:
Report of a second tour in search of Sanskrit manuscripts made in Rajputana and Central India in 1904-5 and 1905-6
By Shridhar R. Bhandarkar
Printed at The Government Central Press, Bombay - 1907
Welcome to one of the world's most beautiful Ramayana manuscripts. The original was prepared for Maharana Jagat Singh, the ruler of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar in Rajasthan, in the middle of the seventeenth century.
Most volumes of the manuscript are now in the B...
The Mewar Ramayana at the British Library in London
By Asha Kasbekar
Commissioned by Rana Jagat Singh of Mewar (1628–52), who as a Kshatriya and suryavanshi regarded himself a direct descendent of Lord Rama, the Mewar Ramayana is a collection of over 400 paintings in seven volumes produ...
Hidden for 164 years, Mewar Ramayana paintings dazzle London
By Dipankar De Sarkar, IANS
London : Hidden away in the vaults of the British Museum for 164 years, more than 100 stunning paintings from the Ramayana, dating back to the 17th century, went on public display Friday at the Brit...
Digital Rare Book:
Games Ancient and Oriental and How to Play Them - Being the games of the ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans and the oriental games of chess, draughts, backgammon and magic squares.
By Edward Falkener
Published by Longmans,Gr...
In the world map Sri Lanka (Heladiva) is in latitude 5.55 to 9.51 east. It’s in length and breadth is 432 and 224 kilometres respectively and in area is 65,525 square kilometres. The southwest monsoon starts in May and ends in September ...
Rawana was the grandson of Rishi Pulasthi and son of Sage Visravasmuni. He was the younger brother of Vaisrawana Kuvera (Kubera) and the elder brother of Vibishana, Kumbhakarna, Mahi Rawana, Hema, Khara, Dushana, Luxhman, an...
Music party on a riverside terrace
North India, c. 1670
A music party takes place on the terrace of one of the noblemen’s havelis or garden mansions that once lined the Jumna river at Agra, upstream from the Taj Mahal. The Muslim noble who hosts this soirée presides against a flowered gold cu...