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 28 Sep 2013 Article/Essay
Rare documents on Bhagat Singh's trial and life in jail
By Chaman Lal
The Hindu - 2011

Digitalised records with the Supreme Court reveal some inspiring facets of the revolutionary. Bhagat Singh and B.K. Dutt offered themselves for arrest after throwing harmless bombs in the Central... Read More
 28 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Reprint of a Rare Book:
By Jatinder Sanyal
First published in May 1931

Jatinder Nath Sanayal is one of the Shahid Bhagat Singh's comrades who was tried in the Lahore Conspiracy Case (1930 ) along with Shahid Bhagat Singh and others. So he had the intimate understanding of Bha... Read More
 28 Sep 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Death Certificate of Indian freedom fighter - Bhagat Singh
Date: 1931

Source: Archives of the British Government in India Read More
 6 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Life of Lokamanya Tilak
By D.V. Athalye
With a foreword by Chitta Ranjan Das
Published by A. Chiploonkar, Poona - 1921

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 5 Sep 2013 Article/Essay
VO Chidambaram Pillai: Tilak's Southern Lieutenant
By R. Venkatachalapathy
The Hindu

V.O. Chidambaram Pillai serialised Tilak's biography in the 1930s in a Colombo Tamil magazine. A look at the relationship between the two men in the light of the new sources and correspondence between t... Read More
 5 Sep 2013 Article/Essay
Doyen of Swadeshi shipping
By S. Dorairaj
The Hindu

The nation will always remember V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, whose 130th birth anniversary is on September 5th, principally for the pioneering role he played in building India's swadeshi shipping industry.

The life of Pillai, fondly know... Read More
 15 Aug 2013 Article/Essay
Homai Vyarawalla - India’s First Female Photojournalist Captured a Nation in Transition
By Kainaz Amaria

In a career that spanned more than four decades, Vyarawalla stood, often the lone female photographer, on the front lines of a tumultuous transition from colonial rule to indepen... Read More
 15 Aug 2013 Article/Essay
A Symbol of Freedom”: The Indian Flag and the Transformations of Nationalism, 1906–2002
By Srirupa Roy

The idea of a flag for India was initially introduced as an imperial rather than a nationalist initiative in the aftermath of the 1857 uprising and the subsequent establishment of direct... Read More
 12 Jul 2013 Article/Essay
Chittagong hero
Frontline - May 17, 2013

THE passing away of Benod Behari Choudhury, 102, on April 10 in Kolkata closes one of the most celebrated chapters of India’s freedom struggle. He was the last surviving member of the group of revolutionaries who had taken part in t... Read More
 11 Jul 2013 New Books
New Book:
Manoshi Bhattacharya
Published by HarperCollins - 12 October 2012

The book takes a leaf out of the Independence movement to capture an important moment from the history of India. Strangely enough that particular event seems to have been forgotten ev... Read More
 11 Jul 2013 New Books
Book Review:
By Manoshi Bhattacharya

By Shams Afif Siddiqi
The Telegraph - 2012

The book takes a leaf out of the Independence movement to capture an important moment from the history of India. Strangely enough that particular event seems t... Read More
 7 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
Photos of the Gods': The Printed Image and Political Struggle in India
By Christopher Pinney
Published by Reaktion Books - 2004

Mass-produced images have long been produced and used in India by religious and nationalist movements – the emergence of Indian-run chromolithograph pres... 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 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
"Here are some more images from the films taken by Nicol Smith: Lord Mountbatten in meetings; Khawaja Hasan Nizami showing Nizamuddin Dargah; Nizami's Imam showing where a bullet shot at point blank missed Nizami and lodged in a wall; Nehru's residence; B/W photograph of 'The Ritz' houseboat on ... Read More
 26 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
A sampling of Nicol Smith's rare and probably 'never-seen-before' photos from the private collection of Dean Robinson, California. Read More
 26 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Constitution of India (Original copy)
Photolithographed at the Survey of India Offices, Dehra Dun, India - 1950

This book is one of 1,000 photolithographic reproductions of the Constitution of the Republic of India, which came into effect on January 26, 1950, after bei... Read More
 26 Jan 2013 Article/Essay
The Constitution long before the review
By H.Y. Sharada Prasad
Spectrum - March,2000

WHO is the author of our Constitution? To that, many people would say: "What a question! Every one knows it is Dr Ambedkar."

But Ambedkar himself shied away from claiming that title for two reasons. On... Read More
 6 Jan 2013 New Books
New Book:
Art and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1850-1922: Occidental Orientations
By Partha Mitter
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1994

An original study of the history of modern Indian art, this book tells the story of Indian art during the Raj, set against the interplay of colo... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Mosque at Meerut said to be the principal resort of the mutineers - 1858

Photograph of a mosque at Meerut, taken by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. Meerut was a garrison town about sixty km from Delhi. In May 1857 a British comma... Read More
 14 Aug 2012 Video
A Tryst with Destiny
This speech was delivered to the Constituent Assembly of India in New Delhi on August 15 1947 by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

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Long years ago we made a tr... Read More
 29 May 2010 Rare BOOKS
Full and authentic report of the Tilak trial. (1908.)
Being the only authorised verbatim account of the whole proceedings with introduction and character sketch of Bal Gangadhar Tilak together with press opinion.
Published by N.C.Kelkar
Editor - The Mahratta - September 1908

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