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Digital South Asia Library: Images

This collection is comprised of photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Glenn S. Hensley.
The AIIS collection from the Center for Art and Archaeology in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, has over 125,000 photographs in the collection. The images fall into the broad categories of architecture, sculpture, terracotta, painting and numismatics.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, housed within the Government College of Arts and Crafts, has a photograph collection dated from the mid 1800s. The subjects of these photographs range from the hill tribes of Niligiris to pagodas and monuments of the Madras Presidency to guns and antiques from Fort St. George.
Oriental and India Office Collections

Information from the Photographs Catalogue, prepared by John Falconer (the British Library). This collection is currently under development. Test pages are available for viewing.

This collection is comprised of photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Robert Keagle.
This collection is comprised of photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Frank Bond.

Images of Hindu Civilization

 (8 Dec. 2009)



18th century India

At the Marketplace


© K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri

At the Marketplace
18th Century Marketplace
Detail from a wall painting in Shravanabelagola. Notice the merchants and their measuring tools.

19th Century India

The study of 19th century India (years 1801- 1900) provides a glimpse of  India in its earlier centuries, while many records of the period are available due to the western influences.

The early years were chaotic with numerous kingdoms forming and falling successively. The most important events that occurred are the establishment of British in India, the First Indian War of Independence, the end of Mughal empire, and early signs of Indian renaissance that led to India's freedom and drastic social reforms.

19th century India was very backward with the caste system taking ugly forms. Untouchability and Sati system were still in practice, and the illiteracy was very high. Education was denied to women, and veil (purdah) system was in vogue.

Some of the important Indians who lived in 19th century are: Dayanand Saraswati,Bahadur Shah II,  Raja Ravi Varma, and Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

Depiction of social life in India during the 19th century via period illustrations and photographs.



A Corner in Delhi
A 19th century photograph showing a street in Delhi
19th Century India
19th Century India
An Ekka, or One-horsed Road Cart

A Hindu Barber and his Hindu Customer
19th Century India
Bangalore Street
A Street in Bangalore, 19th Century

Advancing Military Regiment
Detail from a 19th century painting
Indian Army and Supplies
Indian Professionals
Barber and a Client
Also notice another man sharpening in the background.
Illustration by a British artist, Eastern India, 19th Century.

Couple Weaving Baskets
Illustration by a British artist, Eastern India, 19th Century.
Indian Professionals
19th Century Scholars
Group of Famous Brahmin Pundits, circa 1900

Horse-shoe Maker
Illustration by a British artist, Eastern India shows a man with a whip getting bullock or horse shoes made by a blacksmith.
Indian Professionals
19th Century India
"Kim," the Chela and the Old Lama

Padre Being Carried
19th century Sedan, Goa
Doli Palanquin
Antique Funtiture of India
Reclining Woman on a Luxurious Sofa
Detail from a Tiruppavai illustration, 19th century

Scenes of Bombay
Top: Bullock buggy; Below: A kite shop of Bombay
19th Century India
Potter at Work - 19th Century
South Indian Potter
Illustration by a visiting English artist

Street Corner, Jeypore
Photograph shows city of Jaipur
19th Century India

The Temples of India

First Online: May 07,2000
Last Updated: May 07,2010

Here is a detailed discussion on the history, and stylistics of some of the great temples of India. Although battered by the destructive forces of time, weather, and invading forces, the temples of India remain as the greatest legacy of the glory of the ancient Indians. Focusing on the ancient and medieval temples of  India, this section is designed as a tutorial on the tradition of Indian temple construction. Readers are encouraged to begin with a overview of technical terms and make use of the numerous cross references -- Ed.

The Somnath Temple
"The great Somnath temple signifies that the power of reconstruction is always greater than the power of destruction"
Marikamba Goddess
The temple of goddess Marikamba in the town of Sirsi is a splendid example of syncretic evolution of tribal and so called brahminical customs and rituals, befitting Hindu ethos.
Temples of Kashmir
A survey of important Buddhist, Shaivaite, and Vaishnava temples of Kashmir region.
Beauties of Khajuraho
The temples of Khajuraho built in the tenth century contain stunningly explicit sexual sculptures.
Temples of Gujarat
Analysis of Jain and Hindu temple architecture of Gujarat; covers all important temples.
Temples of Orissa
Article covering the great temples of Orissa such as Jagannath temple, Lingaraja temple, and Konark family of temples.
Temples of Karnataka
A long list of important temples of Karnataka and the periods of their construction. A very handy reference to different schools of architecture and paintings.

List of Articles

Pictures of Temples




Banavasi Temple
Ancient Temples of India
West Bengal Pictures
Cow, Temple, Cow.

Diagram Showing Various Components of a typical Hindu Temple
Components of a Hindu Temple
Temple of Galaganath
Galaganatha Temple, Pattadakal

Group of Temples, Pattadakal
Temples of Pattadakal
Hanuman as Diplomat
Hanuman Meets Rawana, Bhatkal Temple Sculpture

Idol of Lord Krishna Dressed in Silk
Cheluvanarayana Swamy of Melkote
Terra-cotta Temple
Kumbhapada Terracota Temple

Sculpted Magnificence
Temple Towers
Vidyaranya Temple Building at Shringeri
The Sringeri Vidyaranya Temple

Temple Architecture, Karnataka
Temples of India
South Indian Temple Tower
Tower of Nanjanagudu Temple

Towers of Khajuraho Temples
Temple Towers
Temple Tower of Melkote
View of the Melkote Temple


More Pictures of Temples and Temple Art

 

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Salt Range Temples, Pakistan


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1. Chamba Valley - associated with Subhash Ghai's movies, very scenic. -http://www.esamskriti.com/theme-detail/Chamba-Valley.aspx
 
2. Mcleodganj - the present home of Dalai Lama, international feel -http://www.esamskriti.com/theme-detail/Mcleodganj.aspx
 
3. Pokara lake in Nepal - loved the place. - http://www.esamskriti.com/theme-detail/Pokara.aspx
 
4. Ladakh - super pictures by Gargi.- http://www.esamskriti.com/theme-detail/Ladakh.aspx
 
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6. Raksham and Chitkul are close to Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh Kinnaur district - out of this world - http://www.esamskriti.com/theme-detail/Raksham-Chittkul.aspx
 
7. Gangtok and around - super pictures - http://www.esamskriti.com/theme-detail/Gangtok.aspx
 
8. Manali Srinagar drive is a once in a lifetime experience esp on Bike -http://www.esamskriti.com/theme-detail/Manali-Srinagar-drive.aspx
 
 
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