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    India. "This early-20th century map shows the British Empire in India, a complex political structure that was made up of provinces directly ruled by Britain and the Native--or Princely--States, which were ruled indirectly through Indian sovereigns subject to British suzerainty. Also shown on the map are the French and Portuguese enclaves, the independent states of Nepal and Bhutan, and the island of Ceylon (present-day Sri...
    • Contributor: Dodd, Mead & Company
    • Date: 1903
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    The Constitution of India. 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 being approved by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949. The original of this elaborate edition took nearly five years to produce. It is signed by the framers of the constitution, most of whom are regarded as the founders...
    • Contributor: India
    • Date: 1950

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    Freshwater Algae from India,
    • Contributor: Carter, Nellie
    • Date: 1926

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    French possessions in India. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. French Possessions in India is Number 77 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920

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    British government in India. George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925) was a British politician, traveler, and writer who served as viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 and foreign secretary from 1919 to 1924. The somewhat confusingly titled British Government in India: The Story of Viceroys and Government Houses was one of Curzon's last books, completed after he left the Foreign Office in January 1924 and posthumously published. The two-volume...
    • Contributor: Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon
    • Date: 1925
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    Portuguese possessions in India. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Portuguese Possessions in India is Number 79 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920

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    Travels in India, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-89) was one of the most renowned travelers of 17th century Europe. The son of a French Protestant who had fled Antwerp to escape religious persecution, Tavernier was a jewel merchant who between 1632 and 1668 made six voyages to the East. The countries he visited (most more than once) included present-day Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri...
    • Contributor: Ball, V. (Valentine) - Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste
    • Date: 1889
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    Travels in India, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-89) was one of the most renowned travelers of 17th century Europe. The son of a French Protestant who had fled Antwerp to escape religious persecution, Tavernier was a jewel merchant who between 1632 and 1668 made six voyages to the East. The countries he visited (most more than once) included present-day Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri...
    • Contributor: Crooke, William - Ball, V. (Valentine) - Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste
    • Date: 1925
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    The history of British India; James Mill (1773-1836) was a Scottish-born writer and political philosopher, also known as the father of the philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill (1806-73). He studied at the University of Edinburgh, was licensed as a Presbyterian minister, and worked for a time as an itinerant preacher. In 1802 Mill moved to London, where he began a career as a writer of pamphlets, articles, and...
    • Contributor: Mill, James
    • Date: 1817
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    The industrial arts of India. "Part II, on The master handicrafts of India, is a reprint, with added text, of a portion of my Handbook to the Indian Court at the Paris International Exhibition of 1878."--v. 1, p. vi. Published for the Committee of Council on Education.
    • Contributor: Birdwood, George C. M. (George Christopher Molesworth)
    • Date: 1880

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  • Periodical
    Records of the Botanical Survey of India. Irregular Vol. 1, no. 1- Vols. 1-17, 1893-1959. 1 v. SERBIB/SERLOC merged record
    • Contributor: Botanical Survey of India
    • Date: 1893
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    Earthquakes of India: Volume I. This work describes the events before, during, and after a massive earthquake that struck early in the morning of April 4, 1905, at Kangra, a town in the Himalayan foothills in the northern region of India historically known as Punjab (in the present-day state of Himachal Pradesh). Before the quake, seismic activity had extinguished the flames of combustible gas that usually jetted out at...
    • Contributor: Qadir, Muhammad Abdul
    • Date: 1905

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  • Map
    Survey of India: Specimens of Map Drawing. The Survey of India was established in 1767 to assist the British East India Company in carrying out survey work and to map territory for the purposes of administration, taxation, and defense. By the end of the 19th century, the survey had succeeded in mapping most of British India. This volume, published in 1904 under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel F.B. Longe, Surveyor-General of...
    • Contributor: Longe, F.B. - Survey of India
    • Date: 1904

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    Inshā-yi Jāmī.
    انشاى جامى.
    Collection of writings of a 14th century classical Persian poet from Iran, with extensive explanatory notes. This lithographic print is a literary essay by Nūr al-Dīn 'Abd al-Rahmān Jāmī (1414-92), a great Persian poet, scholar, and mystic, who lived most of his life in Herat (present-day Afghanistan). The work is exceptional for being written in prose at a time when most fine Persian writing...
    • Contributor: Jāmī
    • Date: 1884

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    Dībāchah-i dīvānʹsarā sar ʻunvān dar z̲ikr-i shammah-ʼi az aḥvāl-i sarʹdaftar-i ahl-i zabān sukhanʹfahm nuktahʹdān Jināb-i Ṭarzī Ṣāḥib-i Afghān ṭūl ʻumruh
    ديباچه ديوانسرا سر عنوان در ذکر شمۀ از احوال سردفتر اهل زبان سخنفهم نکتهدان جناب طرزى صاحب افغان طول عمره / | Kitāb-i kullīyāt-i ḥaz̤rat-i Ṭarzī
    This work is a compendium of the compositions (primarily in verse) of Ghulām Muḥammad Khān (1830-1900), a prominent Pashto Afghan intellectual of the 19th century. Known by his pen name Ṭarzī (the Stylist), Ghulām Muḥammad Khān was a member of the important Bārakzay tribe of Kandahār. The dībācha (introduction) of this work includes an account of Ghulām Muḥammad Khān and his family's exile from...
    • Contributor: Ṭarzī, Asmā Rasmīyah - Ṭarzī, Ghulām Muḥammad - Anvar Khān, Muḥammad - Zamān, Muḥammad
    • Date: 1892

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    The Clarification of the General Principles of Medicine. In the introduction of this manuscript entitled al-Īḍāḥ fī kullīyāt al-ṭibb (The clarification of the general principles of medicine), the author identifies himself as 'Alī ibn Muḥammad ibn 'Abdullāh al-Anwarī, but nothing else is known about him. As the title suggests, the work is a medical text in the tradition of second-century physician and philosopher Galen and the great polymath and physician, Abū ʻAlī...
    • Contributor: Anwari, Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn Abdullah
    • Date: 1727

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    Huva kitāb-i mustaṭāb-i Kullīyāt-i qaṣāyid-i rafīʻah va ghazalīyāt-i badīʻah va muqaṭṭaʻāt-i anīqah va rubāʻīyāt-i daqīqah az natāyij-i afkār-i zubdat al-sālikīn va shams al-ʻārifīn ṣadr al-ṭarīqah va qivām al-ḥaqīqah muḥarrir al-dunyā muqbil al-dīn ...
    هو کتاب مستطاب کليات قصايد رفيعه و غزليات بديعه و مقطعات انيقه و رباعيات دقيقه از نتايج افکار زبدة السالکين و شمس العارفين صدر الطريقه و قوام الحقيقه محرر الدنيا مقبل الدين نظام النظم المؤثر النثر مادح سيد الانبياء خاتم الشعر حکيم العصر ملک الکلام محقق الانام ابو المجد مجدود بن أدم (حکيم) سنائى الغزنوى عليه الرحمه ... | Huwa kitāb mustaṭāb Kullīyāt qaṣāyid rafīʻah wa-ghazalīyāt badīʻah wa-muqaṭṭaʻāt anīqah wa-rubāʻīyāt daqīqah | Kullīyāt-i qaṣāyid-i rafīʻah va ghazalīyāt-i badīʻah va muqaṭṭaʻāt-i anīqah va rubāʻīyāt-i daqīqah | هو کتاب مستطاب کليات قصايد رفيعه و غزليات بديعه و مقطعات انيقه و رباعيات دقيقه از نتايج افکار زبدة السالکين و شمس العارفين صدر الطريقه و قوام الحقيقه محرر الدنيا مقبل الدين نظام النظم المؤثر النثر مادح سيد الانبياء خاتم الشعر حکيم العصر ملک الکلام محقق الانام ابو المجد مجدود بن آدم (حکيم) سنائى الغزنوى عليه الرحمه ...
    Kitāb-i mustaṭāb-i Kullīyāt-i (Collection of works from Hakim Sanai) contains poetic works of Abu al-Majd Majdud ibn Adam Sanai Ghaznwai (died circa 1150). Abu al-Majd, better known as Sanai, was a famous medieval classical Persian scholar, poet, and mystic, thought to have been born and died in Ghazna (a present-day province in southeast Afghanistan) and also to have lived in Khorasan. Sanai is considered...
    • Contributor: Sanāʼī Al-Ghaznavī, Abū Al-Majd Majdūd Ibn Ādam
    • Date: 1910

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    The Russian advance towards India. The Russian Advance towards India is based on a series of interviews conducted by English author Charles Thomas Marvin in Saint Petersburg in March 1882, a year after the Russian conquest of the fortress of Geok-Tepe and the incorporation of Akhal (present-day Ahal, Turkmenistan) into the Russian Empire. The most prominently featured individual in the book is General Mikhail Dmitrievich Skobelev (1843-82), a hero...
    • Contributor: Marvin, Charles
    • Date: 1882

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    Relics of the Honourable East India company,
    • Contributor: Foster, William - Birdwood, George C. M. (George Christopher Molesworth) - Griggs, William
    • Date: 1909

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    Arabia, Egypt, India: a narrative of travel, At head of title: A E I.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1879

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    A guide to the India office records, 1600-1858. A Guide to the India Office Records, 1600-1858 is a short book intended for use by historians and other researchers, written by the registrar and superintendent of records of the India Office in London. The book is in five sections. The first covers the records of the home administrations, meaning the East India Company from the time of its chartering by Queen Elizabeth in...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. India Office - Foster, William
    • Date: 1919

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    Determinations of the prickly pears now wild in India,
    • Contributor: Burkill, Isaac Henry
    • Date: 1911

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    The Island and City of Metropolitan Goa of India.
    A ilha e cidade de Goa metropolitana da India
    Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563-1611) was a Dutch traveler and explorer who spent six years (1583-89) in Goa, an important trading center on the west coast of India that Portugal annexed in 1510 and was to occupy for the next 450 years. Linschoten was employed as bookkeeper to the local archbishop. After returning to the Netherlands, he wrote two books containing valuable information about...
    • Contributor: Linschoten, Jan Huygen Van
    • Date: 1595
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    Southern Afghanistan and the North-west frontier of India. Southern Afghanistan and the North-West Frontier of India is a pamphlet containing two separate works, "Southern Afghanistan. The Tal-Chotiali Route," and a paper entitled "The North-West Frontier of India." The first work is a reprint of two articles that appeared originally in Army and Navy Magazine arguing the importance of the Tal-Chotiali route as a link between southern Afghanistan and British India. The author,...
    • Contributor: Vyse, Griffin W.
    • Date: 1881

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