Everests three-foot theodolite made for the Survey of India, 1825-1830.
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 03: Elevation drawn in 1847-1874 of the theodolite made by Barrow at Troughton & Simms in 1825-1830. Like the Cary theodolite, this was extremely heavy. It was designed to the specification of Colo...
The three foot theodolite made by Cary for the Great Survey of India, 1802.
UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 17: The 3 foot theodolite made by Cary ,and revised by Barrow, photographed on the gallery during the exhibition 'Science in India' at the Science Museum, London in 1982. Weighing over 1000 pound...
The Hindu - 2002
One of the most stupendous tasks in the history of science, started 200 years ago by William Lambton and completed four decades later by George Everest, resulted in the Great Indian Arc of the Meridian. It also established that the Him...
THE surveys of India may be divided into two classes - viz. the Great Trigonometrical, and the Geological. In connection with the former, other minor operations are undertaken under the title of topographical and revenue surveys, to which we shall ...
Digital Rare Book:
A Brief Sketch of Travancore, the Model State of India: The Country, Its People and Its Progress under the Maharajah
By S.Ramanath Aiyer
Published by Western Star Press, Trevandrum - 1903
Carte De Visite, Illustrations of Anglo Indian Life, Principal Table Servant, India, 19th century.
"Khansamah or The Principal Table Servant"
"The main servant who superintends all the table arrangements, takes orders for dinner and purchases the requisites for daily consumption. The photogra...
Harriet was the fourth daughter of Lieutenant Colonel John Lucas Earle (the eldest son of Captain Solomon Earle) and Mary Jane Lempriere (sister of Thomas Lempriere who subsequently became Assistant Commissary General of Tasmania). She was born in Secrora, O...
Lord Moira's European servants seated on an elephant - 1814
Watercolour of European servants on an elephant from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-Gener...
Plain Tales From British India
Two new books exemplify the polarised debate: one claims the British Empire was comparable to slavery and fascism; while for the other, the Victorian administrators of the Indian Civil Service, far from being oppressive exploiters, in fact "represented ...
'Better to live a day as a tiger than a lifetime as a sheep' - Tipu Sultan
The Tiger comes to London
'Tippoo's Tiger' is an awesome, life-size beast of carved and painted wood, seen in the act of devouring a prostrate European in the costume of the 1790s. It has cast a spell ov...
EAST INDIA COMPANY TRIVIA :
• Cricket was first played in India in 1721 by the officers and men of an English ship. The game became popular in all the Company’s Presidencies and the Calcutta Cricket Club was founded in 1792.
• Some women travelled out on the East Indiamen to find a husband. But...
ONLINE DIGITAL EDITION :
WANDERINGS OF A PILGRIM, in Search of the Picturesque, During Four-and-Twenty Years in the East; With Revelations of Life in the Zenana - 2 Volumes.
By FANNY PARKES
Published by Pelham Richardson, 23,Cornhill, London -1850" Wanderings of a Pilgrim, in Search of the Pictur...
William Dalrymple writes " I first heard about the great early Victorian travel writer FANNY PARKES when I was given a first edition of her book, WANDERINGS OF A PILGRIM IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE, by an old lady who in many ways resembled Parkes, and whose life had been greatly influenced by h...