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This is a new event, to be held at the Royal Photographic Society's Bristol headquarters. It is planned to be held twice yearly, in spring and autumn, and will showcase a wide range of fine early photography, exhibited by some of the leading vintage photograph dealers in the UK & Europe. Full details are on the Fair website:
VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS OF INDIA & SOUTH ASIA
My companion website; with a specialist range of fine vintage photographs of India & South Asia: www.indiaphotographs.co.uk
Campaign Furniture and Equipage. http://www.jandrguram.com
A superb range of fine classic victorian campaign furniture and sporting equipment, hand made in in India to the highest standards, Campaign furniture, ingeniously designed, easily knocked down and stacked, elegant, utilitarian, carefully wrought, finely detailed yet robust, was much in use during the Raj when outfitters had shops in remote towns on the Ganges to equip British officers and soldiers travelling by boat from Calcutta to stations as remote as Kabul. The company is owned by Jeet and Raj Guram; descendants of Raja Bhagmal Jat of the Royal House of Bithur, who played a defining role in establishing Cawnpore as a trading town in the early 19th century. As avid conservationists/ revivalists they have painstakingly resourced and revitalised near extinct craft skills to produce and make possible a whole range of customised furniture where each piece is a limited edition work of art.
Michael Hougham; a specialist dealer in fine antiquarian and second hand books on India and South Asia. Based in Sherborne, Dorset; if I haven’t got it in stock, then Michael probably has! : www.verandahbooks.co.uk
A very good Indian & South Asian History web site; with a strong bias towards the history of the Harappan civilisation together with the story of Photography and other visual arts in the region
IMAGES OF ASIA. The companion web site to Harappa. A source of visual images of Asia. postcards and photographs.
BACSA - THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR CEMETERIES IN SOUTHERN ASIA : www.bacsa.org.uk
BACSA is an organisation primarily concerned with the maintenance and documentation of the cemeteries and graves of British India & South Asia. Over the past 30 years, it has produced a total of forty Cemetery record books detailing the graves and their inscriptions, as well as publishing an excellent range of books on the history of India & South Asia. It’s journal “Chowkidar”, is produced twice a year and is always a fascinating read. An invaluable contact organization for anyone interested in the history of British India or researching family burials and graves in India.
THE FAMILIES IN BRITISH INDIA SOCIETY (FIBIS) : www.fibis.org
THE JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL.
DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is a celebration of national and international writers and encompasses a range of readings, talks, literary lunches, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive activities held in the beautiful heritage property, Diggi Palace, the former residence of a leading Royal family of a principality of the erstwhile Jaipur State. Entering its fifth year, the festival has already hosted some of the best-known national and international writers & personalities. It is organised by William Dalrymple, the noted writer on Indian history.
LUMINOUS LINT. A web site for anyone interested in Fine Photography; ancient and modern: www.luminous-lint.com
IPHOTOCENTRAL.COM: A hub website for collectors of fine Photography. www.iphotocentral.com
THE DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY SOCIETY: www.dhrs.org
THE TIBET SOCIETY: www.tibetsociety.com
THE BHUTAN SOCIETY. www.bhutansociety.org
THE LONDON PHOTOGRAPH FAIR. www.photofair.moonfruit.com/home/4544679082
ROOTSWEB INDIA MAILING LIST: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IND/INDIA.html
THE JIM CORBETT FOUNDATION (CANADA): http://www.angelicreiki.com/jimcorbett
Established in Edmonton, Alberta, by Jerry Jaleel F.R.G.S., in 1994; the primary object of the Foundation is to keep the memory of Jim Corbett alive. It publishes a regular newsletter ‘Tiger Trails’, and has also been responsible for the upkeep and restoration of Corbett’s grave in Kenya. Jerry Jaleel has also written a biography of Corbett; ‘Under the Shadow of the Maneaters’; available in the UK from this web site.
ARTS OF INDIA & SOUTH ASIA : http://www.artsofindia.de/index.html
The web site of the noted Oriental Art and Photographic Historians, Dr. Joachim Bautze and his wife Claudine Bautze-Picron.
KOI-HAI .COM: http://www.koi-hai.com/index.html
This site has been created as a free service for those, irrespective of nationality, who lived and worked in North East India in the Tea industry, Ferry Service, Oil Industry, ITA administration, ITA Research Station at Tocklai, etc. including Planters, Engineers, Agronomists, Accountants, Scientists Administrators, Aircraft Operators, Doctors, Nurses, and many others. These lucky people are now mainly retired and living in various parts of the world. This website offers a trip down memory lane and facilitates communication between these people, their friends and family. Today there are a large number of children who were born in N.E. India and have a strong interest in the place of their birth. This site hopes to encourage that interest, and is an important reference source for any one interested in the history of N/E India and the its tea industry.
A.T.W. Penn. Pioneering Photographer of South India. http://www.atwpenn.com
A website devoted exclusively to the life and work of the important 19th century studio photographer A.T. W. Penn; who was based in Ootacamund for many years, and produced much fine work, documenting the landscape and people of the Nilgiri Hills and Souther India.
The Afghan Box Camera Project.
The aim of the Afghan Box Camera Project is to provide some record of the kamra-e-faoree which as a living form of photography is on the brink of disappearing in Afghanistan. The project is the work of Lukas Birk and Sean Foley.
INDIABOOOKS @ ARTIQUE.
Arts, Artifacts and Craft Objects from India and the Nomadic Cultures of Central Asia .
Talboys House, Church Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8JG
I now also have a small but select range of Antiquarian Books on India & South Asia, for sale at Artique. These comprise a typical cross section of my stock and are rotated on a monthly basis; so there will always be something new on the shelves when you visit. Tetbury is about 30-40 minutes drive north of Bath and can easily be combined with a visit to my book room.
Artique is an Oriental Treasure Trove; a unique and magically atmospheric shop which offers an extensive and eclectic stock of Indian and Central Asian Art and Artifacts, personally selected and acquired by George Bristow, owner and founder of Artique.
Items range from tiny jewels to immense architectural pieces - interesting, beautiful and mostly unique to Artique. Carpets, sculpture, antiques, clothing, jewelry, and much much more! As well as George, you will find a friendly and helpful team of staff with the knowledge and expertise to help you find that special item...
If you are looking for unique holiday accommodation in the heart of the Cotswolds, and near Bath, then visit Talboys House
Accommodation in Tetbury
Above the Artique shop in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, there are several suites of rooms, stunningly decorated and furnished in the Indian style which are available on a daily basis at rates competitive with local hotels.
BRISTOWS HAVELI, JODHPUR, INDIA - http://bristowsindia.com
Bristow's Haveli is a lovingly restored home, set within the ancient walled city of Jodhpur. It is a haven of comfort and simplicity for those who wish to absorb the atmosphere of Indian life amongst its people.
As well as being a unique holiday destination for the discerning traveller, the Haveli will also act as a living gallery for early Indian objet d'art and contemporary art by modern artists. Residential courses in a variety of crafts and skills (such as silver-smithing and Ayurvedic medicine) are to be held at the Haveli.
Amchi Tsetan & Angela Long. Amchi Tsetan is a noted Tibetan doctor offering regular consulations in the west of England in traditional Tibetan medicine. Amchi Tsetan and Angela Long also organise tours and pilgrimages to Mount Kailash in Tibet. http://www.angelalong.net
Pahar - Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
A useful source of Maps, Books, Photos and other material on Central Asia.