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Publication of Quarterly Lists: Catalogues of Indian Books

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Two Centuries of Indian Print project is pleased to announce the online availability of some wonderful catalogues held by the library, generally known as the Quarterly Lists. They record books published quarterly and by province of British India between...

Shattered Maps

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In this guest blog the British Library's Contemporary British Published Collections, Emerging Media Curator Jeremy Jenkins discusses his thoughts about our map exhibition. Just before Christmas I got to visit the exhibition Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line...

‘We become crazy as lunatics’: Responding to the Bengal famine in Indian letters from the Second World War

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Extracts from letters archived at the British Library, exchanged between the Indian home front and international battlefronts during the Second World War, become textual connectors linking the farthest corners of the Empire and imperial strongholds requiring defence against the Axis...

Stars in Their Eyes: Art and Medieval Astronomy

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

After coming across a familiar-looking diagram of the planets in a 10th-century manuscript a few months ago, I asked my colleagues here at the British Library how cosmology was represented in some of the manuscripts on which they are currently...

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