Rare Books

The Indian Culture portal hosts a repository of rare books from various national and state libraries under the Ministry of Culture, India. It has a large collection of antiquarian or rarebooks in the form of digital books. The visitors can browse through a large number of vintage and ancient books from national and state libraries to read online. The book search engine in the.Indian Culture portal allows readers to search and look for the oldest books in India in multiple digital formats that are easy to open and read. These rare-books can be found in digital formats such as pdf and flip books which makes the reading experience a delight for the readers. Many of the rare books also have a feature to search through the text.
There are numerous answers to the question, what is a rare book? The traditional definition of a rare book is any book which has an enhanced value because its demand exceeds the supply, usually because of its importance, scarcity, age, condition, physical, and aesthetic properties, association, or subject matter. However, there is no clear-cut definition of what makes a book a rare book. Different libraries and booksellers employ different criteria to define a rarebook. The terms 'rare', 'antiquarian', and 'old' are not clearly defined or indeed distinguished and are used interchangeably to refer to such books.


Baby Doll: the script for the film

Author: Williams, Tennessee

Publisher:Secker & Warburg, London

Copyright:1957

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Bharata Kosa

Publisher:T. T. Devasthanams Press, Tirupati

Copyright:1951

63

Eight principal Rasas of the Hindus with murtti and vrindaka

Author: Tagore, Sourindro Mohun

Publisher:I.C bose, Calcutta

Copyright:1880

6

English Costume

Author: Calthrop, Dion Clayton

Publisher:Adam & Charles Black, London

Copyright:1907

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Ethno Musicology and India

Author: Bhattacharya, Sudhibhushan 

Publisher:Indian Publications, Calcutta

Copyright:1968

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Fifty Stanzas in Sanskrita: in honor of H. R. H. the prince of wales

Publisher:I.C. Bose & Co., Calcutta

Copyright:1875

3

Folk-Lore of China: and its affinities with that of the aryan and semitic races

Author: Dennys, N. B.

Publisher:China Mail, Hongkong

Copyright:1876

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Ideals of ancient Hindu politics and the Arthaśāstra of Kauṭilya

Author: Naik, B. B.

Publisher:Dharwar

Copyright:1932

2

Indian Culture: vol.xiv, No.4 (April- June 1948)

Author: Bhandarkar, Devadatta Ramkrishna Churn, Bimala Ghosh, Batakrishna

Publisher:Satis Chandra Seal, Calcutta

Copyright:1948

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Indian Culture: vol.xiv, No.4 (April- June 1948)

Author: Bhandarkar, Devadatta Ramkrishna Churn, Bimala Ghosh, Batakrishna

Publisher:Satis Chandra Seal, Calcutta

Copyright:1948

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Indian Culture: vol.xiv, No.4 (July-September 1947)

Author: Bhandarkar, Devadatta Ramkrishna Churn, Bimala Ghosh, Batakrishna

Publisher:Satis Chandra Seal, Calcutta

Copyright:1947

1

Indian Culture: vol.xiv, No.4 (July-September 1947)

Author: Bhandarkar, Devadatta Ramkrishna Churn, Bimala Ghosh, Batakrishna

Publisher:Satis Chandra Seal, Calcutta

Copyright:1947

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Indian Culture: vol.xiv,No. 2(Oct-Dec 1947)

Author: Bhandarkar, Devadatta Ramkrishna Churn, Bimala Ghosh, Batakrishna

Publisher:Satis Chandra Seal, Calcutta

Copyright:1947

3

Indian music's address to Lord Lytton

Author: Tagore, Sourindro Mohun

Publisher:I.C. Bose, Calcutta

Copyright:1880

3

Light of Asia

Author: Arnold, Edwin

Publisher:John Lane the bodly head, London

Copyright:1926

3

Nathdwara

Author: Ghanasham, Pakhawaji

Publisher:Subodhini P. Press, Bombay

Copyright:1968

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