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A portico of four columns. Ram Raz Collection c.1825
RAS 077.001 (37-39)
Kunisato Triptych: View of Akabane, Yedo, early evening. From an album of theatrical prints presented by Herbert Charles Fanshawe, December 1923
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Tod Collection: Rana Jai Singh of Newar being weighed, Udaipur
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Demons and kings seated in two main rows. Illustration from the Adi parva of the Mahabharata.

Latest News

The Inaugural Bayly Prize. A £2500 award for a distinguished thesis in an Asian subject falling within the scope of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society or of Modern Asian Studies. http://royalasiaticsociety.org/about-us/the-bayly-prize-applications-and-nominations/

The RAS is delighted to launch a Digital Library, hosting a variety of digitized treasures from our historic collections. Please see here for more details: http://royalasiaticsociety.org/royal-asiatic-society-launches-digital-library/

Upcoming Events

  1. “Saragarhi: The True Story” Film Screening

    September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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