Old Book 1911 – The Indian Coronation Durbar

Title- The Indian Coronation Durbar, A Cruise To India, China, Japan

Year- 1911

Pages- 37

This is an interesting vintage book/publication, from 1911, brought out by the shipping company announcing their ship Dunottar Castle’s cruise to India, China, Japan, Ceylon, and Burmah. And also to the Northern Capitals of Europe and the Norwegian Fjords. They had planned for the Dunottar Castle in connection with the forthcoming Coronation Durbar/Delhi Durbar. The cruise ship would arrive Calcutta Harbour on 2nd December and for those interested in attending the Delhi Durbar arrangements would be made to reach Delhi by train.

The Durbar itself was scheduled for 12th December, so there was enough time to reach the venue. It also mentions that they have secured for their clients one of the most advantageous sites in Delhi for a camp during the Durbar. The site comprises a fine bungalow and 29 acres of ground. The departure of the Dunottar Castle cruise liner was scheduled for 25th December. Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) would be the next port of call. The book shows pictures from the 1903 Delhi Durbar. Click on the photo for better view.

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Nude (#3)., Ooty Town & Lake – Old Photo 1890., Marine Drive In The Evening Bombay – Old Postcard 1950., Apollo Bunder Before The Gateway Of India – Old Print 1874.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.