New PDF release: Annals & Antiquities of Rajasthan

By James Tod,E. Jaiwant Paul

ISBN-10: 1333737424

ISBN-13: 9781333737429

ISBN-10: 8174365796

ISBN-13: 9788174365798

A landmark old paintings, written on the cusp of modernity within the early 19th century, Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan used to be Lieutenant Colonel James Tod's vintage tribute to this grand wasteland sector of India. Tod - mesmerized by means of this quarter and its population, the Rajpoots - committed himself to reading every thing approximately Rajasthan via indigenous documentation, architectural relics, inscriptions, and medieval poetry. For 20 years, Tod delved deep into its lengthy heritage, its legends and folklore, its social customs and its paintings. He additionally carried out geographical learn and made the 1st exact map of Rajasthan in 1815. This pioneering publication condenses the 2 thick volumes of Tod's Annals and provides them in an available and finished demeanour. whereas Tod's unique kind has been preserved, a few gaps and inaccuracies were clarified through the writer. A treasury of precious fabric for historians and basic readers alike, the Annals hide the heritage of six very important areas of Rajasthan - Mewar, Marwar, Jessulmer, Bikaner, Amber, and Haravati - and provides an attractive account of Rajpoot existence from the 12th century onwards. a number of the surviving traditions of Rajpoots that experience their roots in bloody battles, tribal conquests, or petty rivalries, and the Rajpoots'inherent chivalry, loyalty, devotion and zeal were perceptively mentioned. This abridgement additionally illuminates how the background of the subcontinent was once successively written and perceived by way of the British.

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