Annals & Antiquities of Rajasthan by James Tod,E. Jaiwant Paul

By James Tod,E. Jaiwant Paul

A landmark old paintings, written on the cusp of modernity within the early 19th century, Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan was once Lieutenant Colonel James Tod's vintage tribute to this grand wasteland quarter of India. Tod - mesmerized through this area and its population, the Rajpoots - committed himself to reading every little thing approximately Rajasthan via indigenous documentation, architectural relics, inscriptions, and medieval poetry. For two decades, Tod delved deep into its lengthy background, its legends and folklore, its social customs and its artwork. He additionally carried out geographical learn and made the 1st actual map of Rajasthan in 1815. This pioneering ebook condenses the 2 thick volumes of Tod's Annals and offers them in an obtainable and entire demeanour. whereas Tod's unique kind has been preserved, a few gaps and inaccuracies were clarified by way of the writer. A treasury of valuable fabric for historians and common readers alike, the Annals disguise the heritage of six vital areas of Rajasthan - Mewar, Marwar, Jessulmer, Bikaner, Amber, and Haravati - and provides a fascinating account of Rajpoot existence from the 12th century onwards. the various 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 heritage of the subcontinent was once successively written and perceived by means of the British.

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