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By James Tod,E. Jaiwant Paul

A landmark ancient 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 sector of India. Tod - mesmerized by way of this sector and its population, the Rajpoots - devoted himself to interpreting 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 actual map of Rajasthan in 1815. This pioneering booklet condenses the 2 thick volumes of Tod's Annals and offers them in an available and complete demeanour. whereas Tod's unique sort has been preserved, a few gaps and inaccuracies were clarified through the writer. A treasury of important fabric for historians and basic readers alike, the Annals hide the background of six very important areas of Rajasthan - Mewar, Marwar, Jessulmer, Bikaner, Amber, and Haravati - and provides an enticing account of Rajpoot lifestyles 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 heritage of the subcontinent was once successively written and perceived by way of the British.

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