Arms and Armour: At The Jaipur Court (The Royal Collection)

Elgood-AA-JaipurElgood, R. (2015). Arms and Armour: At The Jaipur Court (The Royal Collection). New Delhi: Niyogi Books.
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Мова: Англійська.
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This book is one in a series illustrating the collections of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. City Palace. Jaipur, Others in the series are Festivals It the Jaipur Court by Vibhuti Sachdev and Costumes and Textiles at the Jaipur Court by Rahul Jain.
The author Dr. Robert Elgood is a much-published expert in the field of Arms and Armour. He has selected 186 of the most interesting arms in the Jaipur royal palace and discusses them as weapons in their social and historical context. ‘The book breaks new ground in Indian arms scholarship and is also a very readable account that takes in Rajput. Mughal and British Indian history. anthropology and art history .. , he objects arc stunning: swords belonging to the Mughal Emperors Jahangir. Shah jahan and Aurangzeb; wonderful court daggers with hilts of carved rock crystal, jade, ivory and gilt steel; ferocious tribal arms; some remarkable historic firearms and beautiful painted shields. some of which were decorar in Japan for the Mughal court. “There is even a device for extracting arrows from wounds with toe-curling ancient medical remedies. Most of these arms are from the reserve collections and published for the first time ‘l he book will be essential for all museum curators. dealers and collectors working in this field.

Contents

FOREWORD BY PRINCESS DIYA KUMARI OF JAIPUR 6
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 8
CATALOGUING TERMS 9
INTRODUCTION 10
Daggers 26
Katars 78
Swords 100
Children’s Arms 148
Lances, Spears and Shields 152
Armour 178
Axes, Ankus, Chhadi and Maces 195
Bows and Arrows 218
Accoutrements 228
Guns and Pistols 244
MAP 264
THE RULERS OF AMBER – JAIPUR 265
ENDNOTES 266
GLOSSARY 278
BIBLIOGRAPHY 282
INDEX 294

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