Author: Aman Nath
Samar Singh Jodha/
Publisher: India Book House
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175081880
This art album brings alive nine centuries of Rajput history, pulling the past out of the realm of text books and rendering a wondrous narrative of war and bravery; migration and settlement; loyalty, deceit and murder; of medieval connoisseurship of the architecture and the arts, of splendour, opulence and extravagance.
Never before has the history of a dynasty been presented so vividly, with such lavish plates- many from the personal collection of the royal family-that take the reader on a journey to the fascinating destination that is Jaipur.
Cover Detail of a pink wall, the colour for which Jaipur has come to be known. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II’s desire to create his own version of the Mughal capitals of Agra and Delhi was made difficult by the absence of red sandstone in his State. However, for his palace and neighbouring streets a similar colour was arrived at by mixing white lime with the red earth of a village near Kanota. Jaipur’s universal coat of pink came in 1876 in honour of the visit of the Prince of Wales.
THE LAST DESTINATION
Dhundhar, Land of the Kachhawahas
Genealogy: From Mythology to History
PROGENY OF THE SUN: KACHHAWAHAS
OF SUBSERVIENCE AND CONFLICT: LIAISON
Udaipur and the Mughals
MEDIEVAL RAJPUT CITADEL: AMBER
A CITY OF VISION: JAIPUR
MAHARAJAS: JAIPUR AFTER JAI SINGH II
THE GRAND TOUR
A LIVING CULTURE
BEYOND THE RAMPARTS
Symbols of Royalty
Other Kachhawaha Properties
Allegiance and Subservience
Ruin or Revival
Photo Credits and Collections