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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 used to be Lieutenant Colonel James Tod's vintage tribute to this grand desolate tract sector of India. Tod - mesmerized by way of this zone and its population, the Rajpoots - devoted himself to analyzing every thing approximately Rajasthan via indigenous documentation, architectural relics, inscriptions, and medieval poetry. For 20 years, Tod delved deep into its lengthy historical past, its legends and folklore, its social customs and its paintings. He additionally performed geographical study 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 obtainable and complete demeanour. whereas Tod's unique variety has been preserved, a few gaps and inaccuracies were clarified by way of the writer. A treasury of precious fabric for historians and normal readers alike, the Annals hide the historical past of six vital 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 heritage of the subcontinent was once successively written and perceived via the British.

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