This is a classic book of history of the Rajputs.
The work is divided into three volumes. Much historical, geographical and ethnological information has been collected as a Chronicle of the Rajputs. This is a
classic. It deserves to be treated as such. One of the most valuable parts of the Annals
is the chapter describing the popular religion of the Rajputs, the festival and sites in
honour of the Mother Goddess -Gauri. A race of warriors like the Rajputs naturally favours
the worship of Siva, ?the blessed or auspicious one?. The milder side of the
Rajput character is also represented in the cult of Krishna. The character of the Rajputs
is disccussed in many passeges in the Annals. The virtues of the Rajputs lie in the
surface - their loyalty, devotion and gallentry, tbeir chivalry towards women, their
regard for their national customs. The Rajput women are described as virtuous affectionate
and devoted, taking part in the control of the family, sharing with their husbands the
dangers of war and sport, contemptuous of the coward and exercising a salutary influence
in public and domestic affairs.
Vol. I describes mostly the geography of Rajasthan, the History of the
Rajput tribes and the feudal system of their states.
Vol. II deals with the Annals of Marwar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and other
cities of Rajasthan.
Vol. III consists of the annals of Amber, Haravati, Bundi and narrates
Shaikhenvat Federation, and incorporates personal narrative from Udaipur to Kheroda. At
any rate, the Rajput will enjoy the satisfaction that his race has been selected to
furnish the materials for the most comprehensive monograph ever compiled by a British
|Book :||Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan or the Central and Western Rajput States of India, 3 Vols|
Book ID :14659
James Tod (Author), William Crooke (Ed., Intr.)
ISBN 13 :9788175364141
Year of Publication :2010
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Size :12 x 20 Cms.
Weight :1 Kg.
2 Folded Maps