Author: Aman NathSamar Singh Jodha/Publisher: India Book HouseYear: N/ALanguage: EnglishPages: 224ISBN/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 DESTINATIONDhundhar, Land of the KachhawahasGenealogy: From Mythology to HistoryPROGENY OF THE SUN: KACHHAWAHASOF SUBSERVIENCE AND CONFLICT: LIAISONUdaipur and the MughalsMEDIEVAL RAJPUT CITADEL: AMBERA CITY OF VISION: JAIPURMAHARAJAS: JAIPUR AFTER JAI SINGH IIKachhawaha GenealogyTHE GRAND TOURA LIVING CULTUREBEYOND THE RAMPARTSThikanasShekhavatiRajputanaSymbols of RoyaltyOther Kachhawaha PropertiesHierarchyAllegiance and SubservienceRuin or RevivalGlossaryBibliographyPersonal acknowledgementsPhoto Credits and CollectionsEpilogue