Author: Aditya PatankarPublisher: RupaYear: 1996Language: EnglishPages: 64ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171673481
As part of Classic India series, this pictorial book is a collector's item, and a visual delight.The princely states of Jodhpur, Udaipur and Bikaner evolved from princely traditions. A long history of chivalry and honor, the romance of the desert life and the Land of Kings comes to life in this evocative book. Be it the impressive and majestic forts, the liveried retainers of the erstwhile Maharajas, the tradition-bound royal families or the starkness of the desert, they are vividly portrayed. The Classic India series portrays the panorama of India's cultural heritage. For centuries India was perceived as the land of fabulous riches, of wisdom, of mystique and romance. It is this magic that the series captures. It provides a window to one of the world's most ancient civilization - anachronistic at times, but most often vibrant and alive today.