This lavishly illustrated book brings to us the splendid collection of medieval Arms and Armour at the City Palace Museum in Jaipur. The objects include daggers,swords, lances, khanjar, shields and armour, as well as a range of accoutrements. There is also a section on Children’s Arms. Meticulously researched narratives accompany the elegant photographs, described the details of manufacture, decoration as well as the available, often intriguing history of each weapon. This is the second book in a series on the collections at the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum in the Jaipur City Palace.
Contents: Foreword by Princes Diya Kumari of Jaipur. 1. Introduction. 1. Daggers. 2. Katars. 3. Swords. 4. Children’s arms. 5. Lances, spears and shields. 6. Armour. 7. Axes, Ankus, Chhadi and maces. 8. Bows and arrows. 9. Accoutrements. 10. Guns and pistols. Map. The rulers of Amber-Jaipur. Endnotes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.