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Chittor
Chittor
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Looming large on a narrow strip of a solitary hill, about 170 metres above the plains, are the ghostly remains of Rajasthan's greatest fortified citadel. It is Chittorgarh- the capital, for over eight centuries: AD 734-1567, of Mewar state and strikingly reminiscent of the heroic, stranger-than-fiction sages of valiant Rajput warriors, of men who'd rather break than bend, of brave women who'd rather die of self-immolation than suffer dishonour.

With a comprehensive historical overview of Chittorgarh and how it has been seen by historiographer of yester years, Irmgard Meininger meticulously delineates this awe-inspiring citadel, as a splendid example of Indian defensive structure. Suggesting that Chittorgarh still holds out much of its former grandeur, she takes you around its majestic palaces, its wonderful temples in the fines Hindu and Jaina architectural idioms; besides its bazaars, tanks, lakes and mountain springs and thus veritably transports you to another world, far away from the everyday life of humdrum.

Including exquisite illustrative material, the monograph presents all that you would want to know about Chittorgarh and see for yourself.

About the Author

Meininger a German Judge for Criminal Law in Professional is a genuine connoisseur of arts, especially Indian arts and history that first drew her to India as far back as 1973. Her acquaintance ever since, with Maharaj Kumar Arvind Singh of Mewar and his family, coupled with four years of her intensive research and study combined with the input by Mohan Singh Kothari, a noble of Mewar has gone into the shaping of her this guide and the exquisite photographic reproductions it embodies. She has also published a more detailed and illustrative book on The Kingdom of Mewar.

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword 5
Preface 7
Chittor in the Eyes of Historians and Travelers 11
Historical Overview 15
A Tour of Chittor 41
Historical-Genealogical Tree of the Dynasty of Mewar 65
Glossary 69
Map of Chittor  
Plan of Rana Kumbha's Palace  
Sources and Bibliography 73
Acknowledgements 79

Sample Pages





Chittor

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IDD243
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Paperback
Edition:
2000
ISBN:
812460150X
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English
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80 {Illustrated throughout in Colour}
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From the Back of the Book

Looming large on a narrow strip of a solitary hill, about 170 metres above the plains, are the ghostly remains of Rajasthan's greatest fortified citadel. It is Chittorgarh- the capital, for over eight centuries: AD 734-1567, of Mewar state and strikingly reminiscent of the heroic, stranger-than-fiction sages of valiant Rajput warriors, of men who'd rather break than bend, of brave women who'd rather die of self-immolation than suffer dishonour.

With a comprehensive historical overview of Chittorgarh and how it has been seen by historiographer of yester years, Irmgard Meininger meticulously delineates this awe-inspiring citadel, as a splendid example of Indian defensive structure. Suggesting that Chittorgarh still holds out much of its former grandeur, she takes you around its majestic palaces, its wonderful temples in the fines Hindu and Jaina architectural idioms; besides its bazaars, tanks, lakes and mountain springs and thus veritably transports you to another world, far away from the everyday life of humdrum.

Including exquisite illustrative material, the monograph presents all that you would want to know about Chittorgarh and see for yourself.

About the Author

Meininger a German Judge for Criminal Law in Professional is a genuine connoisseur of arts, especially Indian arts and history that first drew her to India as far back as 1973. Her acquaintance ever since, with Maharaj Kumar Arvind Singh of Mewar and his family, coupled with four years of her intensive research and study combined with the input by Mohan Singh Kothari, a noble of Mewar has gone into the shaping of her this guide and the exquisite photographic reproductions it embodies. She has also published a more detailed and illustrative book on The Kingdom of Mewar.

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword 5
Preface 7
Chittor in the Eyes of Historians and Travelers 11
Historical Overview 15
A Tour of Chittor 41
Historical-Genealogical Tree of the Dynasty of Mewar 65
Glossary 69
Map of Chittor  
Plan of Rana Kumbha's Palace  
Sources and Bibliography 73
Acknowledgements 79

Sample Pages





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