"Glories of Marwar Sc The Glorious Rathors" is an exhaustive study of the origin and history of the Rajputs by Mahamahopadhyay Pandit Bisheshwar Nath Reu and is an authentic publication of Archeological Department, Jodhpur. Reu, a historian and scholar of eminence; traces the history of the rulers of Marwar from the great epics and refer to the inscription of the periods of Ashoka and the Kushan kings and thus unfolds a highly absorbing and fascinating record. This meticulously chronicled thesis brings out the merit of the glorious Rathore rulers of Marwar and remains to be the main resource material for future scholars.
Marwar's relations with the Emperors and the neighboring principalities present a wholesome picture of the Rathores who wielded the sword and the baton of statehood equally well. Authentic correspondence in original record of the rulers of Marwar illustrate their diplomatic vision and adds to the gravity of the historical account. Administrative 'Farman' (orders) and inscriptions effecting social reforms are evidences of the progressive vision of the Rulers of Marwar, who kept their subjects in focus as the decisions relate to management of temples, Caste system, welfare of minstrels & bards and the protection of the girl child.
Mahamahopadhyay Rejuji contributed much more than, an official historian to immortalize the 'Glories of Marwar'.
This book contains a brief history of Marwar and its illustrious rulers. In the appendices are given those articles, which were published in various research journals or read at the various conferences held from time to time at different places. The information as to when and where these articles were published or read is also given in the beginning of each of the articles. Some of these articles are, truly speaking, reproduction of the original correspondence, which passed between the Rathor rulers and their officials or contemporary rulers. They throw new light not only on the history of Marwar, but also on the history of India. Some of these articles have been appreciated by eminent scholars like Dr. D. R. Bhandarkar, Sir Jadunath Sarkar, etc. and some of them requested me to publish them in a book form for the easy access to the scholars.
In compliance to their wishes I have compiled this volume and the references to the articles at their proper places in the brief history will, I trust, prove useful to the scholars interested in the Rajput history.
As the articles were published in different journals and in the proceedings of the various conferences at different dates, so the spelling of proper names vary at places. Further owing to the absence of the letter S, Sh is used for both श and ष. I hope the readers will kindly excuse the author for the long errata which is due to unavoidable circumstances. Further I may add that though this volume was sent for publication in 1940 A. D., yet the press took an unexpected long time in its printing.
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