Overview for Museums of Rajasthan
This compendium details the origin, history and importance of the government-managed museums in Rajasthan, India.
The spectacular collections administered by Government of Rajasthan and housed at Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kota, Mandor, at. Mt. Abu, Pali, Sikar, Ahar and Udaipur, illustrate the glorious heritage of the erstwhile Rajputana kingdoms. They display samples of India's best royal collections, archaeological findings and local crafts.
Highlighting the rich cultural legacy of Rajasthan, this book offers a concise overview of the themes of these collections, with mention of the legendary royal figures and experts who envisaged these museums. It is an engaging visual record of superb artworks in stunning colour photographs, presented as a catalogue of significant objects, sculptures, paintings, weapons, crafts, terracotta ware and decorative arts.
With an informative appendix containing useful information, this guide to Rajasthan's museums holds immense value for scholars, and serves as a resource for those waiting to explore Rajasthan.
1. Rajputana Museum, Ajmer 2. City Palace Museum, Alwar 3. Museum at Lohagarh Fort, Bharatpur 4. Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Bikaner 5. Museum at Fateh Prakash Palace, Chittorgarh 6. Rajmata Devendra Kumari Museum, Dungarpur 7. Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur 8. Sawai Man Singh Town Hall Museum, Jaipur 9. Government Museum, Jaisalmer 10. Government Museum, Jhalawar 11. Sardar Museum, Jodhpur 12. Braj Vilas Palace Museum, Kota 13. Museum at Zanana Bagh, Mandor 14. Government Museum at Raj Bhavan, Mt. Abu 15. Bangar Museum, Pali 16. Rajkumar Hardayal Singh Museum, Sikar 17. Site Museum at Ahar, Udaipur 18. Government Museum, Udaipur; Appendix.