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'By My Sword and Shield': Traditional Weapons of the Indian Warrior

E. Jaiwant Paul (Author)
Synopsis A soldier values his sword almost as much as his life and a Rajput's most powerful and binding oath was by his sovereign's throne ('gadi ki an') or by his arms ('ya sil ki an') or by his sword and shield ('dhal talwar ki an'). Akbar's swords had names and ranks assigned to them and these were sent by rotation each night to his bed chamber. This book traces the development of the weapons of the Indian warrior, from the earliest to modern times, and also provides illustrations of a wide variety of the arms and Armour discussed.
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About the author

E. Jaiwant Paul

E. Jaiwant Paul worked with Hindustan Lever and then was the Director of Brooke Bond for several years. Later he lived in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, heading the National Mineral Water Co. Apart from collecting weapons, he has been a keen cricketer and tennis player. His lifelong interest in arms and armour springs from the fact that his father as well as his grandfather served in the Princely States, where swords and daggers were part of everyday attire. He lives in Delhi and is on the board of directors of several companies including MAA Bozell. He is married and has two daughters.

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Bibliographic information

Title 'By My Sword and Shield': Traditional Weapons of the Indian Warrior
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition Reprint
Publisher Roli Books
Language: English
isbn 8174360123
length 120p., Plates; Figures; 23cm.
Subjects History