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Saga of Forts & Fortifications of Rajasthan: A Peep into their Resplendent Glory

 
Ratanlal Mishra (Author)
Synopsis

The book deals exhaustively with Military Architecture of Rajasthan in the shape of forts and their fortifications. Modern researches have brought to light the fact that the art of fortification had reached a high state of development even at the dawn of history. With the rise of the Aryans the development received a fresh impetus and in the process of extending and consolidating their gains. The Aryans built fortifications in different parts of the country. During the middle ages the forts were designed for defence by artillery.

This book study mainly during the medieval period and describes a large number of forts of the region technically and historically. Some hitherto unknown forts have been brought to light for the first time.

The components of fort structure, methods of defence and attack the arms and ornaments, account of siege and defence form the subject matter of some chapters of the present work. Sketches, plans, maps together with a large number of illustrations enhance the utility of the book.

The book is more of a advanced type. It is hoped that the present work will prove useful not only to general readers but also to advanced students and candidates for competitive examinations.

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About the author

Ratanlal Mishra

Born on 25th November, 1925 at Mandawa, a small town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan Dr. Ratanlal Mishra is a prolific writer having more than thirty books to his credit. His special subjects of study are history and archaeology. He is deeply interested in various aspects of ancient India and has produced some works of note. Besides this, Indian culture and civilization have been the theme of his other works. Presently, he is engaged in epigraphical study of Rajasthan.

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Bibliographic information

Title Saga of Forts & Fortifications of Rajasthan: A Peep into their Resplendent Glory
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176465305
length x+198p., Maps; Plates; Appendices; Bibliography; 29cm.

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