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Museums of Rajasthan

 
Chandramani Singh (Editor)
Synopsis
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.

Contents:
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.
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About the author

Chandramani Singh

The Catalogue is edited by Chandramani Singh, well known Art Historian and former Director, Documentation, Jawahar Kala Kendra. She has a long experience in this field and has many works to her credit- i.e. Catalogue of Kapad Dwara Documents (2 Vols.) and Catalogue of Textiles and Costumes. She has also edited Performing Arts of Rajasthan and District wise Cultural Survey of Rajasthan, published by Jawahar Kala Kendra, Govt. of Rajasthan.

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Bibliographic information

Title Museums of Rajasthan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.11.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189995225
length 208p., Maps; Color Figures; 32 cm.