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Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan
(in 3 Vols.)
James Tod , William Crooke
Bibliography : lxv, 1921pp., 2 Folded Maps, Crown 8vo.
HB ISBN (10) : 8175364149
HB ISBN (13) : 9788175364141

About the Book:

This is a classic book of history of the Rajputs.<-p>

The work is divided into three volumes. Much historical, geographical and ethnological information has been collected as a Chronicle of the Rajputs. This is a
classic. It deserves to be treated as such. One of the most valuable parts of the Annals
is the chapter describing the popular religion of the Rajputs, the festival and sites in
honour of the Mother Goddess -Gauri. A race of warriors like the Rajputs naturally favours
the worship of Siva, ?the blessed or auspicious one?. The milder side of the
Rajput character is also represented in the cult of Krishna. The character of the Rajputs
is disccussed in many passeges in the Annals. The virtues of the Rajputs lie in the
surface - their loyalty, devotion and gallentry, tbeir chivalry towards women, their
regard for their national customs. The Rajput women are described as virtuous affectionate
and devoted, taking part in the control of the family, sharing with their husbands the
dangers of war and sport, contemptuous of the coward and exercising a salutary influence
in public and domestic affairs.<-p>

Vol. I describes mostly the geography of Rajasthan, the History of the
Rajput tribes and the feudal system of their states.<-p>

Vol. II deals with the Annals of Marwar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and other
cities of Rajasthan.<-p>

Vol. III consists of the annals of Amber, Haravati, Bundi and narrates
Shaikhenvat Federation, and incorporates personal narrative from Udaipur to Kheroda. At
any rate, the Rajput will enjoy the satisfaction that his race has been selected to
furnish the materials for the most comprehensive monograph ever compiled by a British


Vol. 1: Preface by the editor, Introduction by the editor,
Bibliography, author;s introduction, Book-I Geography of Rajasthan or Rajputana, Book-II
History of the Rajput tribes: Chapter -1 Genealogies of the Rajput princes, Chapter-2
Genealogies continued, Chapter-3 Genealogies continued, Chapter-4 foundationf of states
and cities by the different tribes, Chapter-5 The dynasties which succeded Rama and
Krishna, Chapter-6 Geneaological history of the Rajput tribes subsequent to Vikramaditya,
Chapter-7 Catalogue of the thirty six royal races, chapter-8 Reflection on the present
political state of the Rajput tribes, Book-III Sketch of a feudal system in Rajasthan,
Chapter-1 Introduction, chapter-2 Legislative authority, chapter-3 Feudal incidents,
Chapter-4 Rakhwali, Chapter-5 Adoption, appendix, Book-IV Annals of Mewar, Chapter-1
Origin of the Guhilot princes in Mewar, Chapter-2 Birth of Goha, Chapter-3 alleged Persian
extraction of the Ranas of Mewar, Chapter-4 Intevening sovereigns between Bappa and
Samarsi, Chapter-5 Historical facrts furnished by the bard chand, chapter-6 Rana Lakhamsi,
chapter-7 Delicacy of the Rajputs, Chapter-8 Succession of Kumbha, Chapter-9 Accession of
Rana Sanga, Chapter-10 The bastered Banbir rules Mewar, Chapter-11 Accession of Partap,
Chapter-12 Amra mounts the throne, chapter-13 Rana Karan fortifies and embellishes
Udaipur, Chapter-14 Rana Jai Singh, Chapter-15 Rana Sangram, Chapter-16 Rana Partap-II,
Chapter-17 Rana Bhim, chapter-18 overthrow of the predatory system.<-p>


Vol. 2: Chapter-19 Influence of the heirarchy in Rajputana, Chapter-20 The origin of Kanhaiya or Krishna, Chapter-21 Importance of mythological history,
Chapter-22 Festivals continued, Chapter-23 The nicer shades of character difficult to
catch, Chapter 24 Origin of female immolation, Chapter 25 Valley of Udaipur, Chapter-26
The Mers of Meras, Chapter-27 Jodhupur-town or castle, Chapter-28 Nandla, Chapter-29
Mahadaji Sindhia succeds Jai Apa, Chapter-30 Ajmer, Appendix, Book-V Annals of Marwar.<-p>

Chapter-1 The various etymons of Marwar, Chapter-2 Emigration of Siahji and Setram, grandson of Jaichand, Chapter-3 accession of Rao Jodha, Chapter-4 Altered
conditions of the princes of Marwar, Chapter-5 Accession of Raja Sur, Chapter-6 Raja
Jaswant mounts the gaddi of Marwar, Chapter-7 The pregnant queen of Jaswant prevented from
becoming Sati, Chapter-8 The clans petition to see the young Raja, Chatper-9 Ajit
commanded to reduce Nahan and the rebels of the Siwalik mountains, Chapter-10 The
parricidal murder of Ajit, the cause of the destruction of Marwar, chapter-11 Mutual
jealousies of the brothers, Chapter-12 Ram singh succeds, Chapter-13 Accession of Bijai
singh, Chapter-14 Raja Bhim seizes upon the gaddi, Chapter-15 Amir Khan;s reception at
Jodhpur, Chapter-16 Extent and population of Marwar, Book-VI Annals of Bikaner, chapter-1
Origin of the state of Bikaner, chapter-2 Actual condition and capabilities of Bikaner,
Chapter-3 Bhatner its origin and denomination, Book VII Annals of Jaisalmer, chapter-1
Jaisalmer, Chapter-2 Rao Kehar Contemporary of teh Caliph Al Walid, Chapter-3 Preliminary
observations, chapter-4 The Rathors of Mewa settle amidst the ruins of Jaisalmer,
Chapter-5 Jaisalmer becomes the fief of the empire, chapter-6 Rawal Mulraj enters into
treaty with the English, chapter-7 Geographical position of Jaisalmer.<-p>


Vol. 3: Book-VIII sketch of the Indian desert, Chapter-1 Genral aspects, Chapter-2 Chauhan Raj, Book-IX Annals of Amber or Dhundhar, Chapter-1 Designations given by
Europeans to the principalities of Rajputana, Chapter-2 Sawai Jia Singh succeeds,
Chapter-3 The Rajput league, Chapter-4 Jaipur the last of the Rajput states to embrace the
proffered alliance of the British, Shaikhawat Federation, Chapter-5 Origin of the
Shaikhavati federation, Chapter-6 Bindrabandas adheres to Madho singh in the civil wars of
Amber, Chapter-7 Bagh singh opposes the faithless court of amber, Chapter-8 Reflections,
Bool-X Annals of Haravati Bundi, Chapter-1 Haravati defined, Chapter-2 Recapitulation of
the Hara princes from the founder Anuraj to Rae Dewa, Chapter-3 Rao Surjan obtains
Ranthambore, Chapter-4 Rao Ummeda defeats the troops of Amber, Kotah, Chapter-5 Seperation
of Kotah from Bundi, Chapter-6 Maharao Guman Singh, Chapter-7 Zalim regarded as a
legislator, Chapter-8 Farming system of Zalim Singh, chapter-9 Political system of the
regent, Chapter-10 The Rajput states invited to an alliance with the British Government,
Chapter-11 Banishment of Gordhandas the natural son of the regent, Book- XI Personal
narrative:Udaipur to Kheroda, Chapter-1 Departure from the valley of Udaipur, Chapter-2
The chief of Hinta, Chapter-3 Morwan, Chapter-4 The Patar of table land of Central India,
Chapter-5 Dhareshwar, Chapter-6 Bhainsrorgarh, Chapter-7 Unhealthiness of the season of
Kotah, Chapter-8 Extraordinary of the illness in the author, Chapter-9 The author to take
a journey to Bundi, Chapter-10 Ceremony of Rajatilak or inaugration, Chapter-11 Pass of
Mukunddara, Chapter-12 The Chulis or whirlpool of the Chambal, Chapter-13 Route over the
ground of Monson retreat, Chapoter-14 Visit to Menal, Chapter-15 Begun, appendix, Index.<-p>

Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, by James Tod


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