Dotted with beautiful and breathtaking palaces and forts, Rajasthan (the largest state in India) is a land where tradition and modernity live side by side, with a history that is symbolized by images of valor, sacrifices, and battles. It is also the birthplace of grassroots democracy in India. Earlier known as Rajpootana, the story of Rajasthan is interesting, not only from a linear historical standpoint, but also from a cultural, sociological, and social change perspective. This collection of essays provides a multi-faceted look at Rajasthan and the modern-day capital of Jaipur. The book is a potpourri that explores Rajasthan's present and past, from early centers of agriculture and metallurgy in the region, to the impact of British rule, and more. It is an extremely informative and interesting compendium that will appeal to those fascinated by the romance of Rajasthan and its past.
Publication Date: 12/31/2010