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Author Belli Bose, Melia, author.

Title Royal umbrellas of stone : memory, politics, and public identity in Rajput funerary art / by Melia Belli Bose.

Publication Info. Leiden : Brill, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (341 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Series Brill's Indological library, 0925-2916 ; volume 48
Brill's Indological library ; v. 48.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chronological chart of Rajput and other dynasties -- Introduction: Rajputs and their royal umbrellas -- Interrupted continuities : the chatris of the Kachhwaha Rajputs of Amber and Jaipur -- Keeping up with the Kachhwahas : the chatris of the Narukas of Alwar, the Dadu Panthis, and the Shekhawati merchants -- A deceptive message of resistance : nostalgia and the early Jodha Rathores' renaissant devals -- Shifting allegiances, shifting styles : later Jodha Rathore memorials -- Devi Kund Sagar : the iconography of sati and its absence in Bikaner's chatris -- Eklingji's divine darbar : the Sisodia chatris of Mewar -- Conclusion: Beyond Rajasthan -- Glossary 299.
Summary "In Royal Umbrellas of Stone : Memory, Politics, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Art, Melia Belli Bose provides the first analysis of Rajput chatrs ('umbrellas'; cenotaphs) built between the sixteenth to early-twentieth centuries. New kings constructed chatrs for their late fathers as statements legitimacy. During periods of political upheaval patrons introduced new forms and decorations to respond to current events and evoke a particular past. Offering detailed analyses of individual cenotaphs and engaging with art historical and epigraphic evidence, as well as ethnography and ritual, this book locates the chatrs within their original social, political, and religious milieux. It also compares the chatrs to other Rajput arts to understand how arts of different media targeted specific audiences"--Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Rajput (Indic people) -- Social life and customs.
Rajput (Indic people) -- Religion.
Sepulchral monuments -- India -- Rajasthan -- History.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- India -- Rajasthan -- History.
Rajput art -- History.
Art and society -- India -- Rajasthan -- History.
Memory -- Social aspects -- India -- Rajasthan -- History.
Politics and culture -- India -- Rajasthan -- History.
Group identity -- India -- Rajasthan -- History.
Rajasthan (India) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Belli Bose, Melia. Royal umbrellas of stone : memory, politics, and public identity in Rajput funerary art. Leiden : Brill, [2015] Brill's Indological library ; volume 48 9789004300545
ISBN 9789004300545 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9789004300569 (e-book)

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