Royal Umbrellas of Stone
Melia Belli Bose
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Royal Umbrellas of Stone

Memory, Politics, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Art

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This edition was published in by Brill in Leiden.

Written in English

319 pages

"In Royal Umbrellas of Stone : Memory, Politics, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Art, Melia Belli Bose provides the first analysis of Rajput chatrīs ('umbrellas'; cenotaphs) built between the sixteenth to early-twentieth centuries. New kings constructed chatrīs 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 chatrīs within their original social, political, and religious milieux. It also compares the chatrīs to other Rajput arts to understand how arts of different media targeted specific audiences"--Provided by publisher.

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"In Royal Umbrellas of Stone : Memory, Politics, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Art, Melia Belli Bose provides the first analysis of Rajput chatrīs ('umbrellas'; cenotaphs) built between the sixteenth to early-twentieth centuries. New kings constructed chatrīs 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 chatrīs within their original social, political, and religious milieux. It also compares the chatrīs to other Rajput arts to understand how arts of different media targeted specific audiences"--Provided by publisher.

Royal Umbrellas of Stone

Memory, Politics, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Art

This edition was published in by Brill in Leiden.


Edition Description

"In Royal Umbrellas of Stone : Memory, Politics, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Art, Melia Belli Bose provides the first analysis of Rajput chatrīs ('umbrellas'; cenotaphs) built between the sixteenth to early-twentieth centuries. New kings constructed chatrīs 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 chatrīs within their original social, political, and religious milieux. It also compares the chatrīs to other Rajput arts to understand how arts of different media targeted specific audiences"--Provided by publisher.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-316) and index.

Series
Brill's Indological library -- volume 48

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
736/.509544
Library of Congress
DS432.R3 B38 2015, DS432.R3B38 2015

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxi, 319 pages
Number of pages
319

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL30396838M
ISBN 13
9789004300545, 9789004300569
LC Control Number
2015023717

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