Festivals at the Jaipur Court

Paper Type: 130 gsm Art paper (matt) | Size: 268 mm x 222 mm
All colour; 119 colour and 7 black and white photographs; 168 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9383098422 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-42-2

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This splendidly illustrated book examines the ‘living traditions’ of the former royal court of Jaipur, in the light of the objects and materials that are integral to the established rituals and celebrations. The author takes us on a vibrant and informative journey through the Hindu seasonal calendar and the year-round panoply of festivity and ceremonial observances that are special to Rajasthan, particularly Jaipur. Lavishly illustrated with over 60 photographs of miniature paintings, ritual objects and ceremonies. This book is the first in a series on the collections at the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum in the Jaipur City Palace. Others in the series are Arms and Armour at the Jaipur Court, Textiles & Garments at the Jaipur Court and Painting & Photography at the Jaipur Court.

Vibhuti Sachdev
Vibhuti Sachdev

Dr. Vibhuti Sachdev qualified as an architect (SPA, Delhi) with a PhD in Vastu Vidya (SOAS, London). She works as a conservation consultant, writer and product designer, and is interested in issues of Indian modernity, urbanism, and in craft and cultural traditions. She has taught at the University of Sussex,and has written three books and several articles on the subjects of Jaipur, Vastu Vidya, and Indian cities. She is currently Professor at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University.