Exploring the evolution of Rajasthan’s royal culture, this handsome coffee-table book features works collected over four centuries from Marwar—now part of an exhibition currently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. With writings from an international team of contributors, it sheds new light on the role of women in the royal court and other marginalised perspectives.
Persian blade sword, early 20th century
PEACOCK IN THE DESERT: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India by Karni Jasol Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 295 pages
Portrait of Maharaja Sardar Singh by Bert Harris, 19th century
Portrait of Maharaja Ajit Singh by Amardas Bhatti, 19th century
Late 19th and early 20th century gangajali (sacred water dispenser), dhupiya (incense burner) and diya (handheld lamp) used in religious rituals.
Sarpech (turban ornament), Deccan, early 18th century