A well illustrated book, contains vital information on the military history of India, compiled to catalog Indian and Oriental arms and armour for a British museum with informative notes on different races and tribes inhabiting India and the adjacent countries, grouped according to geographical areas, comment on styles of decoration, manufacturing processes and technological characteristics. Enhanced with excellent illustrations, it remains one of the few books available on the subject, providing factual accounts of events ranging from the earliest invasion of the sub-continent in 200 B.C. to the decline of the Mogul Empire in the early 18th century and the First Burmese War in 1824. The work also provides information on military history; chapters give descriptions of Indian swords, helmets, knives, shields, daggers, spears, javelins, blowpipes, sabers and a host of other weapons including arms used for athletic and sacrificial purposes. It also includes a section of the detailed data on Japanese armour and such Arabian and Persian arms as maces, battle axes, matchlock guns and bows and arrows. This comprehensive, profusely illustrated book will be of interest to the students of Far Eastern arms and armour as well as enthusiasts of military history.