Emerging of the Rajput States
Dheeraj Poddar
  • ISBN : 9789390393121
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Rajput is a large multi-component cluster of castes, kin bodies, and local groups, sharing social status and ideology of genealogical descent originating from the Indian subcontinent. The term Rajput covers various patrilineal clans historically associated with warriorhood: several clans claim Rajput status, although not all claims are universally accepted. Rajputana, meaning Land of the Rajputs , was a region in India that included mainly the present-day Indian state of Rajasthan, as well as parts of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, and some adjoining areas of Sindh in modern-day southern Pakistan. The Rajput political system was mainly based on feudalism. Specific territories were given to various chiefs. Each chief or feudal lord collected taxes from the farmers and other people. The first major Rajput kingdom was the Sisodia-ruled kingdom of Mewar. The Rajput period was an era of chivalry and feudalism. The Rajputs weakened each other by constant fighting. This allowed the foreigners (Turks) to embark on victorious campaigns using duplicity and deceit wherever military strength failed against Rajputs. The Rajput Rulers had a keen sense of beauty in Art and Architecture which is seen in the artistic excellence of their temples, forts and palaces. The present book is an effort to explore the historical details of Rajput dynasties and their kingdoms in India. This book will be proved to be an important resourceful guide for graduate students and general readers.