Arms and Armour: Traditional Weapons of India

Arms and Armour: Traditional Weapons of India

Regular price $25.00

By: E.Jaiwant Paul

First edition, published 2005 by Roil Books Pvt Ltd.  This is a USED hardcover book with substantial plastic protecting the delicate dust jacket, some smudges on the gold front piece, and very minor corner dings.  Size: 9.5" x 9.5".  143 pages with dozens of color plates.

A soldier values his sword almost as much as his life, and a Rajput`s most powerful and binding oath was by his sovereign`s throne (`gadi ki an`) or by his arms (`ya sil ki an`) or by his sword and shield (`dhal talwar ki an`). Akbar`s swords had names and ranks assigned to them and these were sent by rotation each night to his bed chamber. This book traces the development of the weapons of the Indian warrior, from the earliest to modern times, and also provides illustrations of a wide variety of the arms and armour discussed.

This is an out of print book and one of the BEST of its genre.