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Arms & Armour Of India, Nepal & Sri Lanka is a very visually-driven and broad-based introduction to the unique world of arms and armor of the Indian region, encompassing India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, areas with strong martial traditions. It provides an overview of types of arms and armor, with extensive geographical and historical context with many illustrated maps, their decoration and methods of adornment, as well as the iconographic and religious symbology. A unique and valuable feature of the book is an illustrated glossary. It is specifically designed to suit the needs of anyone wanting to familiarize themselves with this topic and the region. It can serve as a reference for the novice collector, and as an image resource for experts.

 

“It is wonderful, an instant classic and certainly the most comprehensive and useful single volume on the subject ever written”

Donald J La Rocca

Curator, Arms and Armor

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Arms & Armour from the Indian Subcontinent

The Indian subcontinent is home to an enticing variety of arms and armor. With such a wide variety of types, styles, materials, techniques, decoration and luxury, the collector has much to choose from! These varieties are a consequence of historical and economic cross-currents reaching back 2 millennia, a rich martial culture, and robust artistic and religious traditions.

 

This website showcases a developing collection. It is an incomplete representation of the many types, is currently biased towards swords, and is very limited in scholarship.

The Indian subcontinent is home to an enticing variety of arms and armor. With such a wide variety of types, styles, materials, techniques, decoration and luxury, the collector has much to choose from! These varieties are a consequence of historical and economic cross-currents reaching back 2 millennia, a rich martial culture, and robust artistic and religious traditions.

 

This website showcases a developing collection. It is an incomplete representation of the many types, is currently biased towards swords, and is very limited in scholarship.