Guides by Giles Tillotson

guide 1Mehrangarh: Jodhpur Fort & Palace Museum
Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, 2010 (72 pages)
ISBN 978-81-910471-0-3

Mehrangarh Fort, sitting on a high rocky precipice overlooking the city of Jodhpur, is one of India’s most important historic monuments, with immense stone walls encompassing delicate palaces, graceful courtyards and exquisitely painted chambers. It also houses an internationally recognized museum with superb displays of paintings, textiles, armaments and other objects that provide an intriguing glimpse into life inside one of Rajasthan’s most legendary royal courts. This comprehensive guide is published by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, custodian of the Fort and of its collections.

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guide-2Nagaur: A Garden Palace in Rajasthan
Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, 2010 (68 pages)
ISBN 978-81-910471-1-0

Nagaur is a historic city in central Rajasthan. Of ancient origin, it was built over many centuries, and contains impressive buildings of diverse periods. At its centre lies a magnificent garden palace, built within the city’s fort by the Rathore Rajputs in the early 18th century. Published by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust – the fort’s custodian – this guide explores the palace in relation to the architectural heritage of the city, and surveys the wider context of garden design in Rajasthan.

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guide-3Umaid Bhawan Palace: Jodhpur Modern
Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, 2011 (68 pages)
ISBN 978-81-910471-2-7

Designed in the mid-20th century, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is one of the last great palaces built for India’s maharajas. It is also one of the largest and most majestic. With its regal dome and yellow stone walls encasing Art Deco interiors and decorative flourishes derived from Indian carving, it is highly eclectic and visually stunning. This guide is an introduction both to the building’s unique style and to the personalities involved in building it.

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