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Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India
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Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India Hardcover - 2006

by Amin Jaffer


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Rich in anecdotes and visually splendid, Made for Maharajas brings alive the extraordinary lavish, varied and sometimes implausible works commissioned by princes whose wealth knew no bounds and whose eccentricities were legend.

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  • Title Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India
  • Author Amin Jaffer
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition 1st edition
  • Pages 276
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Roli Books, New Delhi
  • Date 2006
  • ISBN 9788174363725 / 8174363726
  • Weight 4.75 lbs (2.15 kg)
  • Dimensions 11.51 x 10 x 0.58 in (29.24 x 25.40 x 1.47 cm)

About the author

Dr Amin Jaffer is Senior Curator of The Al Thani Collection. For thirteen years a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum and for ten years International Director of Asian Art at Christie's, Jaffer authored Furniture from British India and Ceylon (V&A, 2001), Luxury Goods from India (V&A, 2002) and Made for Maharajas: a design diary of Princely India (2006). Jaffer was co-curator of the V&A's blockbuster 2004 exhibition Encounters: the meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500-1800, which explored the artistic and cultural encounter between Europe and Asia following the discovery of a sea route to India by Vasco da Gama in 1498 and Maharaja: the Splendour of India's Royal Courts, which opened at the V&A in 2009. He has edited Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels (2013), co-curated the exhibition From the Great Mughals to the Maharajas: Jewels from The Al Thani Collection at the Grand Palais, Paris (2017) and curated the exhibition Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas: The Al Thani Collection at the Doge's Palace, Venice (2017).
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