Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 772

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 772

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Military > Indian Shields
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Indian Shields
Indian Shields
Description

The origin of Indian dhal (shield) lies in obscurity. However, some of the prehistoric paintings drawn on the walls of caves (e.g., Bhimbetkam Pachmarhi, etc), referable to fifty thousand to one hundred thousand years ago, depict shields. The paintings in the Jogimara caves (c 10,000 BC) show round and convex shields. The Indus Valley sites have yielded no shields although certain pictographs in the Harappan seals (1) may represent men holding shields.Two terms are found in the Vedic literature (2) Charma and varutha - the former was made of leather or hide and the later of wood. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata describe several varieties of shields used during the respective wars.

The Greek warriors accompanying Alexender invaded India in 326 BC they all carried shields on their backs. About the Indian soldiers, Arrian writes, " In the left hand, they carry bucklers made of undressed ox-hide, which are not so broad as those who carry them, but are as long. The horsemen are equipped with two lances and with a shorter buckler". (J.W.McCrindle, The Invasion of India by Alexander the Great, 1896), (p.108). This is the earliest reference if a shield used by the caveliers in India, prior to which its use was confined to the foot-soldiers and charioteers only.

Click Here for More Books Published By National Museum

Indian Shields

Item Code:
NAB131
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2001
Language:
English
Size:
17.3" x 11.5"
Pages:
16 (Ten Color Plates)
Price:
$22.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Indian Shields

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 12235 times since 3rd Jun, 2017

The origin of Indian dhal (shield) lies in obscurity. However, some of the prehistoric paintings drawn on the walls of caves (e.g., Bhimbetkam Pachmarhi, etc), referable to fifty thousand to one hundred thousand years ago, depict shields. The paintings in the Jogimara caves (c 10,000 BC) show round and convex shields. The Indus Valley sites have yielded no shields although certain pictographs in the Harappan seals (1) may represent men holding shields.Two terms are found in the Vedic literature (2) Charma and varutha - the former was made of leather or hide and the later of wood. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata describe several varieties of shields used during the respective wars.

The Greek warriors accompanying Alexender invaded India in 326 BC they all carried shields on their backs. About the Indian soldiers, Arrian writes, " In the left hand, they carry bucklers made of undressed ox-hide, which are not so broad as those who carry them, but are as long. The horsemen are equipped with two lances and with a shorter buckler". (J.W.McCrindle, The Invasion of India by Alexander the Great, 1896), (p.108). This is the earliest reference if a shield used by the caveliers in India, prior to which its use was confined to the foot-soldiers and charioteers only.

Click Here for More Books Published By National Museum

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Indian Shields (History | Books)

Folklore Museum of Mysore (DVD)
M Lingraj
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Art, New Delhi
75:12 Minutes
Item Code: ICJ066
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Iconography in The National Museums of Tokyo And Kyoto
by A.K. Bhattacharyya
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Indian Museum, Kolkata
Item Code: NAG111
$200.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Treasures of The National Museum
Item Code: NAB102
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Treasures of The National Museum (New Delhi)
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAK814
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Raghogarh Paintings (National Museum Collection)
by PC Jain
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
National Museum, New Delhi
Item Code: NAK686
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Armours in the National Museum Collection  A Catalogue
Item Code: IDK443
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
INDIAN ARMOURS in the National Museum Collection - A Catalogue
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDE956
$65.00$52.00
You save: $13.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
NATIONAL MUSEUM BULLETIN NO. 9
Deal 20% Off
by Dr. S. P. Gupta
Paperback (Edition: 2002)
National Museum, New Delhi
Item Code: IDG197
$27.50$22.00
You save: $5.50 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Delhi: A City of Museums
Deal 20% Off
by Satyen Mohapatra

Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDF383
$37.50$30.00
You save: $7.50 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Museums, Archaeology and Culture
Item Code: NAJ133
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I received my Manjushri statue today and I can't put in words how delighted I am with it! Thank you very much. It didn't take very long to get here (the UK) - I wasn't expecting it for a few more weeks. Your support team is very good at providing customer service, too. I must conclude that you have an excellent company.
Mark, UK.
A very comprehensive site for a company with a good reputation.
Robert, UK
I am extremely happy to receive such a beautiful and unique brass idol of Bhagavan Shri Hanumanji. It has been very securely packed and delivered without delay. Thank you very much.
Dheeranand Swamiji
I love this website . Always high quality unique products full of spiritual energy!!! Very fast shipping as well.
Kileigh
Thanks again Exotic India! Always perfect! Great books, India's wisdom golden peak of knowledge!!!
Fotis, Greece
I received the statue today, and it is beautiful! Worth the wait! Thank you so much, blessings, Kimberly.
Kimberly, USA
I received the Green Tara Thangka described below right on schedule. Thank you a million times for that. My teacher loved it and was extremely moved by it. Although I have seen a lot of Green Tara thangkas, and have looked at other Green Tara Thangkas you offer and found them all to be wonderful, the one I purchased is by far the most beautiful I have ever seen -- or at least it is the one that most speaks to me.
John, USA
Your website store is a really great place to find the most wonderful books and artifacts from beautiful India. I have been traveling to India over the last 4 years and spend 3 months there each time staying with two Bengali families that I have adopted and they have taken me in with love and generosity. I love India. Thanks for doing the business that you do. I am an artist and, well, I got through I think the first 6 pages of the book store on your site and ordered almost 500 dollars in books... I'm in trouble so I don't go there too often.. haha.. Hari Om and Hare Krishna and Jai.. Thanks a lot for doing what you do.. Great !
Steven, USA
Great Website! fast, easy and interesting!
Elaine, Australia
I have purchased from you before. Excellent service. Fast shipping. Great communication.
Pauline, Australia
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India