AN ASSEMBLAGE OF INDIAN ARMY SOLDIERS & UNIFORMS FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY THE LATE CHATER PAUL CHATER.

Glover, Michael.


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Perpetua Press, 1st ed., 1973. Xxvii + 133 pp., cold., t.p., + 41 full page cold., plates + cold., ills., + 1 double-page map. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The outstanding paintings of Chater Paul Chater (1878-1949) depict the wide variety of soldiers who served in the Army of the Queen Empress or King Emperor. They include Rajputs, Mahrattas, Punjabi, Musselmans, Sikhs, Jats, Ranghars, Pathans, Dogras, Baluchis, Garhwalis, Madrassis from the south, and, of course, Gurkhas from Nepal. These paintings are reproduced here in lavish colour for the first time and reveal Chater's exceptional skill and accuracy. Glover accompanies these with an informative introduction and commentary to set the paintings in their historical perspective and through them he traces the history and changing role of the Indian Army.


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