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The ‘Indian Archery’, the most original and pioneering work, is the outcome of eighteen years of dedicated research of the author. Based on the first-hand knowledge of the bows, arrows, quivers etc., Preserved in the different, museum, private collections, armouries of the erstwhile princes, Ordnance Depots and police headquarters, this monograph deals with almost every aspects of Indian Archery worth knowledge. Pre-and protohistoric archery, as revealed through the archaeological excavations, and of the historical period, as gathered from the literary, numismatics, epigraphics and sculptural sources and that illustrated in miniature and wall paintings and painted manuscripts has been fully exploited. The different shapes of bows and arrows together with the material, technique, modes of operation, decoration applied to them and bowyers have been discussed in detail. Quiver and its counterparts jaibah, saghdag and qirban; arrow-head -extractor and arrow-puller; gosha-gir and kardang; nalika, arrow-guide and nao, shooting-glove and bracer, tip and tab and other accouterments of Indian Archery have been given their legitimate place. Archery as a pastime, the games associated with it and its presents status in India are a few other aspects which have been taken into account. Profusely illustrated with 400 lines drawing and 110 plates, all authentic and accurate, the treatise has emerged as a comprehensive reference work. Printed Pages: 500.