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The Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), Udaipur was instituted to serve and assist each and every individual to realise a special status in the hierarchy of God's creation, and to serve as a temple of inspiration to future generations. The Foundation was founded upon principles of trusteeship, which are its underlying structure and strengt...

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Maharana Mewar Research Institute

Maharana Mewar Research Institute

Maharana Mewar Research Institute

Invaluable archival material is stored in the basement of the Maharana Mewar Research Institute and funds are being targeted for its long-term preservation. A plan is underway to modernise the interior of the Institute and have the archives catalogued and digitised. 

The present custodian of the House of Mewar donated his historical collection to the institute. This is a significant resource for research scholars and academicians and some have even accessed these archives as prime material for their research work.

As part of the background research for the MMCF - Getty Project, about 250 maps and 15 sets of Bahidas (daily records of the Mewar rulers handwritten in Mewari language) in the Maharana Mewar Research Institute have been digitised, interpreted and studied in great detail.

Relevant historical texts narrating the historical development of the palace form were used to outline the major phases for the evolution of the The City Palace.

A few maps recording the changes made in the palace during the last century have been useful in revealing the history of repair and alteration up to the present day.

The maps and manuscripts also revealed the changes in the surrounding geographical context of the hills and the lake with time.

These maps and manuscripts are invaluable resources on the art, architecture, history, administration and culture of Mewar.

MAHARANA MEWAR SPECIAL LIBRARY

"To conserve and preserve our heritage is a challenge for those of us who wish to learn and meaningfully benefit from the past.......The Maharana Mewar Special Library at the City Palace, Udaipur, is yet another example of our long-term commitment and dedication to conserve and preserve our collective heritage."

- Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, the 76th. custodian House of Mewar

The Maharana Mewar Special Library is a modern facility situated in the The City Palace which houses a unique collection of manuscripts and tamrapatras, paintings and illustrations, books, maps and almanacs, collected by several generations of the royal family of Mewar.
 

Discreetly positioned under the Tripoliya Gate and The City Palace Museum, it provides an ideal abode of tranquility and peace for the pursuit of serious learning.

Keeping with the needs and demands of the present day, the library has been professionally catalogued through extensive computerisation and accurate documentation using the latest library software.

To assist national and international scholars, students, and the general public, we have provided a comprehensive search facility which will enable one to access and acquire the contents online.

Publications

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    Mewar :The World's Longest Serving Dynasty

    Author: Ian Austin

    Price (INR): 750

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    History of Mewar

    Author: Lt. Col. A. F. Pinhey

    Price (INR): 300

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    Maharana Kumbha and His Time

    Author: R V Somani

    Price (INR): 450

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    Maharana

    Author: Brain Masters

    Price (INR): 350

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    The Johur of Padmini

    Author: L S Rathore

    Price (INR): 50

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    Mewar Saga

    Author: Dr. R. Manakekar

    Price (INR): 150

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    History of Mewar

    Author: R.V.Somani

    Price (INR): 150

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    The Trail & Truimphs of Kingdom of Mewar

    Author: Hugh Devan Port

    Price (INR): 25

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    The Mewar Inscription

    Author: RatanLal Mishra

    Price (INR): 400

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    The Legacy of Honour

    Author: Devaki

    Price (INR): 250

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    The Kingdom of Mewar

    Author: Irmgard Meininger

    Price (INR): 1695

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    Rajputana Gazatters

    Author: K D Erskin

    Price (INR): 325

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    Chief and Leading Families in Rajputana

    Author: N/A

    Price (INR): 150

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    The Maharaja & The Princely States of India

    Author: Sharda Dwiwedi

    Price (INR): 2560

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    Administration of Princely States

    Author: Dr. R S Darda

    Price (INR): 50

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    City Palace of Udaipur

    Author: Irmgard Meininger

    Price (INR): 290

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    Chittor

    Author: Irmgard Meininger

    Price (INR): 250

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    The City Within a city

    Author: N/A

    Price (INR): 1995

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    Jagmandir on Lake Pichola The Glory of Ranthambor

    Author: L.S. Rathore

    Price (INR): 100

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    Maharana Hamir of Mewar

    Author: L.S. Rathore

    Price (INR): 125

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    Maharana Kumbha

    Author: Har Bilas Sarda

    Price (INR): 75

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    Maharana Pratap 'The Hero of Haldighati'

    Author: Kesri Singh

    Price (INR): 250

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    Haldi Ghati

    Author: Kesri Singh

    Price (INR): 25

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    An Anthropology of Rajasthan Poetry

    Author: Kesri Singh

    Price (INR): 350

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    Rhymes of Rajputana

    Author: G.H. Trever

    Price (INR): 175

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    Poems of Mewar

    Author: S.O. Heineman

    Price (INR): 300

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    Court Painting In Rajasthan

    Author: Andrew Topsfield

    Price (INR): 1950

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    Udaipur: The Fabled City of Romance

    Author: Rachna Shankar & Pankaj Rakesh

    Price (INR): 285

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    In a World of Gods and Goddesses

    Author: Indra Sharma

    Price (INR): 3000

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    YOGA

    Author: Mahendra Thakur

    Price (INR): 150

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    Bhagvad Geeta as it is

    Author: Prabhupada

    Price (INR): 250

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    Polo In India (A Tribute to Maharaja Prem Singh)

    Author: Sarina Singh

    Price (INR): 595

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    Legend In His Life Time

    Author: C.K.Naidu / Dr. L.N. Mathur

    Price (INR): 150

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    Facts Unbelievable

    Author: Dr. L.N. Mathur

    Price (INR): 95

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    Indian Skippers

    Author: Dr. L.N. Mathur

    Price (INR): 300

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    Dramatic Moments In Ranji Trophy

    Author: Dr. L.N. Mathur

    Price (INR): 70

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    Land Reforms Promise and Performance

    Author: M.L. Shrimali

    Price (INR): 150

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    A World Unto Itself

    Author: Sandhya Boardewekar

    Price (INR): 200

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    Posts Cards-Portrait of Maharana

    Author: N/A

    Price (INR): 250

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    Posts Cards-Mewar Lithographs

    Author: N/A

    Price (INR): 150

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    Genealogical Portraits of Custodians of the House of Mewar

    Author: N/A

    Price (INR): 200

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    MAHARANA : THE STORY OF THE RULERS OF UDAIPUR

    Author: Brian Masters

    Price (INR): 695

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    Mewar Rajgharane Ke Upyog Me Ane Wale Tamjam, Tathat Avam Myane

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    Shriji Hujur Arvind Singh Ji Mewar

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    Sisodia Vansh Ke Kuldevta Nav Grahpati Shri Surya Narayan

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    Shiv May Samahit Shaktia

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    Sisodia Vansh Kay Kuldevta Nav Grahpati Shri Surya Narayan

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    Mewar Adhipati Parmeshwar Ji Maharaj Shri Eklingji

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    Vansh Vriksh

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    Mewar Maharanaao ki Mudraye

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    Hinduva Surya Maharana Pratap

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    Maharana Mewar Foundation Award

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    Maharana Pratap ki Sena Me Haldighati yudh (1556-Es.) ke kuch Pramukh Yodha

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    Mewar ke Tirth Dham

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    Vansanukram:- Rawal Ari singh Se Maharana Vikramaditya

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    Vansanukram:-Bappa Rawal Se Rawal Vijay Singh

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    Mewar Ratna

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    Mewar Ratna

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    Udaipur Rajya Mewar ke Maharana(Maharana Udaisingh ji Se Shriji Hujur Arvind Singh ji Mewar Tak)

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    Mewar Ka Rajya Chinha

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    Mewar Ka Rajya Chinha

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    Udaipur Rajmahal Ki Dyodia, Darwaje Avam Pol

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    Mewar Ke Paramparik Pan Ke Beede

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    Mewar Vanshiya Paramparik Avam Atyadhunik Sawariyen

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    Shree Ganeshji

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    Rana Pratap

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    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar (Shambhu Niwas Palace)

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    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar –2 (R.K.)

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    Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar

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    Holi Festival - The City Palace Complex, Udaipur

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    Geneological tree of the custodians of Mewar (Hindi)

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    Geneological tree of the custodians of Mewar (English)

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    City Palace From Lake Pichola

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    Jagmandir - Lake Pichola, Udaipur

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    Museum Gate - City Palace

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    The Bazar (Clock Tower Road), Udaipur

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    The Manek Chowk - City Palace, Udaipur

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    Tripoila Gate - City Palace, Udaipur

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2065)

    Author: Pundit Chandra Shekhar Sharma

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2064)

    Author: Pundit Chandra Shekhar Sharma

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2063)

    Author: Pundit Chandra Shekhar Sharma

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2062)

    Author: Pundit Chandra Shekhar Sharma

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2061)

    Author: Pundit Bhojraj Dwivedi

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2060)

    Author: Pundit Bhojraj Dwivedi

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2059)

    Author: Pundit Sudhakar Sharma

Conservation Master Plan

  • Overview Volume

    MMCF, the foundation that takes care of The City Palace Museum made an application to the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles for a conservation plan for the site and was awarded a project planning grant of 75000 USD.

    The exhaustive surveys and planning of this unique 400 years old historic monument took about two years.

    Organisations such as the National Museum, New Delhi, UNESCO India, Birla Institute of Technology at Ranchi, TVB School of Habitat Studies (now part of Indraprashta University) at New Delhi and INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Udaipur Chapter were involved in participatory workshops organised during the plan preparation.

    The plan was prepared by DRONAH (Development and Research Organisation for Nature, Arts and Heritage) and its preparation involved a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

    The overarching mission of the conservation master plan is to continue the tradition of custodianship, enhance cultural significance of the City Palace and integrate sustainability into decision-making at all levels.

    The plan outlines a value based and process oriented approach, which aims to bring forth the indian perspective to the international conservation arena.

     

  • Vision and Policies

    MMCF, the foundation that takes care of The City Palace Museum made an application to the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles for a conservation plan for the site and was awarded a project planning grant of 75000 USD. 

    The exhaustive surveys and planning of this unique 400 years old historic monument took about two years.

    Organisations such as the National Museum, New Delhi, UNESCO India, Birla Institute of Technology at Ranchi, TVB School of Habitat Studies (now part of Indraprashta University) at New Delhi and INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Udaipur Chapter were involved in participatory workshops organised during the plan preparation.

    The plan was prepared by DRONAH (Development and Research Organisation for Nature, Arts and Heritage) and its preparation involved a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

    The overarching mission of the conservation master plan is to continue the tradition of custodianship, enhance cultural significance of the City Palace and integrate sustainability into decision-making at all levels.

    The plan outlines a value based and process oriented approach, which aims to bring forth the indian perspective to the international conservation arena.

  • Implementation

    MMCF, the foundation that takes care of The City Palace Museum made an application to the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles for a conservation plan for the site and was awarded a project planning grant of 75000 USD. 

    The exhaustive surveys and planning of this unique 400 years old historic monument took about two years.

    Organisations such as the National Museum, New Delhi, UNESCO India, Birla Institute of Technology at Ranchi, TVB School of Habitat Studies (now part of Indraprashta University) at New Delhi and INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Udaipur Chapter were involved in participatory workshops organised during the plan preparation.

    The plan was prepared by DRONAH (Development and Research Organisation for Nature, Arts and Heritage) and its preparation involved a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

    The overarching mission of the conservation master plan is to continue the tradition of custodianship, enhance cultural significance of the City Palace and integrate sustainability into decision-making at all levels.

    The plan outlines a value based and process oriented approach, which aims to bring forth the indian perspective to the international conservation arena.

Future Plans

Interpretation Plan

The proposed use of the site is based on the following primary objectives: As per the vision statement of the conservation master plan, the interpretation plan will communicate the tradition of custodianship to all the visitors, engage them in a joyous experience of the City Palace and integrate sustainability into the interpretive programs for various visitor types. The specific vision for interpretation can be aligned with the overall vision statement and can be reinstated as:

Future Plans

User Stratregy

The proposed use of the site is based on the following primary objectives:

  • The visitors will experience the City Palace as it was historically built and used - a single entity with additive layers from each era showing the architectural and social transformations of each era and its adaptive functioning as individual parts as well as a whole.
  • The museum planning will acknowledge the entire site as a museum with supporting functions. It will have a parallel focus on both the site as an architectural marvel and the collections supported by a robust interpretation plan.
Interpretation Plan
User Stratregy

Udaya

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    The Legacy of Honour

    Price (INR): 300

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    Mewar : The World's Longest Serving Dynasty

    Author: Ian Austin

    Publisher: Roli Books Pvt. Ltd.

    Year: 1999

    Price (INR): 750

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    Mewar Darikhane Ke Riti Rewaj Av Sanskar (Hindi)

    Author: Dr. Rajendranath Purohit

    Publisher: Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year: 2005

    Price (INR): 400

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    Udaipur Rajya ka ethihas(bhag-1-2)

    Author: Gauri Shankar Heera Chand Ojha

    Publisher: Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year: 1994

    Price (INR): 800

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    The Mewar Sound and Light Show

    Price (INR): 100

    To buy send your inquiry at museums@eternalmewar.in

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    Drive for ExcellenceSound and Light Show

    Price (INR): 350

    To buy send your inquiry at museums@eternalmewar.in

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    101 Moments Udaipur - a city unforgettable

    Price (INR): 550

    To buy send your inquiry at museums@eternalmewar.in

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    Rana Pratap

    Price (INR): 40

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    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur(Poet Raghunath Kantha)

    Price (INR): 40

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    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur – 2 (R.K.)

    Price (INR): 40

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    Shree Ganeshji

    Price (INR): 30

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    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur(Poet Raghunath Kantha)

    Price (INR): 40

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    Maharana Bhagwat Singhji Mewar

    Price (INR): 40

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