Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sawaari

Sawaari:
Sawaari referred to 'pompous ceremonial processions of major or minor potentates, riding in state. There are many paintings from the 18th-19th century depictng these.' The main rider or the potentates was called the Swaari of such an such person.

It is Mughal Persian term. The term has found reference in many East India Documents.




 Acknowledgement and Reference:
The above definition is given by Sumit Guha, Rutgers University in response to a query on H-Asia, an email listing of H-Net available at   http://h-net.msu.edu/~asia/. The above definition was given on March 6, 2010.



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