Rajasthan is a land where the past still lives on – and it is a glorious past, too. The medieval period is known for its bravery and gallantry. The Forts, Palaces, havelis built by Rajputas and Maharajas, splendid temples are the riches source of culture and heritage and art and crafts. Amazing legends of heroism and romance still resound from its equally amazing architecture that still stands to narrate its tale of a bygone era. It has a colorful traditional past.
The earlier contributions of warriors and protectors of the land Meenas, Gurjars, Ahirs, Jats, Bhils were ignored and lost in history due to the stories of great valour shown by certain specific clans in later years, which gained more prominence than older acts of bravery.
Rajasthan’s formerly independent kingdom created a rich architectural and cultural heritage, seen even today in their numerous forts and palaces (Mahals and Havelis) which are enriched by features of Islamic and Jain architecture.
The development of the frescos in Rajasthan is linked with the history of the Marwari’s who played a crucial role in the economic development of the region. Many wealthy families throughout Indian history have links to Marwar. These include the legendary Birla, Bajaj and Mittal families.