This book is a dazzling portrayal by an acclaimed photographer who brings years of professionalism and commitment to his work.
Michael Binyon - Leader Writer, The Times
This beautiful book shows a side of the Indian subcontinent that few have seen before. Award-winning photographer Henry Dallal spent three years in Rajastan photographing one of the last remaining active horse-mounted regiments in the world to produce a scintillating impression of Indian horsemen and horsemanship.
But Horse Warriors shows so much more than the pageantry of the annual Republic Day Parade; the competitive excellence of the international polo fields of Jaipur; and the professional expertise of a cavalry regiment.
Whether in the dusty traditional horse and camel fairs of the Thar Dessert, cool Victorian interiors of the Babugarh Breeding Centre, or with the nomadic Nihang warriors mounted on India's indigenous Marwari horses, Henry Dallal's evocative photography shows (as did his earlier book Pageantry & Performance on Britain's Household Cavalry) an uncanny understanding of horses and horsemen and a brilliant ability to photograph them.
Get your own edition of Horse Warriors:
- £50 per copy plus postage and packing
- £90 per copy plus postage and packing for autographed edition in special slip case.
- Available directly from Henry Dallal, distributed through I.B. Tauris in UK, Variety Book Depot in India and United Arab Emirates and available in selected bookshops.
ISBN number 978-0-95440-831-2
Plaudits received include:
This book is a work of art
~ Horse and Hound
A lavishly produced book, with fabulous photography capturing the intricate detail, colour and splendor of India's equine pageantry.
~ Dan Hayes, Group Editor, The CCN magazine
With unequalled understanding of his subject, Henry Dallal captures the public and private world of the horsed regiment. Steeped in atmosphere and vivid with colour and movement, the kaleidoscope of images brings alive a world of chivalry in the modern age. The superb quality of this book reflects the excellence that the subject so rightfully deserves.
~ Dr. Amin Jaffer, International Director of Asian Art, Christie’s
Witty, poignant and exuberant, Henry Dallal's photographs wonderfully evoke all the colour and history of another age while also giving us a lively feel for a proud equine tradition that is still very much part of India today.
~ Michael Binyon, Times Leader Writer
I am delighted and proud to see India's equine tradition and heritage being shared with a wider, global audience through the very fine, nondigital photography of Henry Dallal.
~ Vijay Mallya, MP (Rajya Sabha), Chairman - The UB Group
Thank you all for contributing through your friendship and
support to bring Horse Warriors, India’s 61st
Cavalry to life.
A reception and multi-media show at the Nehru Center
was hosted by H E Shiv Muhkerjee, India’s
High Commissioner in London.
HRH Prince Michael of Kent and other dignitaries and friends
joined the celebration.
Exhibition of photographs took place
between November 11 to November 24, 2008.
Presentation of Horse Warriors to the 61st Cavalry - September 23, 2008 - Haifa Day- Jaipur, India.
The 61st Cavalry hosted a lavish evening on the lawns of the Officers’ Mess to celebrate their regimental day and the launch of Horse Warriors.
Launched by H H Brig Sawai Bhawani Singh, Maharaja of Jaipur and Chief Guest H E Gen. J J Singh Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and former COAS and other dignitaries sharing the podium.
Introducing my multimedia show Horse Warriors to be presented, please note the bottom part of the giant screen that was unfurled during Col Dahiya’s introduction after the launch.
With friends…. Four years in the making….!