The Royal Palace, Udaipur, India. The Maharana of Mewar presides over the Hindu festival of Holi, a joyous event dedicated to the god Vishnu in celebration of the rebirth of spring.
Specially filmed for the V&A exhibition 'Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts'
10 October 2009 - 17 January 2010
With kind permission of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation.
Who's the greatest traveller of all time? No, it's not Marco Polo. Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan Muslim lawyer, travelled 73,000 miles through 40 countries over 30 years. The book he wrote of his experiences has become one of the most important records of medieval life. Sarah Head follows in his footsteps.