Robert Elgood is an expert in the field of historic arms from Hindu India and the Islamic world. He has extensive experience in lecturing and working in various countries. Elgood is the author or editor of numerous books, including: - "Islamic Arms and Armour" (1979) - "Arms and Armour of Arabia" (1994) - "Firearms of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Collection, Kuwait" (1995) - "Hindu Arms and Ritual" (2004) - "The Arms of Greece and her Balkan Neighbours in the Ottoman Period" (2009) - "Arms and Armour at the Jaipur Court" (2015) - "Rajput Arms and Armour: The Rathores and their Armoury at Jodhpur Fort" (2017) He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SOAS in Islamic History and a DPhil in Indian Anthropology from the University of Oxford. Elgood has worked at institutions like Sotheby's and the Wallace Collection and has served as a guest scholar or consultant at various major museums. He is currently an independent consultant and holds fellowships with the Royal Asiatic Society, London, and the Society of Antiquaries.