Recent Advances in Vijayanagara Studies

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The seventeen papers included in the present volume represent some of the important and absorbing topics related to the Vijayanagara Empire, which dominated the history of Peninsular India for more than 300 years from 1336. In this anthology, scholars from abroad and India have written on various facets of Vijayanagara, in different parts of the empire. The varied topics dealt by these scholars are: land use and settlement in the Vijayanagara Metropolitan region; reflections of the commodity process in the travel literature; Nayakkattanam / Sirmai; depiction of foreigners in sculptures; noblemen’s palaces; nayankara system; inscriptional study of Vijayanagara city; some rare forms of Siva and Vishnu; distance administration; Bhuvaraha bronze from Tirupathi; Persian traveller Rafiuddin Shirazi’s portrayal of Vijayanagar; Lepakshi Virabhadra temple; centers of production and market system; maintenance and repair of irrigation works; administrative divisions; Harihara images from Hampi and history of music. This book, with 6 maps, 8 figures and diagrams, several tables and 24 plates, is an important addition to existing sources for the Vijayanagara empire. It is bound to be useful to the scholars and others interested in the political, economic, social and cultural history of India.


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Recent Advances in Vijayanagara Studies
1st ed
287p., Maps; Figures; Plates.