A History of South India: From Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar

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This classic study offers a compact and comprehensive account of the much-neglected history of south india--treated here as a single geographical entity--up to the middle of the seventeenth century since its publication in 1955, it has established itself as an outstanding work, among the earliest and best studies on south indian history the exhaustive narrative incorporates both the author s own researches as well as surveying the available material on the subject, tracing the political history, social life, commerce, religion, philosophy, literature, and arts of south india newly introduced by r champakalakshmi, the book is certain to remain popular among specialist and lay readers alike nilakanta sastri s a history of south india is a classic work, which retains its importance and has never quite been reploaced it shows the author s mastery over a huge set of sources, which placed him head and shoulders above other south indian historians of his time -- sanjay subrahmanyam, professor ofindian history and culture, faculty of oriental studies, university of oxford l the scope of this classic is so magisterial and its sweep so breathtaking that the quantitative addition of information and qualitative change in the knowledge in the field have not yet bettered it in half a century of its circulation nor is an alternative to this brilliant narrative in sight --kesavan veluthat, professor of history, mangalore university

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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2015. Softcover. Book Condition: New. First published in 1955, A History Of South India 4th Edition is a compelling historical account of South India, starting from the prehistoric times to the fall of Vijayanagar circa mid-seventeenth century. The geographical region discussed in this book, in addition to what is considered a part of South India, includes parts of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, and Goa. In addition to the origins of Dravidian people and their culture, the author has also discussed legends related to South India like those of sage Agastya and Parasurama. The book traces the historical background of the region by talking about various dynasties like the Cholas, Pandyas, Mauryas, and Gangas that ruled different parts of South India during different times. Trade, art, literature, philosophy, and religion have also been emphasised upon in the later parts of the text. The topics covered in this book include the age of the Mauryan empire, the age of the four empires, the empire of Vijayanagar, the Satavahanas and their successors, Aryanization, art and architecture, and social and economic conditions. This fourth edition begins with a Prologue by Rajan Gurukkal, an eminent Indian historian, followed by an Introduction by R. Champakalakshmi, a reputed history professor. A History Of South India 4th Edition contains information that is replete with illustrations, genealogical charts, and maps. Printed Pages: 507. Bookseller Inventory # 73668

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