Inscriptions of the Vijayanagara Rulers: Inscriptions of the Rulers of the Sangama Dynasty (1336 A.D. - 1485 A.D.); Volume 1 in 5 Parts
Ritti, Shrinivas & Gopal, B.R. (Eds.)
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Book ID : 21763
ISBN-10 : 81-7211-171-1 / 8172111711
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7211-171-7 / 9788172111717
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
lxxxviii, 2054p., Abb., App., Index, 29 cm.
CONTENTS:- Foreward; Preface; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Names of Kings (With Sr. Numbers of Inscriptions); Find-Places of Inscriptions (Along with Taluks and Districts); Find-Places of Inscriptions (Arranged District and Taluk-Wise); Introduction; Texts of Inscriptions;
Inscriptions of the Vijayanagara Rulers: Inscriptions of the Rulers of the Sangama Dynasty (1336-1485) is the first of three volumes of Kannada Inscriptions in five parts. The present volume contains as many as 832 inscriptions covering a period from 1339 A.D. tp 1494 A.D. Most of the inscriptions are in kannada language and script, while some of them, particularly, copper plates, are in Sanskrit language and Nagari script. There are a few which are bilingual and bi-scriptal as well. Region-wisw, they come from the whole of the Kannada area covered by the erstwhile Vijayanagara empire viz., between the Krishna and the Kaveri. It is well known that Indian historiography, particularly for the early part of it, rests almost entirely on epigraphy, augmented, only to a small extent, by literature. The history of Vijayanagara is no exception. With every fresh reading of an inscription, new ideas and new interpretations are suggested. These inscriptions provide a variety of rich material and open up new avenues of study. It is hoped that scholars and researchers engaged in Indological studies exploit this material to the fullest extent.