Vijayanagara: Archaeological Exploration, 1900-2000 Papers in Memory of Channabasapa S. Patil; 2 Volumes
Fritze, M. John; Brubaker, P. Robert; & Raczek, P. Teresa (Eds.)
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Book ID : 32333
ISBN-10 : 81-7304-646-8 / 8173046468
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7304-646-9 / 9788173046469
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
422p.+695p., Maps, Fig., B/W Plts. 29 cm. (Vijayanagara Research Project Monograph Series: Vol. 10)
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Papers of the Vijayanagara Research Project. Vol.2: Papers of the Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey and a Study of the Bridge at Vitthalapura.
This volume showcase the fieldwork undertaken at the Hampi-Vijayanagara site during the 1990s by the international teams of the Vijayanagara Research Project (VRP) and Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey (VMS). Consisting of professional and student archaeologists and architect from India, the USA, UK, Australia and other countries, these teams have over the years developed specialized techniques "surface technology" to map and measure all visible physical indicators of past cultural activity at this great ruined Hindu imperial site. The numerous features documented in this way include a wide variety of archaeological feature related to religious and courtly practice, defence, transport , the provisions of including water and ceramic vessels, and even recreation. These feature range in scale from standing and collapsed building to image and diagrams cut into granite boulders and sheet-rock. While the VRP has concentrated on the Urban core and Sacred Centre of the site, an area comprising approximately 25 square kilometres, the VMS has investigated the vast hinterland of Hampi-Vijayanagara, extending over more than 600 square kilometres. The 50 articles that appear in this volume are grouped in two parts, corresponding to the VRP and VMS project. They range from overall report of fieldwork to study from individual feature written by the project directors as well as by participating team members. While much of this reporting is in the nature "work in progress" rather than "final interpretation", It is hoped that these various articles will suggest the divers approaches taken by the different author and stimulate further research. Both sets of articles conclude with comprehensive bibliography.