The Empire of Vijayanagara was the largest and most effective policy of pre-colonial south India. A Source of political inspiration and imagination, at its peak it included parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Maharastra. This book brings together last thirty years of research and scholarship in art and archaeology of Vijayanagara.
Divided into two equal parts, the first focuses on Hampi, a world Heritage site. It examines Vijayanagara Scholarship, archaeological work, heritage site management, conservation, photography, epigraphy, sculptures, and sacred topography. The second links the city with the wider regions of the empire, it discusses the development pf regional art and architecture, Vijauanagara and post vijauanagara paintings, shaivite ascetic inconography, and Vijayanagara Coinage.
South India under vijayanagara highlights the recent multimensional and interdisciplinary approach in the academia. The contributors, leading academics from aroung the world, use textual material to corroborate the data provided by Archaeology and raise new questions.
Richly illustrated with photographs, maps, line drawings, layout plans, and colour plates, this book will interest scholars and students of medieval Indian history, archaeology, art, architecture, and religion, particularly those concerned with Vijayanagara Empire and south India.