xviii, 282p., 13 Line Drawings, 14 Col. & 88 B/W Illus., Gloss., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
The present work has taken it as a mission to unravel the social life of the contemporary people as revealed from the sculptures and paintings of the Vijayanagara-Nayaka period. This work brings to limelight the technical deviation of the Nayaka artists from the earlier art tradition of the Tamil country. This study also traces out the development of sculptures and paintings from the earliest times to the Vijayanagara-Nayaka period. Besides, this work focuses the sociological factors such as pattern of dress, ornaments, coiffure, performance of dance and music, use of household articles, condition of army and war weapons, the mode of transports, social customs, festivals, and entertainment as depicted in the sculptures and paintings of this period.