Illustrated History of South India by K. A. Nilakanta SastriIllustrated History of South India by K. A. Nilakanta Sastri

Illustrated History of South India

byK. A. Nilakanta Sastri, R. Champakalakshmi, P. M. Rajan Gurukkal

Paperback | December 1, 2009

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In A History of South India, first published in 1955, K.A. Nilakanta Sastri provided a comprehensive account of the history of South India. Tracing the history from prehistoric times to the fall of the kingdom of Vijayanagar in 1565 ad, the book incorporated the results of the author's ownresearches and brought together material previously scattered in separate studies to present a coherent narrative. Over the years the book has achieved a near-classic status. The Illustrated History of South India, an adapted and illustrated version of the original book, aims to sensitize young readers to the country's historic past and rich cultural heritage, and the need to preserve it. Key chapters discuss the coming of the Aryans, the Mauryan Empire, the rise ofVijayanagar, social and economic conditions, literature, religion and philosophy, and the art and architecture of South India. The volume includes an Introduction by renowned historian R. Champakalakshmi, written especially for this edition, and a Prologue by eminent historian P.M. Rajan Gurukkal.Interspersed with photographs and line drawings, including maps and genealogical charts, this illustrated edition will be invaluable for students and teachers of history, in particular, history of South India, as well as general readers.
K.A. Nilakanta Sastri (1892-1975) was Professor of History at the University of Madras, Chennai. R. Champakalakshmi was formerly Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. P.M. Rajan Gurukkal is Vice-Chancellor at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
Title:Illustrated History of South IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198063563

ISBN - 13:9780198063568

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Table of Contents

Publisher's NoteP.M. Rajan Gurukkal: PrologueR. Champakalakshmi: IntroductionThe Earliest Peoples and CulturesThe Dawn of History: AryanizationThe Age of the Mauryan EmpireThe Age of the Mauryan EmpireThe Satavahanas and their SuccessorsThe Age of the Sangam and AfterConflict of Three EmpiresThe Balance of Two EmpiresThe Age of the Four KingdomsThe Bahamanis and the Rise of VijayanagarThe Empire of VijayanagarSocial and Economic ConditionsLiteratureReligion and PhilosophyArt and ArchitectureBibliographyAcknowledgements