Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > The Illustrated History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Illustrated History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar
The Illustrated History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar
Description
Publisher’s Note

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri’s A History of South India was published by Oxford University Press India in 1955. Four editions and more than five decades later it has attained the status of a classic on the subject. Exploring a long and complex span of history imaginatively and comprehensively, the volume marked the beginning of a better understanding of South India’s role in shaping the subcontinent’s history and culture.

An adapted version of the original book, The Illustrated History of South India has been developed with the aim of bringing the history and culture of South India to a much wider audience, including young readers. A part of the ‘Oxford India Illustrated Collection’ that brings together writings of enduring value, this edition combines the rich content of the original volume with more than sixty line drawings and photographs. The maps and the genealogical charts have been aesthetically redrawn especially for this edition.

Showcasing Sastri’s enduring research in a contemporary format, this edition also presents a comprehensive and up to date overview of subsequent research on South Indian history and the development of the discipline through two essays by prominent scholars of South India, R. Champakalakshmi and P.M. Rajan Gurukkal, thus making it an invaluable guide for both students and general readers.

Back of the Book

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri’s A History of South India has the distinction of being the basic political narrative on pre-colonial South India for over five decades. This special illustrated edition of the classic work showcases Sastri’s unmatched grasp over a wide variety of primary sources (Sanskrit and Tamil), his interpretative acumen, and his interdisciplinary approach to the study of history.

R. Champakalakshmi’s Introduction emphasizes Sastri’s unique contribution and continuing relevance while critically analyzing his work in the context of subsequent developments in historiography. Covering similar ground, P.M. Rajan Gurukkal details the value of the illustrated edition in the light of the work of key scholars and the growth of the discipline.

The rich visual content - sixty new illustrations and the redrawn maps and genealogical charts-together with the additional contextual material by two renowned scholars of South Indian history make this edition comprehensive and up to date for students and teachers of South Indian history as well as lay readers.

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri (1892-1975) was Professor of History at the University of Madras.

R. Champakalakshmi was Professor at the Centre for Historic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

P.M. Rajan Gurukkal is Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Contents

Publisher’s Note vii
Introduction by R. Champakalakshmi ix
1The Earliest Peoples and Cultures1
2The Dawn of History: Aryanization12
3The Age of the Mauryan Empire18
4The Satavahanas and their Successors25
5The Age of the Sangam and After39
6Conflict of Three Empires59
7The Balance of Two Empires86
8The Age of the Four Kingdoms121
9The Bahmanis and Rise of Vijayanagar133
10The Empire of Vijayanagar165
11Social and Economic Conditions207
12Literature221
13Religion and Philosophy271
14Art and Architecture286
Epilogue by P.M. Rajan Gurukkal320
Bibliography330
Index336

The Illustrated History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar

Item Code:
IHG008
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2009
ISBN:
0198063563
Size:
9.3” X 6.0”
Pages:
390 (Illustrated Throughout In B/W)
Other Details:
a5_extension1
Price:
$30.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Illustrated History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 9493 times since 25th Jun, 2011
Publisher’s Note

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri’s A History of South India was published by Oxford University Press India in 1955. Four editions and more than five decades later it has attained the status of a classic on the subject. Exploring a long and complex span of history imaginatively and comprehensively, the volume marked the beginning of a better understanding of South India’s role in shaping the subcontinent’s history and culture.

An adapted version of the original book, The Illustrated History of South India has been developed with the aim of bringing the history and culture of South India to a much wider audience, including young readers. A part of the ‘Oxford India Illustrated Collection’ that brings together writings of enduring value, this edition combines the rich content of the original volume with more than sixty line drawings and photographs. The maps and the genealogical charts have been aesthetically redrawn especially for this edition.

Showcasing Sastri’s enduring research in a contemporary format, this edition also presents a comprehensive and up to date overview of subsequent research on South Indian history and the development of the discipline through two essays by prominent scholars of South India, R. Champakalakshmi and P.M. Rajan Gurukkal, thus making it an invaluable guide for both students and general readers.

Back of the Book

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri’s A History of South India has the distinction of being the basic political narrative on pre-colonial South India for over five decades. This special illustrated edition of the classic work showcases Sastri’s unmatched grasp over a wide variety of primary sources (Sanskrit and Tamil), his interpretative acumen, and his interdisciplinary approach to the study of history.

R. Champakalakshmi’s Introduction emphasizes Sastri’s unique contribution and continuing relevance while critically analyzing his work in the context of subsequent developments in historiography. Covering similar ground, P.M. Rajan Gurukkal details the value of the illustrated edition in the light of the work of key scholars and the growth of the discipline.

The rich visual content - sixty new illustrations and the redrawn maps and genealogical charts-together with the additional contextual material by two renowned scholars of South Indian history make this edition comprehensive and up to date for students and teachers of South Indian history as well as lay readers.

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri (1892-1975) was Professor of History at the University of Madras.

R. Champakalakshmi was Professor at the Centre for Historic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

P.M. Rajan Gurukkal is Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Contents

Publisher’s Note vii
Introduction by R. Champakalakshmi ix
1The Earliest Peoples and Cultures1
2The Dawn of History: Aryanization12
3The Age of the Mauryan Empire18
4The Satavahanas and their Successors25
5The Age of the Sangam and After39
6Conflict of Three Empires59
7The Balance of Two Empires86
8The Age of the Four Kingdoms121
9The Bahmanis and Rise of Vijayanagar133
10The Empire of Vijayanagar165
11Social and Economic Conditions207
12Literature221
13Religion and Philosophy271
14Art and Architecture286
Epilogue by P.M. Rajan Gurukkal320
Bibliography330
Index336

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Illustrated History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the... (History | Books)

A Concise History of South India (Issues and Interpretations)
by Noboru Karashima
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAL615
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
History of Vaishnavism in South India before Sankara
Item Code: IDK983
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Beginnings of South Indian History
by S. Krishnaswamy Aiyengar
Paperback (Edition: 2018)
CBH Publications
Item Code: NAO618
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Other Indians (A Political and Cultural History of South Asians in America)
by Vinay Lal
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Harper Collins Publishers
Item Code: IHL400
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you very much. Such a beautiful selection! I am very pleased with my chosen piece. I love just looking at the picture. Praise Mother Kali! I'm excited to see it in person
Michael, USA
Hello! I just wanted to say that I received my statues of Krishna and Shiva Nataraja today, which I have been eagerly awaiting, and they are FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, I am so happy with them and the service you have provided. I am sure I will place more orders in the future!
Nick, USA
Excellent products and efficient delivery.
R. Maharaj, Trinidad and Tobago
Aloha Vipin, The books arrived today in Hawaii -- so fast! Thank you very much for your efficient service. I'll tell my friends about your company.
Linda, Hawaii
Thank you for all of your continued great service. We love doing business with your company especially because of its amazing selections of books to study. Thank you again.
M. Perry, USA
Kali arrived safely—And She’s amazing! Thank you so much.
D. Grenn, USA
A wonderful Thangka arrived. I am looking forward to trade with your store again.
Hideo Waseda, Japan
Thanks. Finally I could find that wonderful book. I love India , it's Yoga, it's culture. Thanks
Ana, USA
Good to be back! Timeless classics available only here, indeed.
Allison, USA
I am so glad I came across your website! Oceans of Grace.
Aimee, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India