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    DescriptionIn 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 own researches 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 of Vijayanagar, 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. India, which over the years has achieved a near-classic status, this illustrated edition provides a comprehensive account of the history of South India from the prehistoric times to the fall of the kingdom of Vijayanagar in 1565 AD. This volume includes a new Introduction by renowned historian R. Champakalakshmi, and a Prologue by eminent historian P.M. Rajan Gurukkal.


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    Title
    The Illustrated History of South India
    Subtitle
    From Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) K. A. Nilakanta Sastri, By (author) R. Champakalakshmi, By (author) P. M. Rajan Gurukkal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 390
    Width: 151 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198063568
    ISBN 10: 0198063563
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: HBL
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 08
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 954.8
    LC classification: DS484.5 .N55 2009
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 954.802
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHTB, NHF
    Illustrations note
    Numerous line illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    P.M. Rajan Gurukkal is Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
    Table of contents
    PUBLISHER'S NOTE ; PROLOGUE BY P.M. RAJAN GURUKKAL ; INTRODUCTION BY R. CHAMPAKALAKSHMI ; 1. The Earliest Peoples and Cultures ; 2. The Dawn of History: Aryanization ; 3. The Age of the Mauryan Empire ; 4. The Satavahanas and their Successors ; 5. The Age of the Sangam and After ; 6. Conflict of Three Empires ; 7. The Balance of Two Empires ; 8. The Age of the Four Kingdoms ; 9. The Bahamanis and the Rise of Vijayanagar ; 10. The Empire of Vijayanagar ; 11. Social and Economic Conditions ; 12. Literature ; 13. Religion and Philosophy ; 14. Art and Architecture ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS