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History and Culture of Tamil Nadu (Vol. 2)

As Gleaned from the Sanskrit Inscriptions (c. 1310 - c. 1885 AD)

Epigraphy, or the study of inscriptions, has played a very important role in reconstructing the history of India. Tamil Nadu in particular has a very large number of epigraphs, which have been of immense help to historians in w....read below

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Epigraphy, or the study of inscriptions, has played a very important role in reconstructing the history of India. Tamil Nadu in particular has a very large number of epigraphs, which have been of immense help to historians in writing about the history of the Tamil country. The majority of these inscriptions are written in Tamil. However, beginning from the sixth century ad, a large number of inscriptions, both lithic and copper-plate grants came to be composed in Sanskrit as well. Some of these epigraphs are wholly in Sanskrit while some, especially the copper-plate inscriptions, are bi-lingual, with the first or prashasti portion in chaste Sanskrit and the second or operative part of the record being in Tamil.

While volume I dealt, in detail, with the Sanskrit inscriptions belonging to the Pallavas, Pandyas, Colas and their feudatories up to c. 1310 ad, this book deals with the Sanskrit inscriptions of the period of the Vijayanagara, Nayaka, Later Pandya and Maratha kings who ruled over Tamil Nadu. These Sanskrit records provide interesting and valuable details regarding civil and military administration, social and economic life, education, literature and the religious and cultural conditions of those times and have been very well presented in this work.

This book is an important contribution not only to the field of epigraphy, but to the history of South India in general and the history of Tamil Nadu in particular.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Paperback
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124603956
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124603952
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2007
  • Pages : xvii, 198
  • Bibliographic Details : Appendix; Bibliography; Index
  • Size : 22 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 300 gm

Foreword by K.V. Ramesh
Preface
Abbreviations
Key to Transliteration

Introduction 

1. Administration

Duties of a king
Kings as upholders of Social Order
Divine Origin
Coronation Ceremony
Viceroys
Emblems
Ministers
Military Administration
Weapons wielded by the kings
Army Divisions
Elephants
Artillery

2. Social and Economic Life

Brahmanas
Other Castes
Queens
Queens of the Madurai Nayakas
Queens of the Tanjavur Nayakas
Brahmana Women
Economic Life
Crops
Irrigation
Tanks and Channels
Special Privileges
Medicine
Temples

3. Education and Literature

Harihara II
Virupaksha
Deva Raya I
Deva Raya II
Vira-Nrisimha
Krishnadeva Raya
Acyuta Raya
Shriranga Raya
Venkata II
Venkata III
Nayaka kings of Madurai
Nayaka kings of Tanjavur
Later Pandyan kings
Marathas
Mathas
Poet-Composers of the Sanskrit Inscriptions
Literary Beauty of the Sanskrit Inscriptions
Manipravala Style
Vaishnava Mythology
Venkatesha
Varaha
Rama
Krishna
Bhudevi
Shaiva Mythology
Ardhanarishvara
Sharada
Ganesha
Muruga
Indra 
Brahma

4. Religion

Harihara II
Virupaksha
Deva Raya I
Deva Raya II
Mallikarjuna
Krishnadeva Raya
Acyuta Raya
Sadashiva Raya
Tirumala I
Shriranga Raya
Venkata II
Venkata III
Nayaka rulers of Madurai
Nayaka rulers of Tanjavur
Raghunatha Nayaka
Later Pandyan Kings
Marathas
Vassal chieftains, ministers and officials
Uttamanambis
Tatacarya
Spiritual preceptors
Vidyaranya
Mahadanas
Tulapurusha

Plates  
Bibliography 
Index

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