DK Printworld (P) Ltd.

You have no items in your Shopping Cart

Sanskrit Education and Literature in Ancient and Medieval Tamil Nadu

An Epigraphical Study

Education, especially Vedic and Vedantic, along with allied subjects, was a prime focus of the rulers of the Tamil kingdoms. This book highlights the educational initiatives during the reigns of the Pallava, Pandya, Cola, Vijayanagara, Nayaka and other kings.
The inscriptions across the Tamil country talk about Sanskrit education in detail. Agraharas, ghatikas, temple-colleges and mathas were the main educational institutions propagating Sanskrit texts. The teachers were handsomely paid and bhatta-vritti was the norm of the day; villages were donated to them — either as ekabhoga or as agrahara (brahmadeya). There were poets and composers among the rulers, as an embodiment of their dedication to education. The numerous grants act as authentic sources of information on the reigns of these rulers, scholars, composers and educational institutions across many centuries — beginning from the Pallava times.
Giving a deep insight, this book is an invaluable source of information for students and researchers in the ancient and medieval history of India.

....read below

Rs.400.00
Quantity:
About This Book

Education, especially Vedic and Vedantic, along with allied subjects, was a prime focus of the rulers of the Tamil kingdoms. This book highlights the educational initiatives during the reigns of the Pallava, Pandya, Cola, Vijayanagara, Nayaka and other kings.
The inscriptions across the Tamil country talk about Sanskrit education in detail. Agraharas, ghatikas, temple-colleges and mathas were the main educational institutions propagating Sanskrit texts. The teachers were handsomely paid and bhatta-vritti was the norm of the day; villages were donated to them — either as ekabhoga or as agrahara (brahmadeya). There were poets and composers among the rulers, as an embodiment of their dedication to education. The numerous grants act as authentic sources of information on the reigns of these rulers, scholars, composers and educational institutions across many centuries — beginning from the Pallava times.
Giving a deep insight, this book is an invaluable source of information for students and researchers in the ancient and medieval history of India.

  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124607053
  • Edition : 1st Edition
  • Year : 2016
  • Pages : xvii, 244p.
  • Size : 23
  • Series Number : No. 36
  • Series Name : RECONSTRUCTING INDIAN HISTORY & CULTURE
  • Weight (approx.) : 350
Foreword 
Preface 
Abbreviations 
Introduction 
1. Pallavas 
Early Pallava Inscriptions – Ghatika –  Meeting Place of the Ghatika – Members of the Ghatika – Subjects Taught at the Ghatika – Simhavarman –  Simhavishnu (sixth century ce) – Mahendravarman I (c. ce 600-30) – Parameshvaravarman I (ce 670-91) –  Narasimhavarman II (c. ce 691–728) – Nandivarman II Pallavamalla (ce 731-96) –  Nandivarman III (ce 847-62) – Nripatungavarman (ninth century ce) – Kopperunjinga – Epigraphical Poets –  Inscriptions as a Mirror to Sanskrit Literature 
2. Pandyas 
Maravarman Rajasimha I (c. ce 730-65) –  Jatila Parantaka NedunjadaiyaÌn (eighth century ce) – Parantaka Vira Narayana (tenth century ce) –  Sundara Pandya (tenth century ce) – Rajasimha II (tenth century ce) – Vira Pandya (tenth century ce) –  Epigraphical Poets of the Pandyas 
3. Ays 
KarunandadakkaÌn (ce 857-85) – Kandalur Shalai 
4. Colas 
Aditya Cola I (c. ce 871–907) –  Parantaka Cola I (ce 907-55) – Parantaka II (ce 956-73) – Rajaraja Cola I (ce 985–1014) – Rajendra Cola I (ce 1012-44) –   Rajadhiraja Cola I (ce 1018-54) – Vira-Rajendra (ce 1062/63–1070) –  Kulottunga I (ce 1071–1122) – Vikrama Cola (ce 1118-35) – Kulottunga Cola II (ce 1133-50) –  Rajaraja Cola II (ce 1163/66–1179/82) – Kulottunga Cola III (ce 1178-1217) – Rajaraja Cola III (ce 1216-50) – Poet-Composers of the Sanskrit Inscriptions – Vidyacakravartins – Other Poets 
5. Second Pandyan Empire 
Jatavarman Kulashekhara I –  Maravarman Sundara Pandya I (ce 1216-38) – Jatavarman Sundara Pandya I (ce 1251-68) – Maravarman Kulashekhara I (ce 1268–1308) 
6. Hoysalas
7. Vijayanagara Empire 
Bukka I (ce 1356-77) – Vedanta Deshika –  Harihara II (ce 1377–1404) – Virupaksha I – Devaraya I (ce 1406-22) – Devaraya II (ce 1422-46) –  Vira-Nrisimha (ce 1503-09) – Krishnadeva Raya (ce 1509-29) – Acyuta Raya (ce 1530-42) –  Sadashiva Raya (ce 1542-76) and Rama Raya – Dindima Poets – Shriranga Raya I (ce 1572-85) –  Venkata II (ce 1586–1614) – Ettur Lakshmikumara Tatacarya – Appayya Dikshita – Venkata III (ce 1630-42) – Poet-composers of the Sanskrit Inscriptions – Manipravala Inscriptions 
8. Nayakas 
Nayakas of Madurai – Virappa Nayaka (ce 1572-95) –  Krishnappa Nayaka II (ce 1595–1601) – Tirumala Nayaka (c. ce 1623-59) – Nayakas of Tanjavur –  Sevappa Nayaka (c. ce 1532-80) – Ratnakheta Shrinivasa Dikshita – Acyutappa Nayaka (c. ce 1560–1614) – Raghunatha Nayaka (c. ce 1600-34) – Govinda Dikshita 
9. Later Pandyas 
Plates 
Bibliography 
Epigraphical Sources 
Literary Sources  
Sanskrit 
Tamil 
Secondary Sources 
Articles  
Journals 
Index
 

 

Write a review




Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: