Vasundhara Filliozat, Daughter of Pandit Chennabasavappa Kavali, born in Haveri, Karnataka, south India, brought up in an environment soaked in Sanskrit and Kannada culture, is a historian of art and an epigraphist. She works alternatively in India to explore the archaeological and literary past of her country and in France to encourage knowledge and appreciation of the Indian civilisation, still insufficiently known in the West. Her works on Hampi—Vijayanagara have been acknowledged in 2003, when she was honoured with the Award of the Government of Karnataka. She has been elected President of the 22nd Congress of the Karnataka History Academy. She has published about twenty books and numerous articles in Kannada, English and French.
Government of Karnataka conferred on her Rajyotsava award in 2003.
1. Hampe, Karnataka University, Dharwar 1975; and 2nd edn 1979.
2. Vijayanagara samrajyasthapane, Sahitya Parishat, Bangalore, 1980; 2nd edn. 1999.
3. Alidulida Hampe, Manasollasa Prakashana, Bangalore, 1982; 2nd edn. 1992.
4. Karnatakadalli Lakulashaiva Jakkanacaryaru, Kannada Research Institute, Dharwar, 2003.
5. Kalamukha and Pasupata temples in Dharwar; (translation of Kalamukha and Pasupata temples in Dharwar, into kannad a by Dr. Hanumakshi Googi, 08).
6. Hampi-Vijayanagara, The Temple of Vithala, (a monograph), S.B. Institute of Scientific Research New Delhi, 1988 (with P.S. Filliozat).
7. The Temple of Muktesvara at Caudadanapura (Architecture by P.S. Fillioza); Indira Gandhi National Cantre for the Arts, Delhi, 1995.
8. Vijayanagar Chronicles from 1520 to 1880; National Book Trust, Delhi, 1999; 2nd edn. 2001.