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History and Culture of Tamil Nadu: Vol. 2As Gleaned from the Sanskrit Inscriptions (c. 1310 c. 1885 AD) by: Chithra Madhavan
A comprehensive work on chaste Sanskrit inscriptions of ancient Tamil Nadu, under Pallavas, Pandyas, Colas and their vassals; focusing on the then prevalent socio-economic, literary, religio-cultural and adminstrative paradigms. A valuable contribution to the field of epigraphy and history of Tamil Nadu.
Year Of Publication: 2019
Pages : xvii, 198
Bibliographic Details : Appendix; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Foreword By : K.V. Ramesh
Size: 23 cm.
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.
Foreword by K.V. Ramesh
Key to Transliteration
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
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