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Vijayanagara Visions Religious Experience and Cultural Creativity in a South Indian Empire by William J. Jackson

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


  • Hinduism,
  • Religious experience,
  • History / India,
  • Asia - India & South Asia,
  • Asian - Indic,
  • Customs & Traditions,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10136209M
ISBN 10019568320X
ISBN 109780195683202

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A recent book which is a remarkable addition to the spate of works on Vijayanagara is Vijayanagara Visions by William Jackson. Jackson is a familiar name in Vijanagara studies due to his path breaking study on Tyagaraja, the early 19th century sait composer of Tanjavur, then . : Vijayanagara Visions: Religious Experience and Cultural Creativity in a South Indian Empire (): William J. Jackson: BooksAuthor: William J. Jackson.   Even though the city of Vijayanagara, or Hampi, was eventually overrun, the brave centuries-long stand of the Vijayanagara kings and their people meant that regions of India’s far south, like Tamil Nadu and Travancore (which was divided up later in the twentieth century), were able to retain their freedom, and unlike the central and most of.   Vijayanagara Voices is a book about patterns in history, literature and life in South India. By examining the culture's archetypal displays, by understanding the culture in its own terms, and by comparing associated images and ideas from other cultures, this book offers unique insights into a rich and influential period in Indian : Taylor And Francis.

Get this from a library! Vijayanagara visions: religious experience and cultural creativity in a South Indian empire. [William J Jackson] -- Study of bhakti theme as depicted in the works of South Indian saint poets during the period   The book explores the religious imagination of the old Vijaynagar empire by investigating the culture of bhakti and the visionary experiences of bhakti saints. From inside the book What people are saying - Write a review. He also wrote "Vijayanagara Voices: Exploring South Indian History and Hindu Literature," published by Ashgate Publishing in England. He has also written a book about fractal-like geometrical patterns in cultural artifacts, entitled "Heaven's Fractal Net: Retrieving Lost Visions in the Humanities" (Indiana University Press). The Vijayanagara empire was an Indian empire. From and afterwards, it was in the Deccan, in the peninsula and in southern was founded by Harihara (Hakka) and his brother Bukka empire is named after its capital city Vijayanagara, now Hampi in modern Karnataka, began in and ended in , though in its last century it began losing its power.

Vijayanagar, (Sanskrit: “City of Victory”) great ruined city in southern India and also the name of the empire ruled first from that city and later from Penukonda (in present-day southwestern Andhra Pradesh state) between and about The site of the city, on the Tungabhadra River, is now. The Portuguese Vijayanagar War of The Vijayanagara rajas ruled a substantial part of the southern peninsula of India for over three hundred years, beginning in the mid-fourteenth century. During this epoch the region was transformed from its medieval past toward a modern colonial future. Concentrating on the later sixteenth- and seventeenth-century history of Vijayanagara, this book details the pattern of rule established in Reviews: 1. Burton Stein, a historian who wrote A History of India, described Sewell’s book as an outline of the genealogical and chronological evidence on the dynasties of Vijayanagara. Hampi. Birds of Hampi. This lovely book is a much-needed respite from the historical overload and offers a field guide to over species of birds found in Hampi. Samad.