Monthly Archives: August 2014

Book Review – Who will Cry when you Die

Let me begin by saying, I am not a great fan of Robin Sharma. I was not impressed by the book called “The leader who had no title” previously. The language used and ideas discussed were like bouncers bowled at … Continue reading

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Vijayanagara Empire- Saluva and Tuluva

In my series on Vijayanagara Empire, I had taken a look at the first dynasty, the Sangamas, and their rise under Deva Raya I, II and their final decline.If we observe the period between decline of the Sangama dynasty and … Continue reading

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Creators of Telugu Epic Literature – Bammera Pothana

భాగవతము దెలిసి పలుకుట చిత్రంబు, శూలికైనఁ దమ్మిచూలికైన, విబుధజనుల వలన విన్నంత కన్నంత దెలియ వచ్చినంత దేటపఱతు. Reciting the Bhagavatam, being fully conscious of its intricacies is very tricky job to even the one who carries the (Tri) Shula (Lord Shiva) and also the … Continue reading

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Vijayanagara Empire- The fall of the Sangamas

So far in the series, we have seen the rise of the Sangama dynasty, and reaching it’s peak under Deva Raya II. Now we shall look at the decline of the Sangamas, post Deva Raya II.   With Deva Raya II, … Continue reading

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Sangama Dynasty- Deva Raya II

Continuing with my series on Vijayanagara, I had in my last post, covered the rise of the Sangamas under Deva Raya I,  in this post, will be taking a look at the reign of Deva Raya II, the last great … Continue reading

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Poets and literature in the Vijayanagara Period – Annamacharya

Annamacharya is a household name within the Telugu sphere. This poet who lived in the fourteenth century endeared himself to scholars and commons alike through his immortal compositions dedicated to the Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati. With the literary nature of … Continue reading

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