Monthly Archives: September 2014

Creators of Telugu Epic literature- Kummara Molla

Ramayana has always occupied a special place in the literary sphere of India. Translations and reconstructions happened over millennia with each version throwing a light on contemporary issues from the perspective of the epic. When one remembers the Telugu versions … Continue reading

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Krishnadeva Raya- Golden Age of Telugu Literature

We have seen in the previous two posts, the Ascent of Sri Krishna Deva Raya  and his  conquest of Raichur, that proved to be the high point of Vijayanagara empire. Sri Krishna Deva Raya, apart from being a renowned warrior, … Continue reading

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Sri Krishna Deva Raya-Battle of Raichur.

In my last post I had covered Sri Krishna Deva Raya’s ascent to power, and how he consolidated by conquest of his rivals. Now I look at  Sri Krishna Deva Raya’s conflicts with the Bahmani Sultans and the Battle of … Continue reading

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Redeeming Ganga: Is it about us or about the river?

Prime Minister Modi has taken up an ambitious target of redeeming Mother Ganga. His intentions are noble but talks to redeem Ganga are not new, around 20 thousand crores has been spent since 1986 under the Ganga action plan but … Continue reading

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Captain Vikram Batra

(This post was written by Shrivastan V, I am publishing here on my blog, on his behalf. A very well written tribute to Captain Vikram Batra, Kargil martyr on eve of his birth anniversary). In May 1999, Pakistan tried to … Continue reading

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Ascent of Sri Krishna Deva Raya

In my series on the Vijayanagara Empire, I had earlier covered the interim period showcasing the Saluva, Tuluva dynasties. Now we shall look at the rise of one of the greatest emperors of  Vijayanagara, and also one of greatest rulers … Continue reading

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