Category Archives: Vijayanagara Empire

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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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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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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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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