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040 _aMAIN
100 _aGobhai, Noshir
245 _aHampi :
_ba story in stone
260 _bEminence Designs,
300 _a196 pages :
_bchiefly color illustrations, maps ;
_c34 cm
505 _aRealms of gold Introduction: discovering Hampi Early history: the Sangama Dyynasty Later History: the Saluva and Tuuva Dyynasty Abandonment and rediscovery of Hampi Urban core and royal centre of the city Sacred centre and Suburbs of the city Palaces and markets The Mahanavami festival Religious life Courtly culture and architecture Maps 1 Landscape & legend 2 Fortifications & waterworks 3 Temples & shrines 4 Palaces & pavilions 5 Hampi Today Glossary Select Bibliography
520 _aThe ruins of Vijayanagara, the City of Victory, known better today as Hampi, on the right bank of the Tungabhadra river in northern Karnataka, constitute one of the most extensive and spectacular historical sites lo be found anywhere in India. Capital of the largest of all Southern India kingdoms for more than 200 years, from the early 14th century onwards, Hampi was developed by its Hindu rulers into a magnificent showpiece of imperial authority, attracting visitors from all over India, as well as from the Middle East and Europe. However, in 1565 the armies of the sultanate kingdoms of the Deccan, to the north of Hampi, sacked the city. Attempts to reoccupy the capital were unsuccessful, and thereafter it rapidly decayed. Visiting British and French officers documented the ruins during the 19th century, but clearance and conservation had to wait until the 20th century.
650 _aAntiquities
650 _aArchitecture, Vijayanagara
650 _aHindu temples
650 _aHindu temples India Hampi Pictorial works
700 _aFritz, John M.
700 _aMichell, George
942 _cBK
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