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1 A History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar (Fourth Edition)

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri with an Introduction By R. Champakalakshmi

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2004, 0-19-560686-8 / 9780195606867, Twenty-second Impression, Paperback, New, 
This classic study offers a compact and comprehensive account of the much-neglected history of South India--treated here as a single geographical entity--up to the middle of the seventeenth century. Since its publication in 1955, it has established itself as an outstanding work, among the earliest and best studies on South Indian history. The exhaustive narrative incorporates both the author's own researches as well as surveying the available material on the subject, tracing the political history, social life, commerce, religion, philosophy, literature, and arts of South India. Newly introduced by R Champakalakshmi, the book is certain to remain popular among specialist and lay readers alike. Printed Pages: 507 with numerous b/w illustrations. 027334

Price: 12.00 USD
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2 Development of Religion in South India

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1992, 81-215-0555-9, Reprint, Cloth, New, New, 
The author was visiting professor at the University of Chicago during spring and summer of 1959. He delivered course of three lectures on South Indian history and the present work is based upon one of them bearing on the Development of Religion in South India. In the first chapter, the author details the fascinating developments within the Hindu society with special reference to South India and their contribution to the common fund. The author argues that the developments in South India cannot be studied in isolation, but always against the background of movements in the whole country. In chapter two, the author discusses the fusion of Aryan with non-Aryan cults and the beginning of Hinduism and the Sangam period. In chapter three, he discusses the growth of movement marked by a fervid devotion to a personal god which found expression in numerous popular devotional hymns, i.e., Bhakti movement. In the fourth chapter, the author considers in detail the history of temple worship and the growth of the religious sects. In India philosophy has always stood in close relation to various aspects of life. In chapter five the author discusses the interaction between philosophy and religion. In chapter six, the author gives some account of the institution of organized Hindus, viz., the temple, its priests and the daily routine, the festivals and vows observed in temples and households, the monasteries and orders of monk. Finally the author describes the impact of Vijaynagar empire on the religion in South India and the reforms and modern Hinduism. Printed Pages: 156. 014755

Price: 5.95 USD
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3 Foreign Notices of South India: From Megasthenes to Mahuan

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri (collected and edited)

University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2001, Third Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, 
Printed Pages: 341 with numerous b/w illustrations. 027612

Price: 40.00 USD
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