The Platinum Petals (An Old and Rare Book)
|R. Chandra Prakash and S. Gopal
|UNIVERSITY OF MYSORE, MYSORE
It is true that a study of the ruling dynasties of any country is necessary to divide its history into diferens convenient and important stages Such a study forms the skeletal framework for the writing of history. For example, in the history of Karnataka the Kadamba, the Ganga, the Chilukya, the Rashtrakata, the Hoysala and other prominent stages can be traced The historical accounts about the important rolling dynastics of Karnataka can be gleased from the history books on India. More details can be obtained in the history works on South India Special mention may be made of the histories on Karnataka written by Dr. Fleet, Rice, Colonel Wilks, Hayavadana Rao, Altekar, Moraes, Saletore, Derrett, P. B. Desai, M. V. Krishna Rao, Dr. S. Srikantha Shastri, N. Lakshminarayana Rao and R. S. Panchamsthi. All these works based on epigraphical studies mainly deal with the political history of Karnataka and occasionally they throw light on the social conditions of this land. Dr. Karmarkar's 'Cultural History of Karnataka, R. S. Mugali's 'The Heritage of Karnataka, Dr. M. Chidananda Murthy's book in Kannada.
Lectures by Dr. Karan Singh, Raja Ramanna, C.N.R. Rao, and Dr. Rama Rao were extempore, recorded on magnatic tapes only there were speakers. The transcripts the tapes have been edited and presented However, deliberately retained the nuances extempore of these lectures to provide feel the personalised presentation the subjects the speakers. The editing has been reduced only delete the natural repetitions extempore lectures. Care has also been to overcome the difficulties recording, pronunciation, references etc. case errors have crept despite our scrutiny, we tender apologies the speakers.
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