Surapura Samsthana- Historical and Archaeological Study of Poligar State in South India

Surapura Samsthana- Historical and Archaeological Study of Poligar State in South India

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Book Specification

Item Code: UAO034
Author: S. K. Aruni
Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 8180900444
Pages: 290
Other Details 11.00 X 9.00 inch
Weight 1.20 kg

Book Description

The fall of Vijayanagara empire caused the emergence of splinter states in South India and Deccan. These states collectively known as Poligari (Palegars). They dominated the political scenario of the South India from the 16 to middle of the 19th, th centuries AD These Paligar states founded by the warrior tribes of South India; they eventually came to the mainstream of the south Indian polity. The present book deals one such Poligar.

state known as Surapura Samsthana founded by the Bedars and ruled between 1650 and 1858 AD. in Sagara-nadu or Shorapur Doab (Gulbarga Dist. Karnataka). The Samsthana was an off-shoot of the Vijayanagara empire and the Adil Shahis of Bijapur, and it main tained its suzerainty in the Shorapur Doab along with the Nizam and the Marathas. For the first time, by using archaeological and textual evidences, a complete reconstruction of the political and cultural history of the Samsthana has been presented here. One of the main objectives of the present work is brought out a comprehensive study of the art and architecture of the Surapura Sams thana including a comparative analysis in relation of the art and architecture of the con temporary powers in the Deccan. Systematic documentations of forts, capitals, small settlements, palaces, temples, monasteries and other archaeological sites of the Sams thana are presented here. The book also offers analytical and comparative studies of the monuments of the Samsthana with the other contemporary political powers of South India and Deccan in order to understand the importance of the Samsthana's art. The Samsthana painting (Shorapur school) is well known as a sub-school of Deccani painting. The book also presents the tradition of painting developed substantially under the Samsthan's patronage.

S.K. Aruni completed his M.A. in the Karnataka University Dharwad and Ph.D. in the Deccan College PG & Research Institute, Pune. Presently he is an Asst. Director (Research) in the Indian Council of Historical Research, Southern Regional Centre, Bangalore. He has published more than 25 research articles on the theme of art and architecture in both English and Kannada and presented papers in National and Regional seminars. The present book is a modified version of his Ph.D. thesis.

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