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Material Culture Depicted in Vijayanagara Temples

K. Reddeppa (Author)
Synopsis An attempt has been made in this book to give an account of different aspects of the material culture of the people of the Vijayanagara times as depicted in the temples of those days. The book is organised into nine chapters. The significance of the present work, a brief account of the work hitherto done on the subject is dealt with in the form of an introduction. The costumes and their varieties depicted through the sculptures and paintings have been described in detail in the first chapter. The second chapter deals with various kinds of ornaments. The coiffure, head-dress, house-hold-appliances and furniture, musical instruments, weapons and the flora and fauna of the region have been discussed in the chapters three to eight. The last i.e., nineth chapter concerns with the conclusions drawn from the above chapters. Needless to say, the data of the present work is compared with the material of different regions and periods where ever warranted. An attempt has also been made to evaluate the then contemporary social life. Necessary line drawings and photographs are appended to the book.
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About the author

K. Reddeppa

He was born on 16-10-1951 in the village of Tavalamarri located in Kadiri Taluk (Nallacheruvu Mandal) of Anantapur Dist. A.P. He completed his elementary and high school education in his birth place and Kadiri respectively. Then he studies B.A. in the Govt. Arts College, Anatapur. He obtained M.A. Degree from S.V. University, Tirupati. He did his M.Phil. (1979) and Ph.D. (1996) under the guidance of Prof. V. Kameswara Rao of the same University. He worked as Lecturer in History in S.N.S.R. Degree College, Velgode (Kurnool dist. A.P.) from 1977 to 1980. Then he got his posting as curator iin T.T.D. Museums, Tirumala. After working there for three years, in the year 1983, he was selected for the post of Lecturer in ancient Indian History and Archaeology in the Department of History. At present he is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, S.V. University, Tirupati. He has a distinguished academic record. He has undergone Museum Training Course and Completed Refresher Course in Conservation of Museum Objects, while he was working as curator in T.T.D. Museums. So far he has published 15 research papers. His M.Phil. dissertation was published with Financial Assistance of T.T.D. In addition to the above academic excellences, he is an artist, singer, and dramatist. The present book comprising of so many line drawings have been personally drawn by him. Above all he has been taking classes for Civil Services, Group I, Group II etc. competitive examinations in the Pre-examination training Centre, S.V. University Tirupati, Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati and other private centers for the past ten years.

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Title Material Culture Depicted in Vijayanagara Temples
Author K. Reddeppa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186050604
length xvi+204p., Figures; Plates; References; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.