Author: P N ChopraT K Ravindran/N SubrahmanianPublisher: S Chand & CompanyYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 467ISBN/UPC (if available): 8121901537
There had been some feeble attempts by various authors to portray the history of south India. This treatise is the first authenticated volume about the southern peninsular territory. Judging by the seriousness of the subject, the authors did not divulge the historical significance and yet tried to present it in a more lucid and entertaining style, which hold readers spellbound.The history of the country is the biography of its great men which is reflected in this volume. In their own inimitable style, the authors have painted the ancient, medieval and modern period in an exemplary manner. Never for a movement the students feel that they are reading the text of exploring the south Indian Territory.
IntroductorySourcesGeographyPART I (ANCIENT PERIOD):Pre-History and Proto-HistoryThe StavahansSuccessors of the SatavahanasThe Tamils of the Sangam AgeThe Kalabhras - An InterregnumThe VakatakasThe Pallavas of KanchiThe Chalukyas of VatapiThe Pandyas IThe RashtrakutasThe Cholas - Vijayalaya LineThe Chalukya - CholasThe Eastern ChlukyasThe Western Chalukya - CholasThe Eastern ChalukyasThe Western Chalukyas of KalyaniThe Pandyas IIThe HoysalasMinor Powers of the Middle AgesThe Successors of the Chlukyas and the Kalachuri usurpationThe Sultanate of Ma’barEarly contacts between South India and the World outsideReligious Architecture and Art in South IndiaReligion in South IndiaLiteratureBibliographyPART II (MEDIEVAL PERIOD):Early Muslim InvadersThe Vijayanagar EmpireThe Bahmanis of Ahsanabad-GulbaragaThe Nizam Shahis and the Imad ShahisThe Adil ShahisThe Utab Shahis of GolkondaThe Faruqis of KhandeshThe Reddi Kingdoms and other StatesThe MarathasPolitical and Administrative InstitutionsSocial and Economic LifeEducation and LiteratureArts and ArchitectureBibliographyPART III (MODERN PERIOD):Portuguese Contact with South IndiaThe Dutch in South IndiaThe DanesAnglo-French Rivalry in MalabarMysore-Kerala RelationsEarly British Relations with Kerala KingdomAnglo-Mysore Relations in the 18th CenturyAnglo-French Rivalry in the CarnaticResistance to British PowerBritish supremacy in South IndiaEconomic Conditions of South IndiaPeasant unrest in South IndiaLand Tenures of Malabar and Agrarian ProblemsMappila outbreaks in MalabarSociety and CultureChristianity in South Indian Since 1500Social reform Movement in South IndiaNationalist Movement in South IndiaBibliographyIndex