The present book "Material Culture Depicted in Vijayanagara Temples" tries to cover the entire sculptural material and also paintings of the contemporary period. Therefore, the present book may justifiably claim completeness as far as material culture, reflected in the sculptures and paintings, is concerned. This study of the life of the people under the Vijayanagara empire, as depicted in the sculptures and paintings, tries to bring out the elements of contemporary rich material culture and locate the contemporary plastic parallels and finally tries to corroborate the sculptural data with the accounts of contemporary travellers and literary one.It is to be hoped that a renewed interest in the Unique culture of the Vijayanagara period will develop and that this book will stimulate further scholarly interest on Vijayanagara art.
About the Author:
K. REDDEPPA presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, S.V. University, Tirupati. He has published 15 research papers. He is also an artist, singer, and dramatist. 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 centres for the past ten years.