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  • Administrative and Social History of Mysore Under the Wodeyars of Mysore (1600-1800 CE)

    ವಿಜಯನಗರ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಉತ್ತರಾಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳೆಂದು ಹೆಸರಾಗಿರುವ ಮೈಸೂರಿನ ಒಡೆಯರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಇತಿಹಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ಅನನ್ಯವಾದುದು. ರಾಜಕೀಯ ರಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತ್ರವಲ್ಲದೆ, ಸಾಂಸ್ಕöÈತಿಕ, ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಿಕ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಲಾರಂಗಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಮೈಸೂರು ಅರಸರು ವಿಜಯನಗರದ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠ ಪರಂಪರೆಯನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿದರು. ರಾಜಒಡೆಯರ್, ರಣಧೀರ ಕಂಠೀರವ, ಚಿಕ್ಕದೇವರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರ್ ಅವರ ಆಳ್ವಿಕೆಯ ಕಾಲಘಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೈಸೂರು ಸರ್ವಾಂಗೀಣ ಪ್ರಗತಿ ಸಾಧಿಸಿತು. ಈ ವಂಶದ ಮೊದಲ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಅರಸು ರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರ್‌ರಿಂದ ಆರಂಭಿಸಿ ಮೈಸೂರು ಆಂಗ್ಲರ ಅಧೀನವಾಗುವವರೆಗಿನ ಆಡಳಿತ ಹಾಗು ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ಮೈಸೂರು ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನದ ಎರಡು ಮಹತ್ವಪೂರ್ಣ ಶತಮಾನಗಳ ಕಾಲದ ಆಡಳಿತ, ಕಂದಾಯ ನೀತಿಗಳು, ನ್ಯಾಯಾಡಳಿತ, ಸೈನ್ಯ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ, ಪ್ರಾಂತೀಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಆಡಳಿತ, ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಜೀವನ ಹಾಗೂ ಧರ್ಮ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ, ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ, ಕಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ ಮತ್ತು ಆಸ್ಥಾನ ಸಂಸ್ಕöÈತಿ ಹೀಗೆ ಬಹುಮುಖೀ ನೆಲೆಗಳ ವಿಸ್ತಾರವಾದ, ಅಧ್ಯಯನಪೂರ್ಣ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ವರದಿಯಾಗಿ ಇದು ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರೋತ್ತರ ತಲೆಮಾರಿನ ವಿದ್ವಾಂಸರ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ವೈಖರಿಗೆ ಒಂದು ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ ಎನ್ನಬಹುದು. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ಮೈಸೂರಿನ ಒಡೆಯರ ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಬಗೆಗೆ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಗಳು ಇನ್ನೂ ಕಣ್ತೆರೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಡಿ. ಎಸ್. ಅಚ್ಯುತರಾಯರ ಈ ಸಂಶೋಧನ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಮಹತ್ವಪೂರ್ಣವಾದುದು. ಅಂದಿಗೆ ಲಭ್ಯವಿದ್ದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಬಗೆಯ ಮೂಲ ಹಾಗೂ ಆನುಷಂಗೀಕ ಆಕರಗಳನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿಕೊಂಡು, ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಚೌಕಟ್ಟಿನೊಳಗೆ ವಸ್ತುನಿಷ್ಠವಾಗಿ ರೂಫುಗೊಂಡಿದೆ ಈ ಕೃತಿ. ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಪುನರ್ ರೂಪಿಸುವಾಗಲಂತೂ ಸಮಕಾಲೀನ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ರೂಪಗಳನ್ನೂ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಅಗತ್ಯ ವಿರುವೆಡೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದಕ್ಕಿAತ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿನ ಉಲ್ಲೇಖಗಳು, ಟಿಪ್ಪಣಿಗಳೂ, ವಿವರಣೆಗಳೂ ಈ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯ ಮೌಲ್ಯವನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸಿವೆ. ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಗೆ ಪೂರಕವಾಗಿ ಗ್ರಂಥಋಣ, ನಕ್ಷೆಗಳು, ಸಂಕ್ಷೇಪಾಕ್ಷರಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಒಡೆಯರ ವಂಶಾವಳಿ ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಆಧಾರಗಳ ಮೇಲಿನ ಟಿಪ್ಪಣಿಯು ಸಂಶೋಧಕರಿಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದ ಮೇಲಿನ ಒಡೆತನದ ದ್ಯೋತಕ. ಅಪಾರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯ ಹಸ್ತಪ್ರತಿಗಳ ಮತ್ತು ಶಾಸನಗಳ ಬಳಕೆ ಈ ಕೃತಿಯ ಹೆಗ್ಗಳಿಕೆ.

    600.00
  • The Multivalence of an Epic: Retelling the Ramayana in South India and Southeast Asia

    The R?m?ya?a traditions of South India and Southeast Asia are examined at multiple levels in this volume. The research presented here offers in-depth investigations of chosen moments in the development of the epic tradition together with broader trends that help in understanding the epic?s multivalence. The journey and localization of the R?m?ya?a is explored in its manifold expressions ? from classical to folk, from temples and palaces to theatres and by-lanes in cities and villages, and from ancient to modern times. Regional R?m?ya?as from different parts of South India and Southeast Asia are placed in deliberate juxtaposition to enable a historically informed discussion of their connected pasts across land and seas. The three parts of this volume, organized as visual, literary, and performance cultures, discuss the sculpted, painted, inscribed, written, recited, and performed R?m?ya?as. A related emphasis is on the way boundaries of medium and genre have been crossed in the visual, literary, and performed representations of the R?m?ya?a.These are rewarding directions of research that have thus far received little attention. Bringing together 19 well-known scholars in R?m?ya?a studies from Cambodia, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, UK, and USA, this thought-provoking and elegantly illustrated volume engages with the inherent plurality, diversity, and adaptability of the R?m?ya?a in changing socio-political, religious, and cultural contexts and with shifting norms, tastes, traditions, and ideologies.

    3,000.00
  • Ancient India: Identities, Boundaries and Cultural Practices

    The book comprises of papers which reflect on the multiple strands of scholarship on ancient India and also explores alternate perspectives for understanding India?s past. Both textual and archaeological sources are used in framing the book, and the themes include connected histories, identities, and cultural practices, which make the book an interesting read. It is a beginning to revitalize India?s diverse and profound past with a new-found rigour to inform the reader the incredible diversity and richness of the historical construction of the past.

    800.00
  • Mysore History(Christa Shaka 1800 Ra Modalina Mysooru ithihaasa)

    Mysore History before 1800 CE is about the life and work of Prof. D S Achuta Rao. His research on Mysore history is represented by ten indexed articles he published during 1940-65. He actively popularized India’s history and its glorious past. Three such articles are included as they present initiatives in Indian History by the Maharajas College History Society, Colonial Researchers on India and Mysore Government’s initiative in a Kannada Encyclopedia. In his biography in the second part, his students and children have written about his life as a teacher and father, providing a context of his period. The book presents an interesting window to history research in the middle of last century.

    295.00
  • Early Buddhist Artisans and their Architectural Vocabulary

    The early Buddhist architectural vocabulary, being the first of its kind, maintained its monopoly for about half a millennium, beginning from the third century BCE. To begin with, it was oral, not written. The Jain, Hindu, and other Indian sectarian builders later developed their vocabulary on this foundation, though not identically. An attempt is made here to understand this vocabulary and the artisans who first made use of it.

    In the epigraphic ledger, the first reference to the mythical creator of the universe, the Vi?vakarma (Vi?akama), is made on the th?pas at Sanchi and Kanaganahalli; the earliest excavators of cave temples, comprising five specialists ? selav?haki, n?yikamisa, ka?hicaka, mah?ka?aka and m?thaka ? as well as a team of master-architects and supervisors, called the navakamis, appear at Kanheri. Besides these, there were also others called ?vesanis, atev?si?as, ?c?ryas, and up?jjh?yas all over the Buddhist world. The list does not end with these, because there were yet others called va?hakis (carpenters), seli-va?hakis (stonecutters), sela-r?pakas (stone sculptors), m??hakas (polishers), and so on. All these artisans who have recorded their life stories on the stone surface are identified, and their professional contributions evaluated here for the first time.

    1,600.00
  • The Princely States and the Making of Modern India

    India?s Princely States have enjoyed only a minor place in the narrative of modern nationhood. Certain Princely States used the dynamics of transfer of power to carve autonomy from the colonial British to advance their societies. Some of the Princely States modernized their education, public health and industrial sectors way ahead of the British administered territories. Prof Washbrook provides a macro picture of the dynamics in the Princely States of South India and sees a distinctive and indigenous form of modernity. Hierarchy, religion, heredity and caste were not obliterated for rationalism and secularism. As socialism and pseudo-secularism are fading away, the significance of the indigenous forms of modernity of the Princely States becomes more relevant to understand India in the 21st century. Ten historian thought leaders provide an interesting perspective to make it a compelling read. K Sadashiva is the architect of this book. As he developed the theme and brought together historians from various parts of the world, an interesting tapestry was woven. He is a historian actively researching the Indian Union, the Princely States and the rise of political power of caste and class in independent India. D A Prasanna has an interest in history, visual art, public health and education. He has supported new initiatives in these fields and has actively nurtured ideas to result in outcomes

    640.00
  • Mysore History before 1800 CE

    Mysore History before 1800 CE is about the life and work of Prof. D S Achuta Rao. His research on Mysore history is represented by ten indexed articles he published during 1940-65. He actively popularized India?s history and its glorious past. Three such articles are included as they present initiatives in Indian History by the Maharajas College History Society, Colonial Researchers on India and Mysore Government?s initiative in a Kannada Encyclopedia. In his biography in the second part, his students and children have written about his life as a teacher and father, providing a context of his period. The book presents an interesting window to history research in the middle of last century.

    235.00
  • Administrative and Social History of Mysore under the Wodeyars, 1600-1800 CE

    In Administrative and Social History of Mysore Under the Wodeyars (1600-1800 CE), Prof D S Achuta Rao presents an engaging account of the period. Believed to be the lineal descendants of the Vijayanagara, the kings of Mysore were described as ruling the earth seated on the jeweled throne of Karnataka. Tracing the earliest descent of Raja Wodeyar, the first remarkable ruler of the dynasty till the mid-1900, the book vividly draws before us a portrait of the political, military, law, social, religious, education, art and culture, and administrative construct of two centuries of the Wodeyar rule in Mysore. Capturing the significant features of the governance of the day, the book is a detailed and masterful telling of this phase in the history of Mysore, Karnataka, India. Scholarly and impressive, the book is a formidable achievement in terms of coverage and content.

    450.00