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Crossing to Talikota

Crossing to Talikota

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About the Book
The battle of Talikota in 1565 radically altered the contours of the political map of India within a space of a few hours. The Vijayanagara empire, which straddled the whole of South India, collapsed in the face of four minor Sultanates with little resistance, while its capital, one of the most prosperous cities in the world, was plundered, decimated and lay uninhabited for the next few centuries, known to the world outside only as 'the ruins of Hampi'. At the centre of this cataclysm was 'Aliya' Ramaraya, ambitious, ruthless, brilliant strategist, a son-in-law of the emperor but unacceptable within the royal lineage, generalissimo who ruled the empire without being allowed to step on its throne. The play explores in detail the complex of gender, caste, clan and religious loyalties that brought the various forces together to explode in an unforeseen catastrophe.

About the Author:
Girish Karnad, Well-known actor, film director, and Kannada author, NA

Girish Karnad, a playwright, film-maker, and actor, writes in Kannada and has translated his plays into English. The International Theatre Centre of UNESCO, Paris, has declared him the World Theatre Ambassador of the International Theater Institute, Paris. He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and was also conferred the prestigious Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi awards. He provided the voice of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, in the audiobook of Kalam's autobiography by Charkha Audiobooks Wings of Fire.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780199496150
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
Height: 213 mm
No of Pages: 144
Spine Width: 10 mm
Width: 140 mm
ISBN-10: 0199496153
Publisher Date: 01 Oct 2019
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Weight: 113.5 gr
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