The Courts of Pre-Colonial South India: Material Culture and Kingship

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ILLUSTRATIONS

Plates inserted between pp. 112-13
1 Floor plan of the Ramalinga Vilasam, Ramnad Palace, indicating locations of paintings
2 Interior of the 'King's Bedroom', Ramalinga Vilasam, Ramnad Palace
3 Group 1 painting in the Ramalinga Vilasam, east wall, south of the main entrance: The battle scene
4 Group 1 painting, Ramalinga Vilasam: The battle scene
5 Group 1 painting, Ramalinga Vilasam: The Setupati in durbar1
6 Detail of Plate 3
7 Detail of plate 3
8 Group 1 painting, Ramalinga Vilasam: Battle scene on the east wall, next to the south-east corner
9 Group 1 painting, Ramalinga Vilasam: south-east corner
10 Group 1 painting, Ramalinga Vilasam: Battle scene on the south wall, next to the south-east corner
11 Detail of Plate 10
12 Group 2 painting, Ramalinga Vilasam: The Setupati in durbar
13 Group 4 painting, Ramalinga Vilasam: Vaishnavaite narrative painting
14 Antapuram roofs as seen from the 'King's Seat', Ramnad Palace
15 Vasantha mandapam courtyard in Ramnad Palace
16 Map of Vijayanagara by Colin Mackenzie, c.1800
17 Detail of an oil painting by Francis Swaine Ward showing the east side of the palace at Madurai
18 Courtyard of the palace at Madurai by 'Alaghery Sawrey Naig', c.1825
19 Standing courtiers painted on the ceiling of the Virabhadra Temple, Lepakshi 1 Words in italics other than book titles are defined in the Glossary.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgements xiv
  • Abbreviations xvi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Manasara and Pre-Colonial Kingship in South India 8
  • 2 - Vijayanagara and Madurai 27
  • 3 - The Emergence of Ramnad Kingdom 71
  • 4 - Paintings in the Ramalinga Vilasam 90
  • 5 - Ramnad Palace 127
  • 6 - Ramnad Town 159
  • 7 - Ramnad Kingdom 174
  • 8 - Ramnad's Rivals 192
  • Conclusion 226
  • Glossary 229
  • Notes 233
  • Bibliography 244
  • Index 255
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