The book "Sri Krishna Deva Raya, Amuktamalyada" is an English translation of the the medieval Telugu poem "Amuktamalyada". This poem has great significance in Indian history and culture as it was authored by the Vijayanagar emperor Sri Krishna Deva Raya in the 16th century. The word Amuktamalyada means " She who offered a garland after wearing it". In this poem Krishnadevaraya unravels the legend of Amuktamalyada while expressing his innumerable ideas,personal thoughts and observations through the description of cities,towns,villages,men,women etc. The poet introduces the legends of Vishnuchitta,Yamunacharya,Khandikhya and Kesidwaja to establish the philosophy of Vishistadvaita and to teach the art of statecraft.
Dr.Sistla presents a near faithful version of Amuktamalyada as it is in its Telugu original.In addition to a comprehensive historical introduction and forward,Dr.Sistla has introduced many photographs and works of art along with the poem. Dr.Sistla is an Associate professor of art history at Andhra University,Vishakhapatnam.
Please Note: This book is new and unused. However due to being in storage for a longtime, it has signs of wear and tear. This includes little rips around the spine, an old look to pages.
Author: Dr. Srinivas Sistla
Year of Publication: 2010
Publisher: Drusya Kala Deepika
Book Condition: Fair
Dust Jacket: NA
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