A Forgotten Empire Vijayanagar: A Contribution to the History of India by Robert Sewell is arguably the first serious attempt to narrate the history of this fallen empire in a systematic way.
A Forgotten Empire Vijayanagar by Robert Sewell Preface|Chapter 1|Chapter 2|Chapter 3|Chapter 4|Chapter 5|Chapter 6|Chapter 7|Chapter 8|Chapter 9|Chapter 10|Chapter 11|Chapter 12|Chapter 13|Chapter 14|Chapter 15|Chapter 16|Chapter 17
In his book Sewell puts in perspective the political background of south India that eventually led to the founding of Vijayanagara. Further he narrates the rise of the kingdom that systematically expanded to the whole of south India.
The the book then narrates the events that led to the fall of Vijayanagara.
A highlight of the book is the translations by Sewell the of two chronicles by Domingo Paes and Fernao Nuniz who lived in Vijayanagara during its prime periods.
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