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Senji (Gingee): a fortified city in the Tamil country
by Deloche, Jean


 

ISBN: 9788184701326

Institut Francais de Pondicherry, Pondicherry

Pub. Year: 2005

Pages, ills, maps etc.,
392p., (334)pls., (42)ill.(1 folded), (2)maps, bibl., ind., 29x22cm.

RS. 1500.00 Hardcover

Note: Postage will be charged as actual.
Other books written / edited by: Deloche Jean
Series: Collection Indologie; 101
Senji, immortalized by Desing's ballad, is a significant place in the Tamil country. Successively occupied by the Hindus of Vijayanagar, the Nayakas, the Muslims of Bijapur, the Marathas, the Mughals and finally by the French in 1750, it was, at the end of the 16th century, one of the biggest cities of the peninsula. This study analyses both the written documents and of the archaeological investigation to show the evolution of the defence systems of the stronghold, the development of the urban centre, as well as the different aspects of water and grain storage which are at the root of its surprising growth.
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