Book on Vijayanagara rulers with 855 inscriptions released

Book on Vijayanagara rulers with 855 inscriptions released

Governor H R Bhardwaj releasing books on Vijayanagara Empire in Bangalore on Monday.  dh photoSpeaking at a conference on “Krishnadevaraya and the Vijayanagara Empire,” organised by the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) here, Bhardwaj cited the incident of Yugoslavia which fragmented on the basis of ethnicity.

The Governor observed that the Islamic rulers made important contributions to the development of the country. He gave the example of the last Moghul emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar who fought for the country’s freedom, even when he was deported to Myanmar (Burma). The Vedas and the Upanishads have the message of integrity and unity in diversity, he added. 

Bhardwaj said, over the years South India has witnessed a sea change. “Recently, I met a group of industrialists who were keen on investing in Bangalore. Tamil Nadu has the best governance along with an encouraging industrial outlook. Even Hyderabad has picked up over the years with the IT boom,” said Bhardwaj. He commended South India for its contribution to the country’s economy and its rich heritage. “You need to make people in the North realise the importance of the heritage in South India,” he said.

Earlier, Bhardwaj released the IVth volume by ICHR that comprises of 855 inscriptions in Telegu language during the era of Krishnadevaraya. The book was presented to the Bangalore University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Prabhu Dev. 

Meanwhile, the ICHR appealed to the Government and the Bangalore University VC to provide land for modernising the Council library. The governments in the North East provided the land for Council to open its branches there and it expected similar response from the government in Karnataka also, said Syed Alam from the ICHR.

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