My fascination towards Hampi and the history of Vijayanagar kingdom begin with my first visit to it during a school trip. My interest grew with each succeeding trip and I have found myself at Hampi a dozen times after that.
All history books mention the glory of Vijayanagar kingdom. Many authors and researchers have put forward conflicting views about its rise and fall. After going through many texts, I found that ‘A Forgotten Empire’ written by Robert Sewell, a British officer in colonial India gives the best description of the forgotten times.
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