Talk:Battle of Talikota

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Battle of Talikota After the death of Achyuta Raya in AD 1541, his son Venkatadri or Venkata-I ascended the throne, but could not reign long, and within six months the crown was passed to the nephew of Achyuta - Sadasiva. Sadasiva Raya was a mere puppet in the hand of his minister Rama Raya of the Aravidu dynasty. Rama Raya was able to restore the power of Vijayanagara, which had sunk after Krishna Devaraya's rule. The important policy of Rama Raya was to interfere in the quarrels among the Deccan Sultanates, in alliance first with one, and then with another.

He indeed was successful for the time being but religious fanaticism and mullahs in the Muslim states led to the combining of all the Muslim states against the Hindus and the combined forces faced each other in the Battle of Talikota. It was one of the most decisive battles in Indian history like the Panipat and the battle of Plassey. Hopes of rebuilding Vijayanagar empire were totally shattered with the defeat and southern India was once again opened for Muslim invasion till Marathas slowly rose to power. Vasista

Battle place[edit]

The battle took place between two villages Rakkasagi and Tangadi (or Tangadigi). Hence the battle is also known as Battle of Rakkasa-Tangadi.These are two villages close to a town called TalikOte in present Bagakakot district in Karnataka. (Information edited by Ramaprasad K V , on 17 Mar 2006)

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Clearness of Facts[edit]

It is said that this battle is considered one of the most pivotal in Indian history. Also, it seems that there is no reasonable account of the battle barring that of Firishta's and the others, either they seem to be disregarded or the information is not coming out. Then, how can we talk, at all regarding the course of the battle? As regarding the destruction of Vijayanagar Empire, it seems that this battle destroyed the reputation of the kingdom, and not it's power. It is also said that Vijayanagar was the only knigdom, after this war, in the complete country of India, capable of stopping Akbar in a battle. But as a twist of fate, Akbar died at the time both the kingdoms were readying to face each other and the plans were given up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.195.131.74 (talk) 11:01, 26 August 2008 (UTC) One thing more, Vijayanagar Sources near unanimously say that Barid Shah came into the battle as a supporter of Vijiyanagar as a consequence of a moral pact with Ramaraya, but stayed neutral. But when Vijayanagar won the war decisively, he attacked the offgaurd Vijayanagar camp and destroyed the army and he personally had Ramaraya killed on Ramaraya's asking. Also, Akbar supported the Muslims in the battle. Another thing is the Muslims had numerical superiority. A reference for this would be a book by name Further Sources of Vijayanagara History by K. A. Nilakantasastri and N. Venkataramanayya; Compare this with Firishta. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.195.138.209 (talk) 07:29, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

On this day[edit]

As you can see in the announcements at the top of the page, this article has been featured before in Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries, appearing in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. However, currently it is in a state where needs attention, specifically more inline citations. Because of this, we could not feature it this year. Please fix the relevant issues so that it may be considered for the Main Page next year. Thank you. howcheng {chat} 18:38, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Biased view[edit]

The article seems very biased in favour of Vijayanagar. Maharattas who had served the Sultans are labelled as "traitors" even though they were not citizens of the vijayanagar kingdom. No reliable sources are quoted regarding the course of the battle. No mention is made of the use of artillery by the Vijayanagar army at the start of the description ; however, an artillery duel (which, very interestingly, bears striking resemblence to one of the "versions" of the third battle of Panipat) is described later. I suggest that a totally netural individual review the whole article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.105.79.151 (talk) 23:38, 18 March 2012 (UTC) The article has a very biased view favoring Vijayanagar/the Hindu cause. The historic event is focused on the portrayal of Muslim oppression of the Hindus and not on actual facts. A neutral review of historic facts, presented, along with a non partisan analysis is necessary to make this article Historically accurate and informative. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Guru82prasad (talkcontribs) 13:51, 22 August 2012 (UTC)


Adding to above comments, the war description is written as though it were a PR release for the Vijayanagar kingdom. The sources are quite unclear too. Tagging it for inspection. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 49.205.6.22 (talk) 09:14, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Action plan to improve[edit]

This is generally a terrible article. Writers should look at WP:CCPOL - all of which has been breached in this article extensively. 1. Sources & authorities - research and provide sources compliant with wiki policies. 2. Tentative tone - give a neutral voice to the article. 3. Every sentence/paragraph should be qualified by at least one source. 4. Different POVs - give the historical proposing and opposing perspectives on the matter of debate. 5. Original research - get rid of them!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A01:388:201:3310:386C:7DD0:4705:A80E (talk) 11:16, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

I greatly support this Ahendra (talk) 09:16, 6 March 2015 (UTC)