Gangadevi

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For the Hindu deity, see Ganga (goddess).
Madura Vijayam 1924 Edition

Gangadevi, also known as Gangambika, was a Telugu princess[1] and poet in the Vijayanagara Empire during the 14th century and chronicled the story of the victory of her husband, Kumara Kampana, son of Bukka Raya I over the Muslims in Madhura in the form of a poem. The title of the eight chapter poem was Madhura Vijayam, also known as Veerakamparaya Charitram.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Gangadevi was educated and accompanied her husband during his campaigns. She was the author of a Sanskrit epic known as Madura-Vijayam, in which she portrayed her husband as the hero. She was well read in Sanskrit and praised the Sanskrit poets of Andhra Desh. Gangadevi was herself a Telugu princess". Jain, Simmi, Encyclopedia of Indian Women through the Ages: The Middle Ages. Kalpaz Productions, 2003, p.231
  2. ^ Suryanath U. Kamath, A Concise history of Karnataka from pre-historic times to the present,Jupiter books, MCC, 2001 (Reprinted 2002), p162
  3. ^ Devi, Ganga (1924). Sastri, G Harihara; Sastri, V Srinivasa, eds. Madhura Vijaya (or Virakamparaya Charita): An Historical Kavya (PDF). Trivandrum, British India: Sridhara Power Press. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 

References[edit]

  • Suryanath U. Kamath, A Concise history of Karnataka from pre-historic times to the present, Jupiter books, MCC, Bangalore, 2001 (Reprinted 2002) OCLC: 7796041
  • Jain, Simmi, Encyclopedia of Indian Women through the Ages: The Middle Ages. Kalpaz Productions, 2003, p. 231