International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2020)

Trade and commerce during the Vijayanagara period with special reference to the western coastal areas of Karnataka with the Portuguese: A study


Kavita Charles Makhwan

“Karnata Rajya’’ was another name for the Vijayanagara Empire. The histoy of Vijayanagara bears eloquent testimony to the assiduous pursurance of high ideals like protection, preservation and promotion of its culture, and faith. The rulers of this empire were also better-known as’’ Karnataka Rayas” which is borne in the Inscriptions and the literary works like “Jambavati Kalyanam’’ by Sri Krishnadevarya and Telugu work” Vasu charitamu” and the foreign accounts speak eloquently about these rulers and about their flourishing Trade and commercial activities with different areas within and outside Karanataka. Many of the towns, cities and ports during their period ie from 1336-1565 A.D. gained very important position in the world market. Their trade contacts were beyond the seas. The coastline in the west with its harbours and enterprising merchant community of Karnataka contributed the Trans –Oceanic contacts which went on for centuries. Some of the important cities and towns in the western coastal areas of Karnataka which flourished during their time were; Mirjan, Honnavar (Ankola), Bhatkal, Bidnuru, Barkur, Basaruru, Mangalore, Kumble, Malpe etc. This paper deals with the “Trade and Commerce during the Vijayanagara Empire, with special reference to the western coastal areas of Karnataka”.
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Kavita Charles Makhwan. Trade and commerce during the Vijayanagara period with special reference to the western coastal areas of Karnataka with the Portuguese: A study. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2020, Pages 43-47
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research