By Robert Sewell
Pass judgement on Robert Sewell (1845-1925) was once a civil servant in colonial India. He did vast paintings at the background of the Vijayanagara Empire, rather the autumn of Hampi, the empire's capital. He translated The Vijayanagar Empire as obvious via Domingo Paes and Fernao Nuniz - defined as an eyewitness account of Portuguese guests to India within the sixteenth century and record at the Vijayanagar Empire. His different works comprise: Analytical background of India (1870), Eclipses of the Moon in India (1878), Antiquarian is still in Presidency of Madras (1882), A comic strip of the Dynasties of S. India (1883), South Indian Chronological Tables (1889) and The Indian Calendar (with S. B. Dikshit) (1896).
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According to the Hindus it was a war undertaken from pure greed of conquest; according to Muhammadan story it was a campaign against a rebel. The second is that while the Hindus declare that none of the blood royal escaped, Batuta distinctly mentions the survival of eleven sons, and proves his point incontestably. But this does not vitiate the general resemblance of the two accounts, while the synchronism of the dates renders it impossible to believe that they can refer to two separate events. We may suppose that since the eleven sons became followers of Islam they were for ever blotted out of account to the orthodox Hindu.
No. D. These will probably be published in translation by Mr. Donald Ferguson in the pages of the Indian Antiquary. The first pair of original papers was sent with a covering letter by some one at Goa to some one in Europe. The names are not given, but there is every reason for believing that the recipient was the historian Barros in Lisbon.  I have inserted a facsimile of two pages of the text, so that no doubt may remain on this point. The first portion consists of the conclusion of the text of Fernao Nuniz; the second of the covering letter written by the person who sent the originals to Europe; the third of the beginning of the text of Domingo Paes.
Lasted from 1343 to 1379, we turn to Firishtah to learn what were this king's relations with the followers of Islam, now supreme on the north of the Krishna. Just after his accession, as it would appear, occurred the successful campaign alluded to above, in which a combination of Hindus from different States drove back the invaders. H. D. 1343, to May 15, 1344, and he says that Krishna Naik, son of Rudra Deva of Warangal, went privately to Ballala Deva and urged him to join a combination of Hindus with the view of driving out the Muhammadans from the Dakhan.
A Forgotten Empire: Vijayanagar - A Contribution to the History of India by Robert Sewell