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Vijaynagar Empire (1350 – 1564)

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Vijaynagar kingdom and the city was founded by Harihar – I and Bukka – I (sons of Sangama) who were feudatories of Kakatiyas and later became the ministers in the court of Kampili.

Harihar and Bukka were brought to the centre by Mohammed Bin Tughlaq,  converted to Islam and were sent to South again to control the rebellion but on the instance of Vidyaranya they established Vijaynagar kingdom in 1336 AD.

Vijaynagar’s arch rival were Bahamani Sultans with whom they fought over Tungabhadra doab (between Krishna and Tungabhadra), Krishna – Godavari delta (Raichur) and Marathwada.

Vijaynagar - Bahamani contest was started by Bukka I in 1367 when he attacked the Bahamani fortress at Mudkal. It was a war state where its resources being devoted to military purposes.

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