City of a Single Stone – Kakatiya Heritage of Warangal
The Kakatiyas of Warangal are perhaps the least familiar of the regional kingdoms that ruled the Deccan between the twelfth and early-fourteenth centuries. This lecture, illustrated with images by the architectural photographer Surendra Kumar, aims to rectify that situation. Warangal deserves to be much better known—not just for the beauty of its temples and sculptures, but also for its well-preserved urban architecture and its prominence in later Telugu literary works, such as A Lover’s Guide to Warangal and The Deeds of Pratapa Rudra. Other Kakatiya temple sites, including Palampet and Ghanpur, will also be highlighted.