To the Point Please -
Aware of books of Nitin Singhania, AL Basham, CCRT
But how do we approach such mind-boggling questions like - "Why is the theme of "flute playing Krishna" very popular in Indian art?" /// "Krishnadeva Raya, the King of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss."
Is it possible to gather knowledge from standard books, if any, on questions like these?