Editor says, what if the Vijayanagara Empire had won the watershed Battle of Talikota? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in Wikipedia Raya's loss of battle is described as follows ~ "the greatest reason of loss was betrayed by two Muslim commanders ( Gilani Brothers) of Vijaynagara Army.At the critical point of war Moslem officers in the Vijayanagaran army to launch a subversive attack. Suddenly Ramaraya found his rear surprised by the two Moslem divisions in his ranks turning against him. All Moslem troops of Vijaynagara army had opened a vigorous rear attack on the Hindus and captured several artillery positions. Several cannon shells landed near Ramaraya's elephant and he fell from it as his mount was struck by a cannon shard. Ramaraya tried to recover but Nizam Shah made a dash to seize him". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.