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Resraeches in Indian Epigraphy and Numismatics

By Jaganinath Agarwal

Sundeep Prakashan, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. New. 19 x 26 cm. This book is a collection of Studies on ancient Brahmi inscriptions and coins Some new inscriptions published for the first time supply new historical information, in others new readings have been given which have a very important bearing on several historical problems. The new reading in the Dewai inscription settles beyond doubt the much debated question of the founder of the Sahi dynasty The new readings and the revised translations throw fresh light on the history of the Gupta monarchs, Samudragupta, Skandagupta, the Hunas and the Pratihara ruler Mahendrapala The attribution of the Bull and Horseman type of coins of Khavadavayaka to Qutb ud-Din Aibak is a startling discovery The contents of the Eran inscription of Samudragupta, of the Bhitari Pillar inscription of Skanda Gupta, the Mandasor inscription dated 529, and the Hund inscription of Jayapala have been interpreted afresh, so as to rectify some current errors and present correct historical facts. Preface List of Plates 1. Vidisha Stone Pillar Inscription of the Reign of Maharaja Bhagavata, Dated Regnal Year 12 (Plate 1) 2. Shuddh Mahadev Inscription of the Son of (Maharaja) Vibhunaga (Plate 2) 3. The Eran Inscription of Samudragupta 4. Notes on the Eran Stone Inscription of Samudragupta 5. Some Further Observations on the Eran Inscription of Samudragupta 6. Samudragupta`s Performance of Asvamedha Sacrifice 7. Epigraphic Notes-1 8. Epigraphic Notes-II 9. The Date of the Mankuwar Stone Image Inscription of the Reign of Kumaragupta 10. The Pusyamitras of the Bhitari Pillar Inscription (Plate 3) 11. Some Observations on the Bhitari Stone Pillar Inscription of Skandagupta. 12. A Disputed Reading in the Bhitari Stone Pillar Inscription of Skandagupta (Plate 3) 13. A Reading in the Bhitari Stone Pillar Inscription of Skandagupta 14. Some Problems of the Bhitari Pillar Inscription (Plate 3) 15. An Interesting Type of Skandagupta`s Coins 16. Some Observations on the Bihar Stone Pillar Inscription 17. A Passage in the Sarnath Inscriptions of Kumaragupta and Budhagupta 18. Nagana in the Mandasor Inscription of the Malava Year 19. A Study of Some Verses of the Mandasor Stone Inscription, Dated Malava Year 529 20. Nalanda Clay Sealing of Maharajadhiraja Vainyagupta (Plate 4) 21. Is the Bhamodra Mohotta Copper-Plate of Dronasinha Spurious ? 22. Some Verses of the Risthal Stone Slab Inscription (Plate 5) 23. The Bearing of the Haraha Inscription on the Epoch of the Gupta Era 24. The Haraha Inscription and Epoch of the Gupta Era 25. An Interesting Clay Sealing from Sunet (Plate 6) 26. Some Clay Sealings from Sunet (Plate 7) 27. A Rare Clay Sealing from Sunet (Plate 8) 28. New Light on an Exploit of the Pratihara Emperor, Mahendrapala 29. The Dewai Inscription of Bhimadeva Sahi and its Historical Importance (Plate 9) 30. Some Observations on the Hund Inscription of the Reign of Jayapala Sahi, Dated 146 (Sahi Era) 31. Silver Coins of Qutbuddin Aibak Printed Pages: 158. Resraeches in Indian Epigraphy and NumismaticsJaganinath Agarwal9788185055947


Indian Epigraphy, Volume 1

By K.V. Ramesh

Sundeep Prakashan, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. New. 19 x 26 cm. The present work does not profess to introduce the subject of Indian Epigraphy but is, on the other hand, the result of the author`s long and intimate acquaintance with Indian ins criptions in his capacity as a professional Epigraphist. Start ing with a chapter on the nature and importance of Indian inscriptions, the author has attempted in the subsequent chapters to draw attention to some of the popular notions and theories propounded by the earlier scholars and implicitly followed even today and argues that they are no longer tenable or need to be revised. In particular, the chapters on the language media of Indian inscriptions, palaeographical zonalisation of Indian scripts and palaeographical dating of undated inscriptions break new ground while the last chapter emphasises as well as illustrates the need for tackling inscriptions from newer angles. The author plans to bring out soon a second volume mainly dealing with the palaeographi cal development of Indian scripts and the problems per taining to decipherment. The volume will also contain practical and well illustrated lessons on how to decipher inscriptions in different Indian scripts and belonging to different periods and regions. Preface List of Plates Chapters : 1. Indian Inscriptions-Their Nature and Importance 2. Discovery, Loss and Preservation of Inscriptions 3. History of Indian Epigraphical Studies 4. Indian Epigraphy and the Language Medium 5. Scriptal Ramifications and Palaeographical Dating of Undated Inscriptions 6. Palaeographical Zonalization of Early Indian Scripts 7. Chronology and Indian Epigraphy 8. Pursuit of Epigraphical Studies-The Orthodox Way 9. Epigraphical Studies-Some New Approaches 10. The Problem of the Indus Script: A New Approach Printed Pages: 187. Indian Epigraphy, Volume 1K.V. Ramesh9788175740433


Kings, Brahmanas and Temples in Orissa: An Epigraphic Study, AD 330-1147

By Upinder Singh

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1994. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Royal endowments to Brahmanas have been interpreted either as a factor of political integration or disintegration in Indian history. Through the first thorough presentation and analysis of the epigraphic data from Orissa, this study argues that the period AD 300-1147 was one of intensive state formation and political development in which royal grants played an important integrative role. During this period, Brahmanas, many of whom were ritual specialists associated with the Yajurveda, emerged as land-holders endowed by royal decree with privileged control over land. Despite the consistent appearance of sectarian affiliations in the royal inscriptions, temples did not benefit from royal patronage on a comparable scale. Until the close of the period under review, it was the gift of land to Brahmanas, not the royally-endowed temple establishment that was a major basis of royal legitimation and political integration in Orissa. Printed Pages: 382. Kings, Brahmanas and Temples in Orissa: An Epigraphic Study, AD 330-1147Upinder Singh9788121506212


Indian Epigraphy: A Guide to the Study of Inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit and other Indo-Aryan Languages

By Richard Salomon

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1998. First edition. Hardcover. New. 16 x 24 cm. This book provides a general survey of all the inscriptional material in the Sanskrit, Prakrit, and modern Indo-Aryan languages, including donative, dedicatory, panegyric, ritual, and literary texts carved on stone, metal, and other materials. This material comprises many thousands of documents dating from a range of more than two millennia, found in and the neighbouring nations of South Asia, as well as many parts of Southeast, central, and East Asia. The inscriptions are written, for the most part, in the Brahmi and Kharosthi scripts and their many varieties and derivatives. Inscriptional materials are of particular importance for the study of the Indian world, constituting the most detailed and accurate historical and chronological data for nearly all aspects of traditional Indian culture in ancient and medieval times. Richard Salomon surveys the entire corpus of Indo-Aryan inscriptions in terms of their contents, languages, scripts, and historical and cultural significance. He presents this material in such a way as to make it useful not only to Indologists but also non-specialists, including persons working in other aspects of Indian or South Asian studies, as well as scholars of epigraphy and ancient history and culture in other regions of the world. Printed Pages: 399. NA


Corpus of Eastern Kharosti and Kharosti-Brahmi Inscriptions

By B.N. Mukherjee

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd, 2014. First edition. Hardcover. New. 19 x 25 cm. The Corpus of Eastern Kharosti and Kharosti-Brahmi Inscriptions is divided into three parts, eight chapters, and three appendices. Part I deals with Eastern Kharosti and Kharosti-Brahmi records found in lower West Bengal. Part II deals with Kharosti-Brahmi and associated Kharosti records from other parts of the Indian subcontinents. Part III deals with relevant records in South-east Asia. Printed Pages: 309. NA


Studies in Indian Epigraphy: Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India, 33 Vols

By Various

Sundeep Prakashan, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. New. 23 x 28 cm. Thousands of inscriptions have been copied over a period of more than 100 years from different parts of India. Inscription serves as the important source material for the reconstruction of history. Coping new inscriptions is a desideratum on the one hand, they also reveal new information for further research on the other. The Epigraphical Society of India has been established with an idea to provide a forum to bring out fresh information and epigraphical discoveries made in different parts of the country. The journal of the Epigraphical Society of India will provide plenty of information, if judiously utilized, to reconstruct our past. The volumes published so far are of a considerable value and guide the epigraphists to understand the various aspects of Indian history. It deals with new inscriptions and re-editing of the known texts of inscriptions, various aspects like political history, socio-cultural history, chronology, literary values, palaeographical study and so on. These volumes will be very useful for the epigraphists, archaeologists, historians, linguists and will be an asset to the libraries and research institutions. Printed Pages: 5340. Studies in Indian Epigraphy: Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India, 33 VolsVarious9788185066684


Development of Journalism

By Seema Sharma

Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2005. Hardcover. New. Development of Journalism contains fifteen chapters covering the evolution and development of journalism in India. It is really some great statesmen who were instrumental in development of journalistic trends. This book portrays vital issues in the domain of journalism. CONTENTS . Introduction . Historical Background . Gandhi`s Legacy . The Stalwarts . Major Players . March to New India . Freedom at Last . Post-Independence India . New Trends . Growth and Promotion . The Correlationship . Period of Trial . JP`s Role . Perspectives and Prospects . Conclusion; etc. A dependable reference book for academics as well as professionals in the field. Printed Pages: 392. Development of JournalismSeema Sharma9788126123421