Indian Epigraphy

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1996 - India - 475 pages
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In the present work, Professor D.C. Sircar deals with various problems relating to Indian epigraphy, and it is expected to be useful to people interested in ancient Indian history in general and Indian inscriptions in particular. Some of the topics discussed herein are: inscriptions and their evidence, languages in which the inscriptions are written, writing materials, the preparation and preservation of documents, copperplate grants, stanzas on bhumi-dana, Indian epigraphy abroad, systems of dating and the different eras, technical expressions including royal titles and official designations, taxes, land measures, nomenclature, etc.There are thirty-six plates illustrating various types of epigraphical records.
 

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Contents

Jupiters Sixtyyear Cycle
267
Kollam Kolamba Era
269
Nevārī Era and other Reckonings of Nepal
270
Lakṣmaṇasena Era and Allied Reckonings
271
SECTION III
281
Kalacuri or Cedi Era
282
Gupta or Valabhi Era
284
Jupiters Twelveyear Cycle
288

Palaeography and Calligraphy
36
Historical Importance
37
CHAPTER II
39
DRAVIDIAN LANGUAGES 1 Tamil Tamil
46
Kannada Kanarese
48
Telugu Tělugu Těnugu 4 Malayāļam and Tulu
51
SECTION III
53
CHAPTR III
61
Paper
67
SECTION III
80
Omission Correction and Pagination
90
Auspicious Symbols
92
Preservation of Copperplate Grants
97
Treatment of Letters 6
99
CHAPTER V
103
Page xiii
109
Creation of Rentfree Holdings
114
SECTION II
120
ROYAL CHARTERS AND CONNECTED PROBLEMS COPPERPLATE GRANTS 3 4 5
122
Seals Form Classification of Contents Preamble Notification Conclusion SPECIMENS OF RĀJAŚĀSANA
126
XX
127
CHAPTER VI
134
1
143
CHAPTER VII
144
7
159
17
161
31
164
Appendix II
170
34
172
37
175
46
176
48
177
49
181
INDIAN EPIGRAPHY ABROAD 1 Central Asia
202
Ceylon
209
Burma Siam Thailand and Malay Peninsula 4 Indonesia
210
Cambodia
211
South Annam
217
DATING AND THE ERAS SECTION I
219
Numbers expressed by Words
228
ន ត ត ទ 90
233
Regnal Reckoning and Connected Problems
235
Introduction of Reckoning in Eras
242
92
251
Saka Era
255
Ganga or Gängeya Era
289
Harṣa Era
294
BhaumaKara Era
297
CalukyaVikrama Era
302
Simha Era
304
Puḍuvaippu Era
305
Cochbihar Kocavihāra Era
306
Sivajis Coronation Era
307
SECTION IV
308
Fasli Era
310
Śuhur Shāhur or Sur Era
311
Vilāyati Era
312
Bengali Era
313
Bhāṭika Era
314
Mavludi Era
316
SECTION V
318
Saptarși Era
319
Jain Nirvāņa Era
321
Buddhist Nirvāņa Era
322
Grahaparivṛtti Cycle
323
Maurya Era
324
Era of Samprati
325
CHAPTER VIII
327
103
329
Royal Titles and Epithets
330
Official Designations
351
109
352
114
353
Administrative and Territorial Divisions
376
Royal Prerogatives and Taxes
388
120
396
Land Measures
407
126
413
Personal and Family Names
420
Miscellaneous Terms
425
Appendix I
435
Appendix II
440
141
443
161
445
170
446
202
447
208
448
217
477
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