Indian Epigraphy

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1996 - India - 475 pages
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

Subject Preface
xiii
CHAPTER I
xxi
SECTION III
xxi
Appendix
31
Historical Importance
37
SECTION II
46
CHAPTR III
61
SECTION II
70
BhaumaKara Era
297
CālukyaVikrama Era
302
Simha Era
304
Puduvaippu Era
305
Cochbihar Kocavihāra Era
306
Śivājis Coronation Era
307
Section IV
308
Fasli Era
310

SECTION III
80
CHAPTER V
103
Creation of Rentfree Holdings
114
SECTION II
120
Appendix I
161
Appendix II
170
CHAPTER VI
202
DATING AND THE ERAS Section I
219
Numbers expressed by Words
228
Numbers expressed by Letters
233
Regnal Reckoning and Connected Problems
235
Introduction of Reckoning in Eras
242
SECTION II
251
Saka Era
255
Jupiters Sixtyyear Cycle
267
Kollam Kolamba Era
269
Nevāri Era and other Reckonings of Nepāl
270
Lakṣmaṇasena Era and Allied Reckonings
271
Section III
281
Kalacuri or Cedi Era
282
Gupta or Valabhi Era
284
Jupiters Twelveyear Cycle
289
Harșa Era
294
Suhūr Shāhūr or Sur Era
311
Vilāyati Era
312
Tripurā Era
313
Bhātika Era
314
Mavlūdi Era
316
Section V
318
Saptarsi Era
319
Jain Nirvāņa Era
323
Maurya Era
324
Era of Samprati
325
CHAPTER VIII
327
Royal Titles and Epithets
330
Official Designations
351
Administrative and Territorial Divisions
376
Royal Prerogatives and Taxes
388
Land Measures
409
Personal and Family Names
420
Miscellaneous Terms
425
Appendix I
435
Appendix II
440
INDEX
443
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