Indian Epigraphy

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1965 - 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

Merits of Epigraphical Evidence
20
Appendix
31
Historical Importance
37
Section III
39
CHAPTR III
61
Paper
67
Stone
73
Section III
80
CalukyaVikrama Era
303
Sirhha Era
304
Puduvaippu Era
305
Cochbihar Kocavihara Era
306
Swaps Coronation Era
307
Section IV
308
FaslI Era
310
Suhur Shahur or Sur Era
311

CHAPTER V
103
Section II
120
CHAPTER VII
144
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
258
Jupiters Sixtyyear Cycle
267
Kollam Kolamba Era
269
Nevari Era and other Reckonings of Nepal
270
Laksmanasena Era and Allied Reckonings
271
Section III
281
Kalacuri or Cedi Era
282
Gupta or Valabhi Era
284
Jupiteis Twelveyear Cycle
288
Gahga or Gahgeya Era
289
Harsa Era
294
BhaumaKara Era
297
Vilayati Era
312
Bengali Era
313
Bhatika Era
314
Mavludi Era
316
Section V
318
Saptarsi Era
319
Jain Nirvana Era
321
Buddhist Nirvana Era
322
Grahaparivrtti Cycle
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
407
Personal and Family Nimes
420
Miscellaneous Terms
425
Appendix I
435
Appendix II
440
Index
443
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