Coins in India: Power and Communication

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Himanshu Prabha Ray
Marg Publications, 2006 - History - 116 pages
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This book focuses on the socio-cultural conn otations of coinage in terms of power, authority, and rule legitimization. Coins function as money because the users share cultural parameters regard ing their value and acceptability. Indian coinage design reflects the intricate interdependence of religious expression, personal adornment and rule

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HIMANSHU PRABHA RAY is Associate Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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