ISBN 9788121508773,Indian Epigraphy: A Guide to the Study of Inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit and other Indo-Aryan Languages

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

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Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1998
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788121508773

ISBN-10 8121508770
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 399 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Reference works

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.
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