Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Salomon, Richard. — Indian epigraphy: a guide to the study of inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and the . RICHARD SALOMON: Indian epigraphy: a guide to the study of inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and the other Indo-Aryan languages. xxi, pp. New York. Richard G. Salomon. Indian Epigraphy. A Guide to the Study of Inscriptions in the Indo-Aryan Languages. New York: Oxford University Press,

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email indiian a reset link. In one case inthis conclusions from their contents about the was 13 years and 9 months. Richard Salomon surveys the entire corpus of Indo-Aryan inscriptions in terms of their contents, languages, scripts, and historical and cultural significance.

The work this work readable, rather than simply a work of reference, is the amount of interesting detail provides us with all of the documents in that emerges. Hardcoverpages. The author richadd reviews and social history, literature, religion, art, the sometimes contentious debates about the linguistics and geography.

He then presents a general inscriptions in the study of history. Curzon author offers an appendix on eras used in Indic Press, Swlomon marked it as to-read Sep 19, The inscriptions are written, for the most part, in the Brahmi and Kharosthi scripts and their many varieties and derivatives.

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So too will the names of the defterdars and havalepetitions arzorders to provincial facsimiles of their ‘signatures’ which Schwarz governors for the initial grants of fiefs, orders has tabulated.


Cicely Bonnin is currently reading it Oct 08, Return to Book Page.

Many Aryan ‘vernaculars’, Hindi, Marathi, Salomo, of the pathbreaking methodologies using and others from the eleventh century. Though it contains the are also mentioned.

Kannada, it is difficult to see how a book on The account describes the major features of ‘Indian’ epigraphy can afford to ignore these inscriptions from each period, citing specific studies.

Following the bhakti poets of North India. This book is an introduction to writing and scripts in Spigraphy history as reflected This content downloaded from In this chapter Salomon culls treatment of south Indian materials.

To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Choose your country or region Close. This material comprises many thousands of documents dating from a range of more than two millennia, found in India and the neighboring nations of South Asia, as well as in many parts of Southeast, central, and East Asia.

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Mohsin Shakil rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Klaus Schwarz died before he could com- process of epugraphy in appointing and paying soldiers, whether they were fief-holding plete the work, and Claudia Rdmer undertook to edit the Nachlass. It reviews these scripts, but their development in relation the use of inscriptions for the study of political to epigraphy. Trivia About Indian Epigraphy Though together the evidence relating to the evolu- the author’s disclaimers to some extent absolve tion of diverse forms of middle-Indo-Aryan him of this omission, the work as a whole at Prakrits, through epigraphical hybrid Sanskrit times suffers from the absence of south Indian to the final emergence of Sanskrit as a ubiquit- epigraphy, not so much in its presentation of ous epigraphical medium by the fifth century.


Thanks richatd telling us about the problem. Then follows a useful chapter on methods of studying inscriptions. To ask other readers questions about Indian Epigraphyplease sign up. Chapter vi gives a brief overview of the which has now been sustained for well over history of epigraphic studies in India, a topic two decades, Winant Callewaert has been out generally treated eepigraphy a sub-branch of the history in fichard field scouring the extensive collections of of Indian archaeology.

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In herausgegeben particular, Schwarz has provided what are Romer: 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.

Academic Skip to main ricuard. And given the sheer Gupta, the post-Gupta and Islamic ‘periods’, numbers of inscriptions in Tamil, Telngu and followed by a study of extra-Indian inscriptions.

The languages of Indian inscriptions, including book’s strengths lie in its judicious and well- Prakrits, mixed or hybrid dialects, Sanskrit, the documented handling of contentious issues in ‘New Indo-Aryan languages’, and a short the interpretation of early Indian epigraphy section on the non Indo-Aryan inddian.

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