Overview for History and Coinage of the Rashtrakutas
For long, no coins were known or, more correctly, identified of the Rashtrakutas, one of the most powerful dynasties of early medieval Deccan. While this was an enigma for many, others like the proponents of the theories of feudalism and paucity of coins in early medieval India used this to support their arguments. It was only in 1996 that the first Rashtrakuta coins were conclusively identified, and since then many a types of Rashtrakuta coins have come to light in the public domain and private collections. It was therefore a desideratum that a catalogue of the coins of this important dynasty be published. IIRNS Publications LLP is therefore happy to announce the release of the book entitled History andCoinage of the Rashtrakutas by Gautam Jantakal, Bhushan Kapadia & Prakash Jinjuvaidya. This book not only compiles and catalogues all the known varieties of Rashtrakuta coins, it also gives a brief account of the various aspects of Rashtrakuta history, usage of coin terms in Rashtrakuta inscriptions.