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The Development of Imperial Gupta Brahmi Script

Anupama Srivastava (Author) T.P. Verma (Editor)
Synopsis The palaeographic study of the script used in North India during the period of imperial Guptas is the subject matter of the present work. This script was derived from the Brahmi script used in the majority of the edicts of Asoka and developed during the later seven centuries. Three sections are identified for the study. Inscriptions on stone, terracottas and copper-plates from the major section. Coin legends have been treated separately. Similarly the numerals have also been given separate treatment. The text contains the background tracing the developmental stages of Brahmi script from the time of Asoka; inscriptions from, North Indian style : Kausambi region' Eastern Indian style" region of Bengal and Bihar; Western style : Mathura region; Malwa style : Madhya Bharata; and also script on coins and numerals. As regards the arrangement of plates the method evolved by Dr. T.P. Verma (B.H.U.) has been followed.
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About the author

T.P. Verma

Prof. T.P. Verma (Retired) served as Reader in the Banaras Hindu University and as Professor in the Gurukul Kangari University. He also served as Principal in the DAV Degree College, Varanasi. Dr. Verma produced 18 Ph.D. students. He is the author of more than a dozen books and over a hundred research articles. He is a reputed palaeographist and has developed a new system of preparing palaeographic tables, working on the time of which more than half a dozen scholars obtained their Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He was the General Secretary of the Numismatic Society of India and edited the Journal of the Society for 10 years and was its Chief Editor for 3 years. He also edited 6 volumes of the Journal of the Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalan Samiti, Uttar Pradesh. He edited the first volume of Sri Ram Visvakosa. Dr. Verma is associated with more than a dozen academic Societies and many social organizations.

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Title The Development of Imperial Gupta Brahmi Script
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818520568X
length xxviii+92p., Plates; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.