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Early Indian Symbols: Numismatic Evidence

Savita Sharma (Author)

Art and Religion are two characteristic manifestations of any civilization and a study of these aspects is in fact a real peep in the life of the people and society, both in time and space. Symbols have always represented an important and revealing expression of Art and Beliefs. These continue to do so even now. In the Indian context, the symbols are usually assigned specific sectarian affiliations but the present study shows that it is not always so as the symbols have different contextual meaning and transce-dental character. An endeavour has been made in the book "Early Indian Symbols : Numismatic Evidences" to make a detailed study and critical assessment of the origin and development of some of the important symbols, such as, Surya, Svastika, Chakra, Srivatsa etc. While Numismatic evidences have been thoroughly examined, other archaeological materials and literary sources have also been referred to in support of the book. The development of forms of different symbols have been classified and shown through charts and tables. The inclusion of some of the anthropomorphic forms of early Indian and foreign deities have further added to the value of this book. In view of its scientific presentation based on intensive analysis, the book is an important and significant contribution in the. field of Indian history and culture in all its wider ramifications.

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About the author

Savita Sharma

Dr. Savita Sharma is well known for her wide and in depth studies in the field of Indian Numismatics. An alumna of Banaras Hindu University, where Late Prof. A. S, Altekar founded the Numismatics Society of India laying the foundation of serious researches in this area of historical sources, the author did her Ph.D. in 1985.

She chose an interdisciplinary topic to explore the impact of art and religion in the society on the basis of symbols on coins and seals etc. She has been contributing regularly articles and research papers in various journals and other volumes. She is presently involved in editing Dr. Parmeshwari Lal Gupta Felicitation Volume aldbg with Dr. W. D. Mac Dowell of U. K. A Fellow of Royal Numismatics Society, London (U. K.)

Dr. Savita Sharma has visited Sri Lanka, Indonesia and U. K. in connection with her academic pursuits. She is presently On curatorial staff of Bharat Kala Bhavan (a renouned museum of art and archaeology) Banaras Hindu University and is in charge of its huge coins collection.

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Title Early Indian Symbols: Numismatic Evidence
Author Savita Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.07.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173201851
length xix+271+58p., xxvii Pages of Plates; Illustrations Black and White; 29cm.