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Inscriptions of Morena - Sheopur: Material for The History of Gopadri Region

Arvind Kumar Singh (Author) Navneet Kumar Jain (Author)

Inscriptions are undoubtedly the primary source of information for the chronological reconstruction of all the aspects of Indian History. Present study on the Morena and Sheopur inscriptions is an endeavor  to bring together and study over five hundred published and unpublished inscriptions, with text in Roman script having international dialectic system and arranged in Chronological order, along with analytically classified data in each inscription and general introduction makes  the book a corpus of the inscriptions of Morena-Sheopur Districts. The historic account are given from the viewpoint of an understanding of the content of epigraphic evidences and ferreting out material for the rulers and the beneficiaries, royal personages, administrator, administrative terms, trade and commerce, religious persuasion, bhattarakas, sravakas, poets, scribes, engravers, as well as the occasion and purpose of the grants, year and other astronomical account, construction or renovation of temples, installation of  images, digging or renovation of tanks or wells, lanting of gardens, memoirs of the deceased persons, topographical details , evolution of languages and scripts, etc. A treatise of facts dovetailed with inscriptive narratives from historic accounts  this book tries to uncover the time and glory of the region that history books mostly left out of its narrative. The present volume brings to light all the available information on the historical and archival records of Morena-Sheopur inscriptions. Together with  the data which has been assimilated by experts in the field of epigraphy , history, its  interpretation in terms of reconstruction of the regional landscape adds further value to this study. The documentation  and detailed study of the inscriptions compiled in this book would certainly be useful to the historians and researchers of political and cultural studies, especially for those who are intrested in the local history of Gopadri Region (Northern Madhya Pradesh). The  discussion and synthesis of the collected information from the region has been weaved in a way that will provide an interesting and thought-provoking reading to the scholars.  

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About the author

Arvind Kumar Singh

Arvind Kumar Singh spent his early life in the spiritual ambience of Bodh-Gaya. He received his schooling their. He did his Graduation in History (Hons.) from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. He did his M.A. & M.Phil. from Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi. He was awarded Ph.D. degree of University of Delhi. He has presented his research papers at the National and International Conferences. Currently he is teaching at the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi.

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Title Inscriptions of Morena - Sheopur: Material for The History of Gopadri Region
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789388789066
length 450p., 198 colour plates; 28cm.