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Methodology of Epigraphical Studies and History Writing

 
Sita Ram Dube (Editor)
Synopsis History is the mirror of the past and inscriptions are one of the best medium to reflect the past in it. Engraved and scratched hard objects with all components like script, contents and used object for engraving are called ‘Inscriptions’ and discipline of the composite studies of all these subjects is called ‘Epigraphy’. Decipherment of inscribed script & historical explanations of deciphered contents has long procedure and its own special methods. These had been many changes and improvements in epigraphical studies to make it more and more useful in history writing. Due to their utility in explaining historical perspectives epigraphs and epigraphical studies are very popular discipline of study among historians. Therefore, to discuss the trends and methodology of epigraphical studies, survey, preservation, nature and typology of inscriptions, limitations and problems of epigraphs and epigraphical studies in the light of other sources of history, and to evaluate the epigraphical evidences as a source of different perspectives of history etc., a national seminar entitled, ‘Methods of Epigraphical Studies and History writing’, was organized. This book is divided into two volumes, i.e., I in English and II in Hindi is the published form of the presented papers in the same. There are 20 research papers with presidential address in volume I and 28 in volume II.
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About the author

Sita Ram Dube

Dr. Sita Ram Dubey (b. 1-9-1956) have obtained his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. ICHR’s (New Delhi) Post Doctoral fellowship awarded on ‘An Archaeological Study of Buddhist Centres of North India with special reference to the development of Buddhist order’. Specialization: (i) Society and Religion (with special reference to the early Buddhist religion and society), (ii) palaeography, (iii) Epigraphy and (iv) Numismatics. Published Books: (i) Bauddhasangha ka Prarambhika Vikasa (Hindi), (ii) Bauddhayugeen Bharata (Edited) Seminar Proceedings, (iii) Contemporary Historiography: Methodology and trends (Edited Seminar Proceedings). Archaeological explorations of Bilaspur, Rajanandgaon, Raipur and Durg Districts of Chhatisgarha and Neemuch and Mandsaur District of M.P. Participated and presented papers in National and International Seminars, Delivered lectures as a resource person to the participants of Refresher Courses. Lectures in Allahabad Uiniversity, under visiting fellow Professor scheme. Seminar Organised on ‘Bauddha Yugeen Bharat’ Contemporary Historiography: Methodology and trends’, ‘Methodology of Epigraphical Studies and History-writing. Study on UGCs Minor Research Project on ‘Kalchuri abhilekhon Ka Samskritika Addhyayana’ and ‘Prachina Bharata Ki Maudrika Vikas Yatra Ka Aitihasika Addhyayana. Involved in decipherment and historical study of deciphered contents of newly found unpublished inscription and seal sealings. Taught as lecturer in Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology Department. Dr. Hari Singh Gour University Sougor (M.P.). Presently Reader in School of Studies in Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology, Vikram University, Ujjain M.P.

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Title Methodology of Epigraphical Studies and History Writing
Author Sita Ram Dube
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pratibha Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8177020803
length xviii+150p., B/w Plates; References; 25cm.
Subjects History