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Studies in Indian Epigraphy: Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India ( In 33 Volumes)

Z A Desai (Author) Ors. (Editor)
Synopsis Thousands of inscriptions have been copied over a period of more than 100 years from different parts of India. Inscription serves as the important source material for the reconstruction of history. Coping new inscriptions is a desideratum on the one hand, they also reveal new information for further research on the other. The Epigraphical Society of India has been established with an idea to provide a forum to bring out fresh information and epigraphical discoveries made in different parts of the country. The Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India will provide plenty of information, if judiously utilized, to reconstruct our past. The volumes published so far are of a considerable value and guide the epigraphists to understand the various aspects of Indian history. It deals with new inscriptions and re-editing of the known texts of inscriptions, various aspects like political history, socio-cultural history, chronology, literary values, palaeographical study and so on. These volumes will be very useful for the epigraphists, archaeologists, historians, linguists and will be an asset to the libraries and research institutions.
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About the author

Z A Desai

Dr. Ziyaud-Din Abdul-Hayy Desai (b. 18 May 1925) has had an exceptionally brilliant career throughout topping the list of successful candidates at the B.A. and M.A. examinations of the undivided Bombay University. After teaching Persian at university level for about six years, he joined the Archaeological Survey of India as the head of its Perso-Arabic epigraphy section in 1953 and finally retired as Director (Epigraphy) after a distinguished career of three decades. He is currently engaged in the History of Shah Jahan in the words of his court historians.

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Title Studies in Indian Epigraphy: Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India ( In 33 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818506668X, 9788185066684
length 5340+p., 695 B/w Plates; 27cm.