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Age of Vikramaditya

K.C. Jain (Author) P.C. Jain (Author)
Synopsis This work is concerned with the age of Vikramaditya who is considered as the founder of the Vikrama era dated 57 B.C.

First, the author discusses the origin, settlement and migration of the Malavas. Then he examines the sources … archaeology, literature and writings of foreigners. It is followed by ancestry, early career of Vikramaditya and his era. Historicity and comparative study of Vikramaditya has been discussed. Administration, religious, social economic condition of the time of Vikramaditya have been dealt with along with art and architecture, education, literature and sciences of his time. His era has been rightly called as the golden age.

This work is written in a lucid and expressive style and is appended with bibliography and illustrations.
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About the authors

K.C. Jain

Kailash Chand Jain, born on April 21, 1930 in Maroth of Nagaur Distt., Rajasthan, completed his graduation with a scholarship from Rajasthan University in the year 1951 and his post graduation in 1953.  He attained a Doctorate (Ph. D) in 1956 and D.Lt. in 1963.  He worked in Government Maharaja College, Jaipur (1955-1963) and later served at Govt. College in Ajmer, Kishangarh and Sirohi.  Jain has been associated with Institute of Indian History and Culture, School of Ancient Studies and Research as Professor during 1979-80 and also got the senior fellowship of the Indian Council of Historical Research (1990-93).

He was also an honourary member of several academic institutions like International conference of Oriental Studies, Delhi; All India Oriental Conference; Indian History Congress; Institute of Historical Studies; Indian Numismatic Society; Epigraphical Soceity; Rajasthan History Congress; and Madhya Pradesh History Congress.

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P.C. Jain

Prof. P.C. Jain, an instinctive poet, linguist and aesthetician, began his career in 1961 as a lecturer of English literature and accomplished some outstanding research work on Hindi linguistics. Some of his poetry, short stories and a translation of Logic and the Scientific Method in two vols., too, are amongst his early publications. He then shifted to journalism and active politics, though despite busy political life he never gave up reading and writing. He edited for over two decades a Hindi daily Lokpath and contributed stories and articles to several leading news papers. He has recently written an outstanding book  - Gandhi In Stamps. Now he is contributing with Dr. Daljeet on aesthetics, Indian art and Architecture, Painting and Indian Monuments. Amongst their published works Shakuntala and Khajuraho are outstanding. Indian Gods and Goddesses, Ramayana and the IInd volume of the Monuments of India are their forthcoming publications.

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Bibliographic information

Title Age of Vikramaditya
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173200861
length xiv+194p., Tables; B/w Plates; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.