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Dictionary of Social Economic and Administrative Terms in South Indian Inscriptions, Volume I

K.V. Ramesh (Author)

This is the first (A-D) of a six-volume dictionary on social, economic, and administrative terms used in south Indian inscriptions, both published and unpublished. Apart from covering all four major south Indian languages-Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam-it also refers to Sanskrit and Prakrit inscriptions. The entries provide information on several aspects of south Indian history-agriculture, industry, manufacturing, mines, arts and crafts, trade and commerce, cattle, irrigation, land revenue, peasants, social castes and communities, servants and slaves, local govt, property, professions, religion and gods, rites and rituals, health and medicine, geography, and wildlife.

This book will be indispensible for scholars, students, and teachers of south Indian history and archaeology.

Special Features: Covers all major south Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, apart from Sanskrit, and Prakrit. Refers to published as well as unpublished inscriptions. A co-publication with the ICHR. Entries on all aspects of south Indian society, administration, religion, economy, geography, and wildlife.

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About the author

K.V. Ramesh

K.V. Ramesh (b. 1935) joined the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India in 1956 and has eversince been engaged in epigraphical and historical research. Besides contributing a large number of research papers for various seminars and journals, he has authored two books in English, 'A history of South Kanara' and 'Jain Literature in Tamil' and three more books in Kannada. His 'Corpus of Western Ganga Inscriptions', being published by the ICHR and his other work 'The Vatapi Chalukyas' are now in the Press. He visited Bulgaria in 1982 on cultural Exchange and Japan in 1983 as an invitee to the XXXI Internationa Converence on Human Sciences in Asia and North Africa. He is presently holding the office of Director in the Archaeological Survey of India and is one of the Founder Members and a former Secretary and Executive Editor of the Epigraphical Society of India. He is also one of the Vice Presidents of the Place Names Society of India. Dr. Ramesh, who has the advantage of knowing, besides Sanskrit, all the South Indian languages, is currently the Editor of the Epigraphia Indica in his capacity as Director, Epigraphy.

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Title Dictionary of Social Economic and Administrative Terms in South Indian Inscriptions, Volume I
Author K.V. Ramesh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.05.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780198080152
length 392p.