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Socio - Religious & Cultural Study of the Ancient Indian Coins

Swati Chakraborty (Author)

The Present work strives to reflect-through the prisms of numismatical sources-the forces at work in the fields of religion, society, art and culture during the pre-Christian and post-Christian period upto the end of the rule of the Gupta Kings in Northern India. It also delves into the epigraphic, literary and other sources as and when necessary.

The first chapter contains a history of coinage, the evolution of coins right from the early crude pieces to artistic Gupta coins, to coins of alien rulers and a large range of silver and copper cast variety. The second records the manifestations on coins of different religious traditions held sacred during different periods. While the third attempts to highlight social growth, the fourth accommodates an interpretation of the artistic impulses of those times. The fifth and the concluding chapter is as much a homage to as a retrospective study of the cultural past of India.

No facet of study has been left unexplored in this tantalizing study of facets of coins.

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About the author

Swati Chakraborty

Dr. Swati Chakraborty (born 1952) is a practing advocate at the Calcutta High Court. Apart from Law, she has developed keen interest in History, Literature, Philosophy and Art which led her to write the present book on Coins. Besides she has written books on the Law of Equality in India and is going to submit her post-Doctoral Thesis on 'Judicial System in Ancient India'.

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Bibliographic information

Title Socio - Religious & Cultural Study of the Ancient Indian Coins
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.07.2013
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350501047
length xvi+394p., 23cm.