Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Imperial Gupta Epigraphs (An Old and Rare Book)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Imperial Gupta Epigraphs (An Old and Rare Book)
Pages from the book
Imperial Gupta Epigraphs (An Old and Rare Book)
Look Inside the Book
Description
About the Book

The present work forms the tenth volume of an ambitious project of publishing all the important ancient Indian epigraphical records in twenty volumes, each containing carefully deciphered and critically edited text, with useful notes and full illustrations. The author has spared no pains in preparing this volume of great historical and epigraphical value. In each case, the preserved Sanskrit text of the inscription has been carefully examined and given as incorporating the emendations and suggestions by various earlier scholars. Bringing the work quite up-to-date and also including about half a dozen records not published or' popularized earlier, the author has given highly valuable and enlightening suggestions, improving the readings as well as meanings, and has even solved some old outstanding problems. He has brought out a very reliable text and in all cases of disputed readings and interpretations his viewpoint is indeed thorough and justified.

The plates accompanying the volume include almost each and every inscription and they are very useful, being excellently reproduced.

 

About the Author

Dr. P. K. Agrawala is a well-known scholar of Indology working as a University Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology of the Banaras Hindu University, Varansi. His special field of investigation is Ancient Indian Art, Iconography and Religious thought.

 

Foreword

The Gupta Period is supposed to be the golden period of the history of India in more senses than one. Literally also it is the golden period, because thousands of gold coins of this period, belonging mainly to some of the Gupta Emperors, have been discovered. They are kept in the museums at Calcutta, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, New Delhi, etc., and also in some private collections, in India and abroad.

A hundred years or so ago, very little was known of their genuine history. With the publication of Sir John Faithful Fleet in 1888 an outline of their history became known. It contained some stone inscriptions belonging to a few Gupta rulers. Later on quite a number of fresh discoveries, of both stone inscriptions and gold coins, were made. As a result thereof, the history of that period was amplified and to 'some extent modified as well. This will be apparent from the revised and enlarged volume of the Gupta inscriptions.

Epigraphy is supposed to be the life-blood of history. And it is best exemplified by the Gupta inscriptions. Their publications are mainly in the English language. Now that Hindi has become the national language of India and is widely known by the common people in India, there was a dire need of publicising those inscriptions in Devanagari. Luckily this need has been amply fulfilled by Dr. P. K. Agrawala by this Guptadhirajalekhamandala. He is to be congratulated for this enterprise.

 




Sample Pages
















Imperial Gupta Epigraphs (An Old and Rare Book)

Item Code:
NAL028
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1983
Publisher:
Language:
Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Size:
11.0 inch X 9.0 inch
Pages:
190 (62 B/W Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 685 gms
Price:
$40.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Imperial Gupta Epigraphs (An Old and Rare Book)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 2628 times since 20th Oct, 2018
About the Book

The present work forms the tenth volume of an ambitious project of publishing all the important ancient Indian epigraphical records in twenty volumes, each containing carefully deciphered and critically edited text, with useful notes and full illustrations. The author has spared no pains in preparing this volume of great historical and epigraphical value. In each case, the preserved Sanskrit text of the inscription has been carefully examined and given as incorporating the emendations and suggestions by various earlier scholars. Bringing the work quite up-to-date and also including about half a dozen records not published or' popularized earlier, the author has given highly valuable and enlightening suggestions, improving the readings as well as meanings, and has even solved some old outstanding problems. He has brought out a very reliable text and in all cases of disputed readings and interpretations his viewpoint is indeed thorough and justified.

The plates accompanying the volume include almost each and every inscription and they are very useful, being excellently reproduced.

 

About the Author

Dr. P. K. Agrawala is a well-known scholar of Indology working as a University Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology of the Banaras Hindu University, Varansi. His special field of investigation is Ancient Indian Art, Iconography and Religious thought.

 

Foreword

The Gupta Period is supposed to be the golden period of the history of India in more senses than one. Literally also it is the golden period, because thousands of gold coins of this period, belonging mainly to some of the Gupta Emperors, have been discovered. They are kept in the museums at Calcutta, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, New Delhi, etc., and also in some private collections, in India and abroad.

A hundred years or so ago, very little was known of their genuine history. With the publication of Sir John Faithful Fleet in 1888 an outline of their history became known. It contained some stone inscriptions belonging to a few Gupta rulers. Later on quite a number of fresh discoveries, of both stone inscriptions and gold coins, were made. As a result thereof, the history of that period was amplified and to 'some extent modified as well. This will be apparent from the revised and enlarged volume of the Gupta inscriptions.

Epigraphy is supposed to be the life-blood of history. And it is best exemplified by the Gupta inscriptions. Their publications are mainly in the English language. Now that Hindi has become the national language of India and is widely known by the common people in India, there was a dire need of publicising those inscriptions in Devanagari. Luckily this need has been amply fulfilled by Dr. P. K. Agrawala by this Guptadhirajalekhamandala. He is to be congratulated for this enterprise.

 




Sample Pages
















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Imperial Gupta Epigraphs (An Old and Rare Book) (History | Books)

The Imperial Guptas and Their Times
by D.K. Ganguly
Hardcover (Edition: 1987)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDK714
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Imperial Guptas (A Multidisciplinary Political Study)
by S.R. Goyal
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Kusumanjali Book World, Jodhpur
Item Code: IDJ496
$65.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Imperial Guptas A Political History
by Kiran Kumar Thaplyal
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: NAC955
$85.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Gupta Empire
Item Code: IDJ756
$32.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Monolithic Pillars of The Gupta Period
Item Code: NAL701
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Vakataka-Gupta Age
Item Code: IDK441
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Political History of Ancient India (From the Accession of Parikshit to the Extinction of the Gupta Dynasty)
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: NAG682
$36.00$32.40
You save: $3.60 (10%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Gupta Administration (An Old and Rare Book)
by Dr. B.N. Puri
Hardcover (Edition: 1990)
B.R. Publishing Corporation
Item Code: NAL807
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shah Alam II and His Court
by Pratul C. Gupta
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
The Asiatic Society
Item Code: NAB801
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hampi: Discover the Splendours of Vijayanagar
by Subhadra Sen Gupta
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAC427
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Flag, A Song and A Pinch of Salt: Freedom Fighters of India
by Subhadra Sen Gupta
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Penguin Books India
Item Code: IHL384
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Fatehpur Sikri (Akbar's Magnificent City on a Hill)
by Subhadra Sen Gupta
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAK050
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Good to be back! Timeless classics available only here, indeed.
Allison, USA
I am so glad I came across your website! Oceans of Grace.
Aimee, USA
I got the book today, and I appreciate the excellent service. I am 82, and I am trying to learn Sanskrit till I can speak and write well in this superb language.
Dr. Sundararajan
Wonderful service and excellent items. Always sent safely and arrive in good order. Very happy with firm.
Dr. Janice, Australia
Thank you. I purchased some books from you in the past and was so pleased by the care with which they were packaged. It's good to find a bookseller who loves books.
Ginger, USA
नमास्कार परदेस में रहने वाले भारतीयों को अपनी सभ्यता व संकृति से जुड़े रहने का माध्यम प्रदान करने हेतु, मैं आपका अभिनंदन करती हूँ| धन्यवाद
Ankita, USA
Namaste, This painting was delivered a little while ago. The entire package was soaking wet inside and out. But because of the extra special care you took to protect it, the painting itself is not damaged. It is beautiful, and I am very happy to have it. But all is well now, and I am relieved. Thank you!
Janice, USA
I am writing to convey my gratitude in the service that you have provided me. We received the painting of the 10 gurus by Anup Gomay on the 2nd January 2019 and the painting was packaged very well. I am happy to say that the recipient of the gift was very very happy! The painting is truly stunning and spectacular in real life! Thank you once again for all your help that you provided.
Mrs. Prabha, United Kingdom
I am writing to relay my compliments of the excellent services provided by exoticindia. The books are in great condition! I was not expecting a speedy delivery. Will definitely return to order more books.
Dr. Jamuna, New Zealand
I just received my powder pink wool shawl. It is beautiful. I bought it to wear over my dress at my son's wedding this coming Spring & it will be perfect if it's chilly in the garden. The package came very promptly & I couldn't be more pleased.
Pamela, Canada
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India