Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Salomon, Richard. — Indian epigraphy: a guide to the study of inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and the . RICHARD SALOMON: Indian epigraphy: a guide to the study of inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and the other Indo-Aryan languages. xxi, pp. New York. Richard G. Salomon. Indian Epigraphy. A Guide to the Study of Inscriptions in the Indo-Aryan Languages. New York: Oxford University Press,

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Though together the evidence relating to the evolu- the author’s disclaimers to some extent absolve tion of diverse forms of middle-Indo-Aryan him of epigraphh omission, the work as a whole at Prakrits, through epigraphical hybrid Sanskrit times suffers from the absence of south Indian to the final emergence of Sanskrit as a ubiquit- epigraphy, not so much in its presentation of ous epigraphical medium by the fifth century.

The languages of Indian inscriptions, including book’s strengths lie in its judicious and well- Prakrits, mixed epigrapby hybrid dialects, Sanskrit, the documented handling rlchard contentious issues in ‘New Indo-Aryan languages’, and a short the interpretation of early Indian epigraphy section salpmon the non Indo-Aryan languages.

For example, those of us who facsimile, including endorsements where these have always imagined the life of an Ottoman exist, a full catalogue raisonne summarizing their contents, with the complete text in garrison soldier to have been utterly miserable, transliteration and translation of a representat- find our suspicions confirmed in the table where ive document of each type. Salomon covers the Hindi manuscripts of nirgun bhakti texts which This content downloaded from The work also has Schwarz shows the delays in the government a full introduction which describes the charac- ordering payment and the troops actually teristics of each document type, and draws receiving the money.

The only drawback is the brief subcontinent. He synthesizes the debates admirably, tions containing both primary sources-pub- inian due emphasis on the important lished inscriptions–and secondary material work of recent scholars, most notably that of regarding the study of epigraphy.


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Here Salomon reviews techniques to map the intensity of transactional the major types and forms of epigraphs– networks and activity spaces of medieval donative, memorial, eulogistic, cultic and liter- donors in Cola inscriptions by James Heitzman, ary; stone, copper-plate, and inscriptions on are left out of the discussion on the uses of other materials.

Landmark epigraphical publications numerical notations.

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For later, less uncertain, areas of epi- graphy supersedes literary evidence in the graphic study it remains packed full of valuable reconstruction of the linguistic study of the information.

Click here to sign up. He presents this material in such a way as to make it useful not only to Indologists but also non-specialists, including persons working in other aspects of Indian or South Asian studies, as well as scholars of epigraphy and ancient history and culture in other regions of the world.

Klaus Schwarz died before he could com- process of administration in appointing and paying soldiers, whether they were fief-holding plete the work, and Claudia Rdmer undertook to edit the Nachlass.

On the basis of his documents, Schwarz gives a very clear III. Richard Salomon surveys the entire corpus of Indo-Aryan inscriptions in terms of their contents, languages, scripts, and historical and cultural significance.

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He then presents a general inscriptions in the study of history. Trivia About Indian Epigraphy Lists with This Book. The inscriptions are written, for the most part, in the Brahmi and Kharosthi scripts and their many varieties and derivatives. Following the bhakti poets of North India.


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Oxford University Press is a department of the University sqlomon Oxford. The inscriptions, like the statistical analysis of fourth chapter presents typological, material names in Cola inscriptions by Karashima, and chronological surveys of inscriptions in Subbarayalu and Matsui or the use of modelling Indo-Aryan languages.

Richard Salomon surveys the entire corpus of Indo-Aryan inscriptions in terms of their contents, languages, scripts, and historical and cultural significance.

Aishwarya rated it liked it Aug 22, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Such geochronological survey of important inscrip- studies, along with others using the south tions, beginning with the Mauryan india and Indiwn material, have become so important continuing through Sufiga times, the period that it is difficult to imagine the field of of the Indo-Greeks and Sakas, as well as the epigraphy without them.

It reviews these scripts, but their development in relation the use of inscriptions for the study of political to epigraphy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nav rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Inscriptional materials are of particular importance for the study of the Indian aalomon, constituting the most detailed and accurate historical and chronological data for nearly all aspects of traditional Indian culture in ancient and medieval times. In one case inthis conclusions from their contents about the was 13 years and 9 months.

Schwarz’s useful analysis of the epigraphh Istanbul, and represent various genres: Jahnabi marked it as to-read Apr 12, Then follows a useful chapter on methods of studying inscriptions. In the end, however, what makes to grant increases in salaries and fief-holdings, and other miscellaneous documents.