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History and Culture of Tamil Nadu: Vol. 2: As Gleaned from the Sanskrit Inscriptions (c. 1310 – c.1885 AD)

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A comprehensive work on chaste Sanskrit inscriptions of ancient Tamil Nadu, under Pallavas, Pandyas, Colas and their vassals; focusing on the then prevalent socio-economic, literary, religio-cultural and adminstrative paradigms. A valuable contribution to the field of epigraphy and history of Tamil Nadu.

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ISBN 13 9788124603697
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 198
Edition 2nd
Release Year 2019
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author Chithra Madhavan
Category History & Archaeology   Ever Green Shelf Life  
Weight 500.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

Product Details

Epigraphy, or the study of inscriptions, has played a very important role in reconstructing the history of India. Tamil Nadu in particular has a very large number of epigraphs, which have been of immense help to historians in writing about the history of the Tamil country. The majority of these inscriptions are written in Tamil. However, beginning from the sixth century ad, a large number of inscriptions, both lithic and copper-plate grants came to be composed in Sanskrit as well. Some of these epigraphs are wholly in Sanskrit while some, especially the copper-plate inscriptions, are bi-lingual, with the first or prashasti portion in chaste Sanskrit and the second or operative part of the record being in Tamil.