ABOUT THE BOOK : The interested world of scholars is sure to receive with gratitude this latest work from the erudite pen of Prof. D.C. Sircar who has opened for us new vistas in the study of Indian antiquities. Prof. Sircar’s Indian Epigraphical Glossary, characterized by a wide sweep of vision based on a meticulous attention to details, is a contribution of the utmost importance. Here one finds an embarrass de richesses in a comprehensive dictionary of technical expressions found in documents embracing nearly 2000 years in time and the entire Indian sub-continent in space and written in a variety of languages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR : D. C. Sircar (1907-1984) was an epigraphist, historian, numismatist and folklorist, known particularly for his work deciphering inscriptions in India and Bangladesh. He was the Chief Epigraphist, Archaeological Survey of India (1949-1962); Carmichael Professor of Ancient Indian History and Culture, University of Calcutta, (1962-1972) and the General President of the Indian History Congress. In 1972, Sircar was awarded the Sir William Jones Memorial Plaque.