Author: Sanjay GargPublisher: Rahul Publishing HouseYear: 1997Language: EnglishPages: 437ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
Essays presented in this volume cover various aspects of medieval Indian history - from the Sultans of Delhi to the East India Company. Coins play an important role in the development of mankind. After serving their role as currency in their respective periods, they assume a new character as a reliable and unbiased source of history.The importance of coins as a source for ancient Indian historiography has long been realized by the historians. However, for medieval Indian historiography the numismatic evidence provided by the coins have so far not achieved its due position - a fact underlined through the writings of Dr. Parmeshwari Lal Gupta - the world renowned doyen of Indian numismatics. This volume will command the interest of historians, numismatics, coin-collector and the students of Indian History in general.Dr. Parmehswari LaL Gupta was the Founder-Director of the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, Nasik. His academic contributions range from archaeology, history, epigraphy, paleography, Regilography, Sociology, Law, Popular Science, Hindi Literature and Linguistics.THE EDITOR:Sanjay Garg had his early lessons in numismatics from Dr. Parmehshwari Lal Gupta at the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, Nasik. His published works include The Coins of Dal Khalsa and Lahore Darbar. He is at present an Assistant Director of Archives in the National Archives of India, New Delhi.