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Author: T Desikachari
Publisher: Asian Educational Services
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120601556
FROM AUTHOR'S FOREWORD:
The study of South Indian numismatics is a fascinating one opening up a long succession of events to be remembered and anticipated, the vicissitudes of the history of the Peninsula of India South of the Vindhyas for over two thousand years. From the time that I read my first paper before the Madras Literary Society in 1888, I read my first paper before the Madras Literary Society in 1888, I have been speaking or writing on south Indian Coins.
The limited number of copies of my contributions to learned Societies or Journals has become exhausted-for year after year those who have done me the honour of visiting me and seeing my coins have been given copies of whatever I had written on the relics of a forgotten coinage illustrating South Indian history. The call came for these being collected and printed in the form of a book so that my early efforts in this still vast and unexplored field of research might be made available to students interested in south Indian Coins.
There are many departments of Numismatic interest in my coin Register still requiring scholarly treatment; but many preoccupations, unrelated to scholarly pursuits, did latterly so obsess me as to neglect the publication of my notes that I sometimes thought that they could be published but posthumously. Still I hope, the span of life allotted to me permitting its being done, to complete the work if at least demonstrate that there is yet a great deal to be done for our reading and understanding properly the history of the Dravida Desam from inscriptions and coins.
The sole object of the present reprint of my papers, articles and notes on South Indian Coins is but to instill an enthusiasm and promote a keen desire for the reconstruction of South Indian history on the basis of such evidence as is real and not on materials as are based on mere tradition and imagination.
Proceedings of the Madras Literary Society
South Indian Epigraphy and Numismatics Andhras-Pallavas
The Chalukyas and their Coinage
The Cholas and their Coinage
The Coins of Vijaiyanagar
The Coins of Malabaar
Notes on the Indo-Dutch Coinage
The Pallavas and Their Coinage
List of Pallava Coins in the Cabinet of T M Rangachari and T Desikachari
List of Pallava Coins in the Government Central Museum, Madras, and in the Cabinet of Dr J R Henderson
Dravidian Coins by Dewan Bahadur T M Rangachari, B A, and Dewan Bahadur T Desikachari, B A, BL, MRAS
List of Pandiyan Coins
List of Chola Coins
Some inedited Coins of the Kings of Vijayanagara by T M Rangachari, B a and T Desikachari, B A B L
Indo-Danish Coins by t M Rangachari and T Desikachari
Six plates-Illustrating Pandyan and Chola Coins in lists on pages 167-185