Pratnakirti: Recent Studies in Indian Epigraphy, History, Archaeology and Art (Essays in Honour of Prof. Shrinivas Ritti) (Set of 2 Volumes)

Pratnakirti: Recent Studies in Indian Epigraphy, History, Archaeology and Art (Essays in Honour of Prof. Shrinivas Ritti) (Set of 2 Volumes)

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Book Specification

Item Code: UAN364
Author: Shrinivas V. Padigar & V. Shivananda
Publisher: Agam Kala Prakashan, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788173201196
Pages: 754 (Throughout B/w Illustrations)
Other Details 11.00 X 9.00 inch
Weight 2.54 kg

Book Description

About The Book

Pramakirtis collection of articles on Indian Epigraphy, History, Archaeology and Art. This festschrif containing 88 articles covering a wide range of subjects is brought out in honour of Dr. Rinti, the well-known Sanskritist and Indologist of the post independence period.
The first volume is devoted exclusively to papers on Epigraphy, the chosen field of Dr. Ritt. The articles range in study from carly Brahmi inscriptions to those of late Vijayanagar period.
The second volume contains papers on general historical themes ranging from those pertaining to imperial Guptas to Post-Vijayanagara. However, monotony is avoided because the topics are as diverse as maritime studies, carly cave temples, sufi-saints to village deities: There are papers on Iconography, Art, Archaeology and Numismatics also.
These volumes are useful to the Indologists. Epigraphists and Archaeologists.

About the Author

Dr. Shrinivas H. Ritti (b. 8 June 1929) had his B.A. Degree in 1950 4 from the Karnatak College. Dharwad, with Sanskrit and Kannada as subjects. He did his post graduation in 1952 from the Karnatak University, Dharwad, with Sanskrit and Prakrit as electives. He first served in the Legal Department of the Government of Bombay (1953-55) and later on joined the Office of the Government Epigraphist of India, Ootacamund as Epigraphical Assistant (1955-64). Meanwhile with The Seunas as theme of research, he obtained hist Ph.D. Degree in 1964 under the guidance of Dr. P.B. Desai, the veteran epigraphist and historian of Karnataka. He joined the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, renamed later as Ancient Indian History and Epigraphy, in the Karnatak University, where he served first as Lecturer (1964 68) and later as Reader (1968-70) and Professor (1970-89). He was the Head of that Department from 1970 to 1987. As a teacher, he was loved by all. His contribution to research in History and Epigraphy of Karnataka has been seminal. Even after superannuation, he has continued to engage in epigraphical studies and research Apart from several scholarly papers and books on history, literature and epigraphy, he has produced volumes of inscriptions from Nanded. Sholapur, and Kolhapur, revised the Epigraphia Carnatica Vol. XXIV, and brought out several volumes of Inscriptions of Vijayanagara Rulers, published by the ICHR. Residing at "Bharati", 15 Cross, Navodayanagar. Dharwad-580003, he is still engaged in serious research His students, associates, friends and well wishers offer this scholarly collection of essays, Pratnakirti, as a tribute to this savant.
Dr. Shrinivas V. Padigar (b. 1952) procured a first class Master's Degree in Ancient Indian History and Epigraphy of the Karnatak University, Dharwad with the First Rank and Gold Medal and joined the Archaeological Survey of India in 1979. After a short stint as Technical Assistant in Delhi and Badami, he joined as Lecturer in the Department of Ancient Indian History and Epigraphy of the Karnatak University (1984), and later on became Reader (1996) and Professor (2004). He has been heading that Department since 1999. He has been the CWIT Visiting Fellow in the History of Art. University of Edinburgh, UK. His works include Introduction to Archaeology, Studies in Indian Inscriptions and Vishnu Cult in Karnataka. His volume of Inscriptions of the Calukvas of Badami was published by the ICHR in 2010.

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