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Numismatics

Coins and icons: Vaishnava imagery on Indian coins

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Shailendra Bhandare
Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 - 16:00
Location: 

Shailendra Bhandare from the Ashmolean Museum speaks on "Coins and Icons: Vaishnava Imagery on Indian Coins"

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Shailendra

Temple Sponsorship and Money Use in Early Medieval Deccan

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Conference 2007
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Shailendra Bhandare
Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 15:45
Location: 

Session 3 of the 2007 Shivdasani Conference.

 
The early medieval period (c. 600 – 1200 AD) witnessed a tremendous boom in temple construction all over the Deccan. Imperial and feudatory houses such as the Rashtrakutas, the Chalukyas, the Kalachuris, the Shilaharas and the Yadavas patronised varied religious sects and endowed shrines, temples and monasteries. The main source of information are the copper plate charters, which contain a host of information about various modalities of the endowments, a prominent component of which concerns money.
 
This paper will address select instances
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Shailendra

Money of the Gods: The Religious Tokens of India

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Conference 2007
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Sanjay Garg
Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 15:15
Location: 

Session 6 of the 2007 Shivdasani Conference. 

 
Numismatics and archaeology have always had a close relationship. Still in the study of archaeology and archaeological concepts, the discipline of numismatics is often relegated to a secondary importance. Though the use of religious tokens in India is not embedded in antiquity, it forms a part of the living traditions. The paper aims at consolidating numismatic research done so far on this topic and analyse this data in the context of other archaeological remains such as monuments and sculptures as well as religious texts.
 
It also seeks to
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Sanjay

Telling the World: Exploring the Cultural and Intellectual Agenda of the Sanskrit Mahabharata

Lecture Type: 
Majewski Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr James Hegarty
Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2011 -
17:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute

In this lecture, I explore the form and function of the Sanskrit Mahabharata. I take up features of its design, its explicit statements about itself and its most prominent themes in order to make some suggestions as to what the Mahabharata sought to do, culturally and intellectually,in early South Asian society. I combine this with an analysis of the presence of the Mahabharata in select literary and epigraphical sources of the first millennium in order to explore the impact of the text from Guptan north India to Kerala and Kashmir.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr James