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Coins in India: Power and Communication (Hardcover)

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This book focuses on the socio-cultural connotations of coinage in terms of power, authority, and rule legitimization. Coins function as money because the users share cultural parameters regarding their value and acceptability. Indian coinage design reflects the intricate interdependence of religious expression, personal adornment and rule legitimacy. Coins provide insights into political power and authority, while archaeological excavations, hoards, and stupa deposits place coin-finds within a larger cultural milieu. The contributors discuss this tradition from the perspectives of history and numismatic studies.Himanshu Prabha Ray has degrees in archaeology, Sanskrit, and ancient Indian history and teaches at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


Publisher Marg Publications
Mfg Part# 9788185026732
SKU 202726332
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 8185026734
Release Date 7/30/2006
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