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3%OFFIravatham . Ed(S): Mahadevan - Early Tamil Epigraphy from the Earliest Times to the Sixth Century AD (Oipse) - 9780674012271 - V9780674012271
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Early Tamil Epigraphy from the Earliest Times to the Sixth Century AD (Oipse)

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Description for Early Tamil Epigraphy from the Earliest Times to the Sixth Century AD (Oipse) Hardcover. Including texts, transliteration, translation and detailed commentary, this volume presents the earliest South Indian inscriptions (circa 2nd century BC to 6th century AD), written in Tamil in local derivations of the Ashokan Brahmi script. Editor(s): Mahadevan, Iravatham. Translator(s): Mahadevan, Iravatham. Series: Harvard Oriental Series. Num Pages: 720 pages, 54 plates, 174 figures, glossary, indexes. BIC Classification: 1F; 2BRT; 3D; CFL; DQ; DSBB; GTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 286 x 219 x 49. Weight in Grams: 2540.
This book presents the earliest South Indian inscriptions (ca. second century B.C.E. to sixth century A.D.), written in Tamil in local derivations of the Ashokan Brahmi script. They are the earliest known Dravidian documents available and show some overlap with the early Cera and Pandya dynasties. Their language is Archaic Tamil, with a few borrowings from Prakrit and influences of old Kannada, both resulting from the early presence of northern Jainism. The widespread occurrence of pottery inscriptions indicates that the Tamil-Brahmi script had taken deep roots all over the countryside, leading to the cultured society visible in the classical Tamil ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2003
Publisher
Harvard University Press United States
Number of pages
720
Condition
New
Series
Harvard Oriental Series
Number of Pages
768
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass, United States
ISBN
9780674012271
SKU
V9780674012271
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About Iravatham . Ed(S): Mahadevan
Iravatham Mahadevan is a retired Indian Administrative Services officer.

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