Indian inscriptions
The earliest traces of epigraphy in South Asia are found in the undeciphered inscriptions of the Indus Valley Civilization (Indus script), which date back to the early 3rd millennium BC. Two other typ...
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Hathigumpha inscription
The Hathigumpha Inscription ("Elephant Cave" inscription), from Udayagiri, near Bhubaneshwar in Odisha, was inscribed by Kharavela, the then Emperor of Kalinga in India, during 2nd century BCE. Hathig...
Hathigumpha inscription - Wikipedia
Rabatak inscription
The Rabatak inscription is an inscription written on a rock in the Bactrian language and the Greek script, which was found in 1993 at the site of Rabatak, near Surkh Kotal in Afghanistan. The inscript...
Halmidi inscription
The Halmidi inscription is the oldest known Kannada language inscription in the Kannada script. Experts agree that it is the oldest, but differ on the absolute date. Estimates vary though the inscript...
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Edicts of Ashoka
The Edicts of Ashoka are a collection of 33 inscriptions on the Pillars of Ashoka as well as boulders and cave walls made by the Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire during his reign from 269 BCE to 2...
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Minor Inscriptions of Kharavela
Besides the celebrated Hathigumpha inscription of Kharavela, there are several minor Brahmi inscriptions in the twin hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, which were deciphered earlier by Prof. R. ...
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Mahakuta Pillar
Mahakuta Pillar (Kannada: ಮಹಾಕೂಟ ಸ್ತಂಭ) in the town of Mahakuta in present day Bagalkot district of India's Karnataka state is the source of an important Badami Chalukya inscription called Mahak...
Indian copper plate inscriptions
Indian copper plate inscriptions play an important role in the reconstruction of the history of India. Prior to their discovery, historians were forced to rely on ambiguous archaeological findings suc...
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Tamil copper-plate inscriptions
Tamil copper-plate inscriptions are copper-plate records of grants of villages, plots of cultivable lands or other privileges to private individuals or public institutions by the members of the vario...
Gwalior inscription of Mihirakula
The Gwalior Inscription of Mihirakula is an epigraphic record documenting the construction of a temple dedicated to Sūrya by an individual named Mātṛcheṭa in the 15th year of the Hūṇa king Mihirakula....
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Shravanabelagola inscription of Nandisena
The Shravanabelagola inscription of Nandisena, dated to the 7th century, is one of the early poetic inscriptions in the Kannada language. The inscription extols saint Nandisena of Shravanabelagola (a ...
Sanskrit inscriptions in the Malay world
A good number of Sanskrit inscriptions have been found in Malaysia and Indonesia. "Early inscriptions written in Indian languages and scripts abound in Southeast Asia. [...] The fact that southern Ind...
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Epigraphia Carnatica
Epigraphia Carnatica is a set of books on epigraphy of the Old Mysore region of India, compiled by Benjamin Lewis Rice, the Director of the Mysore Archaeological Department. Over a period of about ten...
Kotagama inscriptions
The Kotagama inscriptions found in Kegalle District in Sri Lanka is a record of victory left by the Aryacakravarti kings of the Jaffna Kingdom in western Sri Lanka. The inscription reads; Some histori...
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Tyagada Brahmadeva Pillar
The Tyagada Brahmadeva Pillar (or Chhagada Brahmadeva Pillar) is a decorated free standing pillar (lit, Stambha) commissioned by Chamundaraya, an important minister and commander in the Western Ganga ...
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Pillars of Ashoka
The pillars of Ashoka are a series of columns dispersed throughout the northern Indian subcontinent, erected or at least inscribed with edicts by the Mauryan king Ashoka during his reign in the 3rd ce...
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Tamil inscriptions in the Malay world
A number of medieval inscriptions written in Tamil language and script that have been found in Southeast Asia and China, mainly in Sumatra and peninsular Thailand. These texts arose directly from trad...
Tamil inscriptions in the Malay world - Wikipedia
Ashoka's Major Rock Edicts
Ashoka's Major Rock Edicts refer to 14 separate major Edicts of Ashoka. They are all inscribed on a rock located outside the town of Junagadh on the Saurashtra peninsula in the state of Gujarat, India...
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Early Telugu epigraphy
Historians have deciphered writings on the walls of temples describing the names and gotras (family groupings) of some Telugu rulers and the contributions made by them to the temples and towns.
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Mahavibhasa
The Abhidharma Mahāvibhāṣa Śāstra is an ancient Buddhist text. It is thought to have been authored around 150 CE.
Vibhāṣā is a Sanskrit term meaning 'compendium', 'treatise' or simply 'explanation...
Hāsalpur inscription of Nāgavarman
The Hāsalpur inscription of Nāgavarman is an epigraphic record on a memorial stone documenting the exploits of a ruler named Nāgavarman. It is not dated but has been assigned to the mid-sixth century ...
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Galle Trilingual Inscription
The Galle Trilingual Inscription is a stone tablet inscription in three languages, Chinese, Tamil and Persian, that was erected in 1409 in Galle, Sri Lanka to commemorate the second visit to the islan...
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