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The Indian Analyst


 

North Indian Inscriptions


 

CONTENTS [1]

  Page
Preface            V-VI
Introduction IX-XXXIV
    (I) Lüders’ criticism of Barua’s work on Bharhut IX-XII
    (II) The Language       XIII- XXIX
    (III) Date and Palaeography   XXX- XXXIV
    References of Inscriptions to Plates

XXXV- XXXVI

    Location of Bhārhut inscriptions as described by General     Cunningham    XXXVII- XXXVIII

TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS
PART A

Donative inscriptions  1-65
   (a) Formal aspect 1
   (b) Contents- Personal names-Place-names 1-10
   (c) Text- Translation-Notes: A1136 11-65
   1. A 1 - 4 Donations by members of the royal family 11-15
   2. A 5 – 54 Donations by inhabitants of certain places 16-35
   (a)  A 5 - 9 Inhabitants of Karahakaṭa 16-17
   (b)  A  10 – 12             ,,          ,,     Chudaṭhīla 17-18
   (c)  A  13 – 15 ,,          ,,     PāṭaliputraM 18-20
   (d)  A  16 – 20            ,,          ,,     Purikā 20-21
   (e)  A  21 – 22 ,,          ,,     Bibikanadikaṭa 21-22
   (f)  A  23 – 24             ,,          ,,     Bhojakaṭa 22-23
   (g) A  25 – 29  ,,          ,,     Moragiri   23-25
   (h) A  30 – 35  ,,          ,,     Vedisa

25-27

   (i)  A 36 – 54   ,,          ,,     various places mentioned only once 27-35
   3.  A 55 Donation by a sculptor (without reference to the native place) 36
   4.  A 56 – 73 Donations by monks 37-43
   (a)  A 56 – 63 Monks having specific church titles 37-40
   (b)  A 64 – 73 Monks called bhadanta or aya 40-43
   5.  A 74 – 80 Donations by nuns        44-45

   6.  A 81 – 113 Donations by men (without reference to native place or
   profession)

46-56

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   [1] Hultzsch states in his German paper on Bhārhut inscriptions (ZDMG. Vol. XL, 1886), p. 59, that 38 of the inscriptions, the eye-copied of which had been published by General Cunningham in StBh., have not been removed to Calcutta. For that reason estampages of them could not be made by him in 1885, when he prepared his article. The same conditions are prevalent till now. Some 40-50 inscriptions, part of them fragmentary, have to be taken as lost or supposed to remain somewhere “in situ ”. For them the readings can rely only upon the unauthentic eye-copies published in StBh., and reproduced from them in the plates below. All the cases in which the eye-copies alone are available have been noted as such.- Cf., however, postscript 1958 to preface, above p. VI.

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