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Eggeling, Hans F, b 1878 (donor to the Edinburgh University Library)


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Indian copper plate charters, 5th-16th centuries CE

Identifier: Coll-1860/CP
Scope and Contents This is an important collection of 7 Indian inscriptions in Sanskrit on copper plates recording land grants dating from the 5th to 16th centuries CE. The study of such inscriptions is an important element within Indian epigraphy, especially for the early ones which have survived whereas other perishable writing materials of the period have not. The inscriptions normally record donations by kings of villages or land to the Hindu Brahman elite (who are considered to be particularly deserving...
Dates: 5th-16th centuries CE