Sangam: Numismatics and Cultural History

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This Volume brought out to honour Dr. R. Krishnamurthy whose contribution to Sangam Age numismatics is well known, contains nineteen essays. They deal with different aspects of numismatics and cultural history of India. The scholars who have contributed to this festschrift are: Peter Berghaus, David W. MacDowall, Reinhold Walburg, Barbara Mears, Baldev Raj,, V.I. Subramoniam, Iravatham Mahadevan, K.V. Raman with Chitra Madhavan, Shobana Gokhale, A.V. Narasimha Murthy, S. Pathmanathan, S.J. Mangalam, D. Venkat Rao,, D. Raja Reddy, Sankaran Raman with Iravatham Mahadevan, C.A. Padmanabha Sastri, S.G. Dhopate, Prashant P. Kulkarni and R. Jawahar Babu.


Dr. R. Nagaswamy, is the author of many books in English and Tamil including Master pieces of South Indian Bronzes, Siva Bhakti etc.  He has also edited several books including Foundations of Indian Art (Proceedings of the Chidambaram Seminar on Art and Religion).  He has organized several District, State, National and International Conferences like the International conference on Mahabharata-Madras, 2003.  Dr. R. Nagaswamyu has delivered lectures in almost all leading Universities of the world spread over France, Germany, Denmark, USSR, Sweden, UK, Canada and USA (including at Harvard, Pennsylvania, Cornell, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Austin, South Carolina and Other places).  He has toured in Thailand and Combodia and made an extensive study of South East Asian Art, Monuments, Religion and Inscriptions.  He directed Sound and Light programme at the 17th cent.  Nayak Palace at Madurai and was the first to undertake Underwater Archaeological exploration off the coast of Pumpuhar in Tamilnadu.  Appeared as an expert witness in the London High Court on behalf of Government of India, in the famous London Nataraja Case.  He is the recipient of several public honours including the title Kalaimamani conferred by the Government of Tamil Nadu for his signal contribution to Tamil art and literature.  He is the Founder Trustee of the Chidambaram Natyanjali Trust.  Justice Ian Kennedy, Judge, London High Court, mentioned in his judgement (1988) that 'Dr. R. Nagaswamy, I am satisfied, is an unequalled expert in his subject'.


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Sangam: Numismatics and Cultural History
1st ed.
228p., Tables; Figures; Plates; 25cm.