Pura-Prakasa : Recent Researches in Epigraphy, Numismatics, Manuscriptology, Persian Literature, Art, Architecture, Archaeology, History and Conservation (2 Vols-Set)
Contents: Dr. Ziyaud-Din A. Desai—a great scholar/P.V. Janardhanan. Dr. Desai as I knew him/M.C. Joshi. Vol. I: I. Prehistory: 1. Himalaya—the cradle of early man/A.K. Sharma. 2. Indian prehistoric rock art : a few observations/L.S. Rao. II. Protohistory: 3. Boats in Ramayana/Alok Tripathi. 4. Fifty years of Harappan studies: recent archaeological discoveries and their implications/K.M. Srivastava. 5. Harappan script on the final way to decipherment/D.P. Sharma. 6. Harappan jewellery/Madhuri Sharma. 7. Generation gap: the Vedic evidence/Arun Kumar and Bhuvana Vikrama. 8. A protohistoric painted motif from Baluchistan : its significance/Krishna Kumar. III. Art and architecture: 9. Stone images of Brahmanical deities from Antichak (Bihar)/S.C. Saran. 10. Antiquity of Brahmi script in the light of discovery from Rajagraha of a glass seal with Brahmi script and Yupa within railing symbol/G.C. Chauley. 11. A unique image of Ambika on Dwar-Sakha/Rajendra Yadav. 12. A rare image from Kaner-Ki-Putli, Distt. Bhilwara/Kanwar Singh. 13. Mahakalesvara Temple at Bijolian, Rajasthan/B.L. Nagarch. 14. Recently discovered Paramara sculptures from Chandel, District East Nimar, Madhya Pradesh/N.C. Prakash. IV. Epigraphy: 15. Three Votive Brahmi inscriptions from Ujjain/T.S. Ravishankar. 16. Ancient Indian numerals/B.R. Mani. 17. Sri Lankan and Indian inscriptions—a study in comparison and contrast/K.V. Ramesh. 18. Epigraphs in relation to Museums/M.D. Sampath. 19. Memorial inscriptions of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh/Jai Prakash. 20. Pallava epigraphs—a study/K. Karuppiah. 21. Impact of Sanskrit on inscriptions of Karnataka/Madhav N. Katti. 22. Epigraphical references to the lesser known architectural edifices and sculptural remains of the Badami Chalukyas (500-757 A.D.)/V. Shivananda. 23. Bahur inscription of Rashtrakuta Krishna III/S. Swaminathan. 24. Guntur inscription of Eastern Chalukya King Vijayaditya/C.A. Padmanabha Sastry. 25. Four inscriptions from Paithan/K.M. Bhadri. 26. The Ahmadnagar museum copper-plates of Yadava Airamdeva, Saka 1002/Brahmanand Deshpande. 27. Tarikh-Goyi : (Chronograms) in Arabic and Persian/G.S. Khwaja. 28. Arabic & Persian inscriptions from Uttar Pradesh—a bird’s eye-view/M. Ilyas Quddusi. 29. Recent discoveries of Arabic and Persian inscriptions in Gujarat & Rajasthan/N.M. Ganam. 30. Some important Perso-Arabic inscriptions of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra/M.F. Khan. 31. Arabic and Persian inscriptions from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa/M.Y. Quddusi. 32. A fourteenth century unique inscription from Delhi describing the physical features of Prophet Muhammad/W.H. Siddiqi. 33. A note on the inscriptions of Bengal Sultans in the British Museum/Sutapa Sinha. 34. Recently discovered inscriptions of the Husain Sahi Sultans of Bengal/Pratip Kumar Mitra. 35. The Dargah of Baba Haji Ratan at Bhatinda/Subhas Parihar. 36. A new Arabic inscription from Chandragutti/H.R. Raghunath Bhat. 37. Four Epitaphs from the Tomb of Zain Khan Koka (Foster-brother) of Emperor Akbar from Agra/S.A. Rahim. 38. Kami Shirazi : discovery of his last resting place/S.S. Hussain. 39. Historical geography of Jalna/H.S. Thosar. 40. An interesting Persian Epitaph from Podile Andhra Pradesh/M.A. Siddiqui.
Vol. II: V. Numismatics: 41. Some recent numismatic finds from Sannati, Distt. Gulbarga, Karnataka/Ch. Babji Rao. 42. A note on some coins with name, denomination and cyclic years/A.V. Narasimha Murthy. 43. The Khalifah (Caliph) and medieval Indian coins/Danish Moin. 44. Art and artistic design on medieval Indian coins/Danish Moin and Dilip P. Balsekar. 45. Ivory workmanship in ancient Bundelkhand : numismatic evidence/Om Prakash Lal Srivastava. VI. Manuscriptology: 46. Bayaz-I-Yaghmur/S.A.H. Abidi. 47. A Hitherto unknown letter of Ostad Bihzad/S.H. Qasemi. 48. A rare Bayad of Muhammad Husain Kashmiri (A valuable specimen of Islamic callingraphy)/Mohd. Atiqur Rahman. 49. Risala-I-Qadamiya in prose of Shaikh Faidi/Jamaluddin R. Shaikh. 50. Jahangir Namah—a comparative study/Md. Atiqur Rahman. 51. Zad Al-Muttaqeen wa Saluk-I-Tariq Al-Yaqin (A contemporary work on the lives of the 16 century Sufi/theologians)/Iqtidar Hussain Siddiqui. 52. Tazkiratush Shuara—an unique manuscript/Saulat Ali Khan. VII. Persian literature: 53. The warrior saints of Ahmedabad and Burhanpur/Mahboob Husain Abbasi. 54. An early seventeenth century Persian Sufi poet from Gujarat/Nisar Ahmad Ansari. 55. Agha Sanjar Tehrani : an Iranian literature of India in the late 19 early 20 century/Sayyid Hasan Abbas. 56. Use of numerical co-efficient like Zanajir, Ras, Manzil etc. in Persian language/Nasirmiyan M. Qazi. VIII. History: 57. Position of the non-muslims under the Khaljis and the Tughluqs : reconsidered/Riazul Islam. 58. Fads and foibles : perception of administrative traits of the Mughal state/S. Inayet A. Zaidi. 59. Indian traders in Iran in the first half of the eighteenth century/Surendra Gopal. 60. Majority-minority syndrome in regional politics : the central provinces and Berar, 1919-47/Kanchanmoy Mojumdar. IX. General: 61. Monumental heritage of India—an overview/Jagat Pati Joshi. 62. A peep into the last journey from an archaeological perspective/Prabash Sahu. 63. Ethno-archaeology of the Maria Funerary monuments with special reference to the Khamb/Nandini Bhattacharya-Sahu. 64. Some Glazed ware in north India/J.S. Nigam. 65. New light on Bibi-ka Maqbara, Aurangabad/Shaikh Ramzan. 66. Gardens of the Bhosle period at Nagpur/K.M. Girhe. 67. Educational development of Muslims in Vidarbha from 1882 to 1923 A.D./S. Shabbir. 68. Arabic and Persian research institute—a replica of art, culture and languages/Sahibzada Shaukat Ali Khan. 69. Identification of Vikramsila University/Amar Nath Khanna. 70. Bhangarh : a medieval settlement –an archaeological study/C. Margabandhu. 71. Some outstanding mega Vaishnavite images of Karnataka/L.K. Srinivasan. 72. History of settlements in Ganga-Yamuna Doab/R.P. Sharma. 73. Hampi : its epic tradition and archaeology/A. Sundara. (One Article in Hindi).