M.A. in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology: NUMISMATICS

Banaras Hindu University
In Varanasi

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  • Master
  • Varanasi
  • Duration:
    2 Years

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Course programme

Course I - Historiography, Concepts & Methods

Meaning & Scope of History
Modern Historical Writings

Course II - Sources of Ancient Indian History & Culture : Literature

Vedic and Dharmshastra Literature as Source
Other Ancient Indian Literature as Source
Research Methodology

Course III - History & Culture of Indian People
Prelude to Civilization
Bronze Age & Urban cultures
Background to the emergence of early Historic India
Janpadas & Mahajanpadas (Sixth Century-Fourth Century B.C.)

Course IV - Political & Cultural History of India :
(Fourth Century B.C. to 550 A.D.)

Towards Empire : (Fourth century-Second century B.C.)
Political & Cultural History of India (c.200 B.C. to the beginning of Christian era)
The Guptas & Vakatakas

Course V - Historical Writings & Individuals
Traditions & Historical Writings
Ancient Indian Historical Writings
Modern Historian

Course VI - Sources of Ancient Indian History : Material Remains
Archaeological Remains
Sculptures & Paintings
Research Methodology

Course VII - History of North India
(Circa A.D. 550-12/13 century A.D.)

The main Currents of Political History; The Mukharis; Later Guptas & Harsha
Post Harsha Period : Palas, and Pratiharas
Gahadwalas, Chandellas, Kalchuris, Paramaras, Chahamans, Chaulukyas
Dynasties of Sindh, Punjab and Kashmir

Course VIII - History of the Deccan & South India
(c. A.D. 550-1300)
The Pallavas
The Chalukyas of Badami
The Rashtrakutas
The Cholas


Course I : Beginnings of Indian Coinage
I. Introduction
II. Early Indian Coins
III. Local and Tribal Coins

Course II : Early Indian Coinage
I. Coins of foreign rulers
II. Kushana Coins
III. Early Coins of South India & Deccan

Course III : Gupta Coins and Methods of Study
I. Gupta Coins
II. Minting Techniques & Right of Minting Coins
III. Practical/Lab Numismatics

Course IV: Post Gupta Coinage of India
I. Maukharies, Vardhan and Bengal Coins
II. Post Gupta Coins of Kashmir and North West India
III. Coins of Central India
IV. Coins of South India

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