Sultanates


The Coins of the Indian Sultanates : Covering the Area of Present Day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
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The Coins of the Indian Sultanates : Covering the Area of Present Day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contents:

Introduction.1. Sultans of Delhi. 2. Sultans of Bengal. 3. Sultans of Madura. 4. Bahmani Sultans and their precursors. 5. Adil Shahs of Bijapur. 6. Barid Shahs of Bidar. 7. Nizam Shahs of Ahmadnagar. 8. Qutb Shahs of Golkonda. 9. Sultans of Jaunpur. 10. Sultans of Kalpi. 11. Sultans of Gujarat. 12. Sultans of Khandesh. 13. Sultans of Malwa. 14. Sultans of Kashmir. 15. Rulers of Sind and the Punjab.

"The Coinage of the Indian Sultanates is a very important primary source for helping us to understand the political and economic history of much of what is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh during the period from the beginning of the thirteenth century AD until the seventeenth century when the last of the Sultanates, that of Bijapur, was absorbed into the Mughal Empire. The right of Sikka, i.e., the right to strike coins was one of the two juridically recognised expressions of the right of the ruler to sovereignty, and it was a right that was jealously guarded.

"It is a happy feature of Islamic coinage that the coins bear information not only about the rulers’ names and titles but very often also the place and date of minting. In this way we can follow the progress of their rule as their territories expanded or contracted. We can learn of rulers who are otherwise not known to history, their usually ephemeral reigns not recorded in any literary sources that have come down to us. We can also examine the metals used for the currency, its fineness or debasement, and seek to draw conclusions from that.

"The present book, however, does not go that far. It is not intended as an economic history of the Sultanate period but as an extensive, illustrated catalogue of coin types. More types are included here than in any previously published book on Sultanate coins. Many are published for the first time. They come from both public and private collections in India and elsewhere. Brief histories are included for each Sultanate as well as comments on the coinage and the coin legends. An extensive bibliography is also provided.

"This book will serve as an essential reference for students and collectors of Indian Sultanate coins and for anyone else interested in this period of South Asian history. "

 


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Standard Catalogue of Sultante Coins of India
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The Bengal Sultanate: Politics, Economy and Coins (AD 1205 - 1576) By Syed Ejaz Hussain
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The Bengal Sultanate: Politics, Economy and Coins (AD 1205 - 1576) By Syed Ejaz Hussain

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The book presents a comprehensive account of the politico-economic history of Bengal, from AD 1205 to 1576. It has made extensive use of coins and epigraphs to interpret and substantiate the historical narrative culled out from the contemporaneous chronicles and travelogues. The first six chapters trace the political history. The topics like the date of Bakhtiyar Khalji’s conquest of Bengal; the rule of the Governors and later of the independent Sultans; Bengal’s relations with the neighbouring kingdoms; and its role in the regional politics and economy in different phases of history, have been discussed in the light of some hitherto untapped historical material. The debate of Bengal’s isolation from the north and south India has also been revisited. The seventh chapter traces the administrative hierarchy, power and functions of the state functionaries while in the eighth chapter the economy of the region, inter-local, coastal and foreign trade as well as the currency pattern

 


Catalogue of the Coins in the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Bombay: The Sultans of Gujarat Compiled by C.R. Singhal,ed. By V. Acharya
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Catalogue of the Coins in the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Bombay: The Sultans of Gujarat Compiled by C.R. Singhal,ed. By V. Acharya



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Printed Pages: 186 with 12 coin plates and 1 map.
Numismatics History ,Size 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms

 

 

 


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Mudranusilana Edited by Samaresh Bandyopadhyay
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Mudranusilana Edited by Samaresh Bandyopadhyay

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About the Book:

Articles of the Seminar on Coins of Bengal and North-East India


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