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Lokaprakasa - (Harvard Oriental) Book 2 by Ksemendra & Sahaja Bhatta (Hardcover)

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The Lokaprakasa by well-known Kashmirian author K?emendra (fl. 1050 CE) is a unique Sanskrit text that deals with details of public administration, from the king down to the village level. It includes private sale and mortgage documents as well as marriage contracts—documents that are little attested outside medieval Kashmir.

In the first decade of the twentieth century, famous explorer and Kashmiri specialist Sir M. Aurel Stein asked his friend, learned Kashmiri Pandit Sahaja Bha??a, to prepare an edition of this significant text with commentary explaining many otherwise obscure terms. The manuscript was originally projected to be published by Stein and Charles Lanman in the early 1930s, in a facsimile edition. Long lost, the manuscript has been recovered in the Société Asiatique in Paris and is now published here. The text fills a large gap in our knowledge of private life and public administration in medieval India and will greatly interest Sanskritists and historians alike.

Number of Pages: 500
Genre: History
Series Title: Harvard Oriental
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
Volume number: 2
Author: Ksemendra & Sahaja Bhatta
Language: English
Street Date: December 31, 2018
TCIN: 53324005
UPC: 9780674984363
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-2406
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