Region: India

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Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies Volume 2: Local, Regional, and Imperial Economies

The second volume of the Handbook describes different extractive economies in the world regions that have been outlined in the first volume. A wide range of economic actors – from kings and armies to cities and producers – are discussed within different imperial settings as well as the tools, which enabled and constrained economic outcomes.

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Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies Volume 1: Contexts

The three-volume Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies is the main deliverable of the BaSaR project. It aims to offer a comprehensive discussion of economic development in the empires of the Afro-Eurasian world region and elucidate the conditions under which large quantities of goods and people moved across continents and between empires. Volume 1 provides succinct

19 Pages

Language and Legend in Early Kushan Coinage: Progression and Transformation

This paper discusses the
transformation of the language from Greek to Bactrian which was as a
result of the coinage becoming imperial and a cultural reaction to
changing social and imperial requirements rather than the opposition of
a ruler to the former language and tradition.

Indien in Ägypten: Globalhistorische Perspektiven auf die ptolemäische Herrschaftsrepräsentation im hellenistischen Ägypten


Lecture series „(Proto) Globalisierungsphänomene in Antiken Welten“, University of Innsbruck, 18:00-20:00

Comparing ancient European and Indian Empires: How, what and why


The India International Centre in co-operation with the Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Delhi 18:30-20:00

46 Pages

Wars, Trade and Treaties. New, revised, and neglected sources for the political, diplomatic, and military aspects of imperial Rome’s relations with the Red Sea basin and India, from Augustus to Diocletian

In: K. S. Mathew (ed.), Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris: New Perspectives On Maritime Trade. New Dehli: 83-128.
This paper discusses new, revised, and neglected sources for imperial Rome’s economic, diplomatic, and military activities in the Red Sea basin and on the Indian West coast. It also explores Rome’s military and diplomatic investment

33 Pages

Colonial imagination and identity attribution: Numismatic cues for defining space

- published in H.P. Ray (eds.) Negotiating Cultural Identity: Landscapes in Early Medieval South Asian History (New Delhi: Routledge, 2015)

This paper aims to focus on the fixation in the study of early historical coins with colonial categories, i.e. the ‘imperial’ versus the ‘tribal’ coins. Under discussion here are the types of copper coins bearing the legends- janasya, gaṇasya, or janapada or the names of the issuing community. These coins, since the

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Invocations through Coins: Legends for Allegiance and Popular Validation in the Indigenous Copper Coins

This paper tries to understand the extra-economic aspect of the coins. The questions asked in this paper are: whether the change in the legend of coins may represent the formation of a federation of polities? Whether with the extension of the region under federation/conglomeration the name of geographies associated with the polities are dropped and