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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 2, p. ix.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
GENERAL PLAN
PAGES
Epigraphy I-88
Prehistoric Antiquities . 89-1oo
Archaeology of Historical Period . 101-I34
Numismatics . . . . . 135-154
Architecture . 155-205
Sanskrit Literature 206-269
Early History of Northern India . . . 270-302
Mediaeval History of Northern India: the Hindu
Period . 303-320
Hindu Period of Southern India 321-349
Muhammadan India 350-413
Vernacular Literature 414-438
The Marathas . 439-445
The Early European Settlements . 446-469
History of British Rule . 470-530
Index . . . . . . . . 53I-573
CHAPTER I
EPIGRAPHY
PAGE
I. Introductory note I
II. The value of the inscriptions 3
A. The absence of ancient historical compilations in India 5
B. Pedigrees and successions 7
C. Official records . . . . . . . i
D. Dynastic archives and chronicles . 12
E. The Purainas . . . . . . . . I4
F. The Raijatararigini . . . . .
G. General literature and historical romances . . I7
H. Introductions and colophons of literary works . . 9
I. The inscriptions . . . . . 21
III The materials on which the inscriptions have been
recorded . 24
A. Metals . 25
I. Iron . . . . . . . . . 25
2. Gold and silver . . 25



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