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The Indian Antiquary (1872-1933) Rs. 2000/- per vol.,Rs.1,25,000/- per set (set in 62 vols. + index Rs. 1000/-)
Author : BURGESS JAS & OTHERS (Eds.)
ISBN : 978-93-81843-17-8
Edition : 1985
Language : English
Size & Pages : 1985; size: 29 cm; pp. 30000
Publisher : Swati Publications
Format : Hardbound
Price : Rs. 1,25,000


The Indian Antiquary
AT A TIME when each Society had its own medium of propagation of its researches, deliberations etc., in the form of Transaction, Proceeding, Journal etc., a need was strongly felt for bringing out a journal devoted exclusively to the study and advancement of Indian Culture in all its aspects. The endeavors boosted by public demand, encouraged Jas Burgess to launch the Indian Antiquary in 1872. The Scope as enunciated by its founder editor was, in his own words, "as wide as possible" incorporating Manners and Customs, Arts, Mythology, Feasts, Festivals and Rites, Antiquities and  History of India. The journal carried also a correspondence column to elicit the information and interest. Another laudable aim was to present the readers abstracts of the most recent researches of scholars in India and the west by Translating them from German, French and other foreign tongues, besides drawing the attention of researches by publications of Articles, notes etc. Of  interest  from the other Asiatic Society  which would have been otherwise published this journal . Indian Antiquary, also dealt with local-legeends , folklore, proverbs etc. In short Indian Antiquary as envisaged by the visionary Burgess was journal entirely devoted to the study of MAN-The Indian-in all the spheres of activities of his day to day life, past and present. In fact it covered the broad spectrum of subjects what we today study in Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology, epigraphy, numismatics, linguistics etc. Thus Indian Antiquary formed a cultural bridge as it were between the East and West.

Started in 1872 Indian Antiquary completed mor than the traditional Sixty year cycle of the Indian calender in fact sixty-two issues were brought out when unfortunately it had to be discontinued.
 Burgess Carried the burden of editing Indian Antiquary for the first thirteen volumes till 1884. From 1885 onwards it was edited jointly and severally by J.F. Fleet and R.C. Temple, Bhandarkar and Krishnaswami Aiyangar. S.M. Endwards, Bhandarkar, Ainger etc. Finally towards the end after Temple the responsibility  felt on E.A.W Oldham, Bhandarkar and  Aiyangar till it end.
 It is now more than a century since the first volumes was published and more than half a century since  its last issue. Yet the articles and notices , these several volumes of Indian Antiquary carry are ever fresh and are of utmost importance to any researcher in Indology, History, Epigraphy, and Archaeology as an invaluable work of reference. It is also a sad state that most of the Indian Libraries do not possess a complete set and even where they are available, the volumes have become fragile and brittle and cannot be used without causing irreparable damage. It was to alleviate the distressed indologists and to aid them that the present venture has been taken to reprint all the volumes of Indian Antiquary in a phased manner. This work is a treasure for the students and scholars, and those, interested in knowing India in general and Indology, Cultural History, Epigraphy and Archaeology in particular; and for all university, college, public and other libraries of India and abroad.

       2000/- (Each Vol)  &  1000/- Index
( Set Price 1,25,000/-)
(Set in ( 62 volumes + 1 Index)

ISBN: 978-93-81843-17-8


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