Whispering of inscriptions : South Indian epigraphy and art history : papers from an international symposium in memory of Professor Noboru Karashima (Paris, 12--13 October 2017) / edited by Édith Parlier-Renault and Appasamy Murugaiyan

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Karashima -- Noboru -- 1933-2015

Inscriptions -- Inde (sud)

Art -- Inde -- Histoire

Murugaiyan, Appasamy (1951-.... ; linguiste) (Directeur de publication / publishing director)

Parlier-Renault, Édith (1955-....) (Directeur de publication / publishing director)

Résumé / Abstract : "In October 2017, an international symposium was held in Paris as a tribute to Noboru Karashima who gave a new impetus to the study of South Indian and Tamil epigraphy. The contributions to this volume illustrate the wide range of related topics in the fields of archeology, epigraphy and history of art that were presented at the symposium. These domains, an integral part of classical studies, have generally been considered as distinct areas of research, however nobody can deny their mutual interdependence. The title of this volume 'Whispering of Inscriptions' is borrowed from one of Karashima's publications. Karashima, who himself was convinced of 'the importance of epigraphy in the task of historical reconstruction,' had 'noticed a defect in past studies in the field of socio-economic history, due to the arbitrary use of epigraphic evidence.' Karashima was of the view that historians should avoid arbitrary judgements and concluded his essay by saying: 'In sum, scholars of ancient and medieval South Indian history should be acquainted with inscriptions and listen honestly to their whisperings"--Publisher information