Back to Basics: How Are Inscriptions Deciphered?
Answer in 100-150 words
How do historians reconstruct the lives of ordinary people?
List some of the problems faced by the epigraphists.
Write a short essay (about 500 words) on the following:
This is a statement made by one of the best-known epigraphists of the twentieth century, D.C. Sircar: “There is no aspect of life, culture, activities of the Indians that is not reflected in inscriptions.” Discuss.