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Dineshchandra Sircar

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Name  Dineshchandra Sircar
Died  1984, India

Born  1907Krishnanagar, near Faridpur, British India (Now Bangladesh)
Books  Indian Epigraphy, Studies in Indian Coins, Indian epigraphical glossary, Studies in the geograph, Inscriptions of Asoka

Occupation  Historian, epigraphist

Dineshchandra Sircar (1907–1985; also known as D. C. Sircar or D.C. Sarkar) was an epigraphist, historian, numismatist and folklorist, known particularly for his work deciphering inscriptions in India and Bangladesh. He was the Chief Epigraphist, Archaeological Survey of India (1949 – 1962), Carmichael Professor of Ancient Indian History and Culture, University of Calcutta, (1962–1972) and the General President of the Indian History Congress. In 1972, Sircar was awarded the Sir William Jones Memorial Plaque.

Early life and education

Sircar was born to a family of Ayurvedic physicians at Krishnanagar. He graduated with Honours in Sanskrit in 1929 and obtained a First Class in his MA Examination in 1931 in Ancient Indian History and Culture with specialisation in Epigraphy and Numismatics from the University of Calcutta.


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