List of Research Publications

A. BOOKS: HISTORY, CULTURE AND NUMISMATICS

I. Published

1. The Coins of Dal Khalsa and Lahore Darbar in the Sheesh Mahal Museum, Patiala, (with Dr. Parmeshwari Lal Gupta). Published by Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Archaeology and Museums, Government of Punjab, (Chandigarh, 1989).

2. A Catalogue of the Coins of Katoch Rulers of Kangra, (with A.K. Jha). Published by Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, (Nasik, 1991). (Read Review)

3. Indian Numismatics, History, Art and Culture: Essays in Honour of Dr. Parmeshwari Lal Gupta, 2 Volumes, (with Co-editors: D.W. MacDowall and Savita Sharma). Published by Agam Kala Prakashan, (Delhi, 1992).

4. Dr. Parmeshwari Lal Gupta’s Coins & History of Medieval India, (edited). Published by Rahul Publishing House, (Delhi, 1997).

5. Ex-Moneta: Essays on Numismatics, Archaeology and History in Honour of Dr. D.W. MacDowall, (with Co-editor A.K. Jha). Published by Harman Publishers, (New Delhi, 1998).

6. Felicitas: Essays in Numismatics, Epigraphy and History in Honour of Joe Cribb, (with Co-editor Shailendra Bhandare). Published by Reesha Books International, (Mumbai, 2011). (Read Review)

7. Descriptive List of Acquired Documents, Vol. VI (1831-1850), (edited). Published by the National Archives of India and Aakar Books (New Delhi, 2011).

8. Shared Heritage of Sculpture and Decorative Arts of South Asia (edited), (read online). Published by the SAARC Cultural Centre, (Colombo, 2011).

9. Diminishing Cultures of South Asia, (edited), (read online). Published by the SAARC Cultural Centre, (Colombo, 2011).

10. Diasporic Cultures of South Asia: Conference Report, (edited). Published by the SAARC Cultural Centre, (Colombo, 2012).

11. The Sikka and the Raj: A History of Currency Legislations of the East India Company, 1772-1835. Published by Manohar Publishers and Distributors (New Delhi, 2013).

12. Historical Studies in Mughal Mint-Towns & Other Essays, by S.H. Hodivala. (edited). Published by Manohar Publishers and Distributors, (New Delhi, 2014).

13. Circulation of Cultures and Culture of Circulation: Diasporic Cultures of South Asia during 18th to 20th Centuries. (edited). (read online). Published by the SAARC Cultural Centre, (Colombo, 2014).

14. Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions of South Asia, (edited), (read online). Published by the SAARC Cultural Centre, (Colombo, 2015).

15. Archaeology of Buddhism: Recent Discoveries in South Asia, (edited). Published by Manohar Publishers and Distributors and SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo (New Delhi, 2017).

16. Buddhist Monasteries of South Asia and China, (edited). Published by Manohar Publishers and Distributors and Society for Buddhist Art and Archaeology (New Delhi, 2017 - forthcoming).

II. In Press

1. Indian Coins in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. 1: Mughals and their Contemporaries (in 2 Vols) (with co-author Nurussaba Garg). (Expected to be published during 2017).

B. BOOKS: LITERATURE

I. Published

1. Nazeer Akbrabadi krit Joginama (in Hindi) [Joginama by Nazeer Akbarabadi – an edited version a nineteenth century work of Urdu poetry].

Published by Vikram Prakashan, (New Delhi, 2001).

2. Maqta: Zafar on Zafar (Translation of a selection of Urdu poetry by the last Mughal ruler, Bahadur Shah Zafar).

Published by Asian Educational Services (New Delhi, 2007).

3. Maqta: Ghalib on Ghalib – 100 Signature Couplets of Mirza Asadullah Khan ‘Ghalib’.

Published by Asian Educational Services (New Delhi, 2012).

4. Contemporary Short Stories of the SAARC Region: 2011, (with co-editor Wimaladasa Samarasinghe).

Published by the SAARC Cultural Centre and Vijitha Yapa Publications, (Colombo, 2012).

5. Poems from the SAARC Region: 2011, (with co-editor Wimaladasa Samarasinghe).

Published by the SAARC Cultural Centre and Vijitha Yapa Publications, (Colombo, 2012).

6. Stri Vimarsha ka Kalajayi Itihasa, (edited). [Timeless History of Women's Discourse] Based on the first issues of Hindi weekly, fortnightly and monthly magazines printed during the twentieth century in India and Pakistan.

Published by the National Archives of India and Samayik Prakashan (Delhi, 2012).

7. Contemporary Short Stories of the SAARC Region: 2012, (with co-editor Wimaladasa Samarasinghe).

Published by the SAARC Cultural Centre and Vijitha Yapa Publications, (Colombo, 2013).

8. Poems from the SAARC Region: 2012, (with co-editor Wimaladasa Samarasinghe).

Published by the SAARC Cultural Centre and Vijitha Yapa Publications, (Colombo, 2013).

II. In Press

1. Gandhinama by Akbar Allahabadi. Edited and annotated version in Hindi of the 1948 Urdu edition. To be published by Navajivan Trust, Ahmedabad. (Expected to be published during 2017).

III. In Hand

1. Translation of a selection of Urdu poetry by two other eminent Urdu Poets, viz. Akbar Allahabadi and Jigar Moradabai, under the Maqta series, under the titles, Akbar on Akbar and Jigar on Jigar.

C. RESEARCH PAPERS

I. Published

1. ‘Coins of Two Mughal Puppets’,
Numismatic Digest, X, (1986), pp. 135-143. click here to download

2. ‘A Rupee of Suba Awadh in the name of Bahadur Shah issued in 1857’, (with K.W. Wiggins).
Numismatic Digest, XI, (1987), pp. 89-93. click here to download

3. ‘Bibliographical Notes’,
Numismatic Digest, XI, (1987), pp. 106-117.

4. ‘Coins of Mughal Puppet King Akbar Shah’, (with Dr. Parmeshwari Lal Gupta).
Oriental Numismatic Society Newsletter, No. 113, (1988). click here to download

5. ‘Suba Awadh Coin of Bahadur Shah – A Further Note’,
Numismatic Digest, XII-XIII, (1988-89), pp. 123-126. click here to download

6. ‘Perron’s Coins’,
Numismatic Digest, XIV, (1990), pp. 67-72. click here to download

7. ‘Establishment of Calcutta Mint, 1757’,
Proceedings of Indian History Congress, 51st Session, Calcutta, (December 1990), pp. 383-392. click here to download

8. ‘Charles Masson’s Numismatic Explorations in Afghanistan: A Survey of Archival Sources in the National Archives of India’,
Abstracts of Papers, XI International Numismatic Congress, Brussels, (September 1991), p.112.

9. ‘The Closure of Delhi Mint, AD 1818’,
in Indian Numismatics, History, Art and Culture: Essays in Honour of Dr. Parmeshwari Lal Gupta, eds. D.W. MacDowall, Savita Sharma and Sanjay Garg, Volume II, (Delhi, 1992), pp.233-240. click here to download

10. ‘Professional Archival Training in the National Archives of India: Genesis and Present Status’,
The Indian Archives, Centenary Commemoration Volume, Vol. XLII, Nos. 1-2, (Jan.-Dec., 1993), pp. 115-128. click here to download

11. ‘Humayun’s Copper Coins of Agra Mint’,
Indian Coin Society Newsletter, No. 28, (September 1994). click here to download

12. ‘Seal of Ghulam Qadir Khan’,
Numismatic Studies, Vol. 4, (1994), pp. 91-94. click here to download

13. ‘Early Sultans of Delhi and the Caliphs’,
Numismatic Digest, XIX, (1995), pp. 101-115. click here to download

14. ‘The Dutch Mercenary John William Hessing and his Coins’, (with Jan Lingen),
Numismatic Digest, XX (1996), pp. 121-133. click here to download

15. ‘Parodies of Mughal Coin Couplets’,
in Numismatic Panorama : Essays in Honour of Late Shri S.M. Shukla, eds. K.K. Maheshwari and Biswajeet Rath, (New Delhi, 1996), pp.287-290. click here to download

16. ‘Seals of Begam Samru’,
Numismatic Studies, Vol. 5, (1997), pp. 157-160. click here to download

17. ‘East India Company’s Coins from Bareilly Mint’,
Delhi Coin Fair Souvenir, (Delhi, 1997), [pp. 81-7].click here to download

18. ‘A Nineteenth Century Token in the name of Mahmud Ghaznawi’,
Delhi Coin Fair Souvenir, (Delhi, 1997), [pp.123-4]. click here to download

19. ‘Shahjahanabad: Its History and Coinage’,
Coinex 97 Souvenir (Ahmedabad, 1997), [pp.16-24]. click here to download

20. ‘The First Issue: Conception, Gestation and the Birth of The Indian Archives’,
The Indian Archives, Vol. XLVI, Nos. 1-2 (Jan.-Dec. 1997), pp. 7-14. click here to download

21. ‘James Prinsep and the Indian Numismatics’,
Indian Museum Bulletin, Vol. XXXII (1997), pp. 83-90. click here to download

22. ‘Rupees of Raja Wilson’,
Numismatic Digest, XXI-XXII, (1997-1998), pp. 119-123. click here to download

23. ‘Coins Collected by Charles Masson in Afghanistan’,
in Ex-Moneta: Essays on Numismatics, Archaeology and History in Honour of Dr. D.W. MacDowall, eds. A.K. Jha and Sanjay Garg, Vol. II, (New Delhi,1998), pp.349-358. click here to download

24. ‘Imperial Seals of Lahore Darbar’,
Numismatic Studies, Vol. 6 (1998), pp. 189, 204-05. click here to download

25. ‘“Sikka” and the Crown: Genesis of the Native Coinage Act, 1876’,

i. Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 4 (Oct. – Dec. 1998), pp. 359-380.

ii. Revised (Online) version published in Princely States Report: A Journal of Indian States History, Philately and Numismatics, (Fall, 2001).

26. ‘History of Persian Verse Inscriptions on Indian Coinage’,
Proceedings of the XII International Numismatic Congress, Berlin, (September 1997), Vol. II, eds. Bernd Kluge and Bernard Weisser (Berlin, 2000), pp. 1311-1324. click here to download

27. ‘Prinsep and the Currency Reform’,
Journal of the Asiatic Society, Vol. XLIII, No. 3 (2001), pp. 40-55. click here to download

28. ‘Shah Alam II: An Unnoticed Litterateur’,
in Readings in Indian History: Syed Hasan Askari Centenary Volume, ed. by Bijoy Kumar Choudhury, K.P. Jaysawal Research Institute, (Patna, 2001), pp. 401-410. click here to download

29. ‘200 Muhr of Shah Jahan Revisited’,
in Tri-Ratna: Heritage, Governance and Equity (Hon’ble Shri T.N. Chaturvedi Festschrift), eds. R.C. Tripathi et al, Vol. III, (Delhi, 2003), pp. 841-854. click here to download

30. ‘Venetian Gold-Flow to India’,
in Foreign Coins Found in the Indian Sub-Continent, eds. D.W. MacDowall and Amiteshwar Jha (Nasik, 2004), pp. 101-110. click here to download

31. ‘Khalji Sultans and the Caliph’
Numismatic Digest, Vols. 29-30 (2005-2006), pp. 141-149. click here to download

32. ‘Coins of European Adventurers in India’,
Proceedings of the XIII International Numismatic Congress, Madrid, (September 2003)
, Vol. I, eds. Carmen Alfaro, Carmen Marcos and Paloma Olero (Madrid, 2005), pp. 1647-1657. click here to download

33. ‘Sarkari Dastavezon mein Attarahvin Shatabdi ka Banaras', (in Hindi) [Benares during the Eighteenth Century in the Government Records]
Aajkal (Monthly Magazine published by the Publication Division, Government of India), Benares Visheshank [Special Issue on Benares], Vol. 61, No. 10 (February, 2006), pp. 22-25, 40. click here to download

Revised version in Banares: Nagari Ek, Roop Anek, ed. O.P. Kejariwal (Publications Division, Government of India, New Delhi, 2010), pp. 90-94.

34. ‘Muhammad bin Tughluq: A Numismatic overview of an Enigmatic Persona’,
in Coins in India: Power and Communication, ed. Himanshu Prabha Ray (Mumbai, 2006)/ Marg, Vol. 57, No. 3 (March, 2006), pp. 66-75. click here to download

35. ‘Non-Metallic Currencies of India in Indian Ocean Trade and Economies’,
in Cross Currents and Community Networks: Encapsulating the Indian Ocean World, eds. Himanshu Prabha Ray and E.A. Alpers, (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2007), pp. 245-262. click here to download

36. ‘Kranti ki Kahani bayan karte Sikke' (in Hindi), [Coins narrating the story of Revolution],
BBC Hindi Online

37. ‘1857 ke Yaadgar Sikke: I – Bahadur Shah Zafar ke nam ka Sikka’ (in Hindi), [Memorable Coins of 1857: Coin in the name of Bahadur Shah Zafar],
Aajkal (Monthly Magazine published by the Publication Division, Government of India), Vol. 63, No. 1 (May, 2007), pp. 93-95. click here to download

38. ‘1857 ke Yaadgar Sikke: II – Birjis Qadr ke nam ka Sikka’ (in Hindi), [Memorable Coins of 1857: II - Coin in the name of Birjis Qadr],
Aajkal (Monthly Magazine published by the Publication Division, Government of India), Vol. 63, No. 2 (June, 2007), pp. 42-44. click here to download

39. ‘1857 ke Yaadgar Sikke: III – (Khan Bahadur Khan)’ (in Hindi), [Memorable Coins of 1857: III – (Khan Bahadur Khan)],
Aajkal (Monthly Magazine published by the Publication Division, Government of India), Vol. 63, No. 3 (July, 2007), pp. 40-41, 43. click here to download

Nos. 37-39 republished collectively under the title ‘1857 ke Yaadgar Sikke’ in //1857 ki Jankranti: Vividh Aayam, ed. Yogendra Dutt Sharma (in Hindi), (Publications Division, New Delhi 2009), pp. 216-28.//

40. ‘Persian Couplets on the Seals of the Lesser Mughals’,
Journal of Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 191 (Spring, 2007), pp. 28-31. click here to download

41. ‘Portrait Medals of the Gaekwars of Baroda’,
Numismatic Studies, Vol. 8 (2007), 127-30 and 173. click here to download

42. ‘Banaras aur Mughal Shashak’ (in Hindi) [Banaras and the Mughal Rulers],
The Indian Archives, Vol. LV (Nos. 1-2), (2007), pp. 78-114. click here to download

43. ‘Dies and Minting Scenes from India’,
in Dies and Minting Scenes, ed. Lucia Travaini, (Milan, 2008), pp. 357-374. click here to download

44. ‘Tughluq Sultans and the Caliphs’,
Numismatic Digest, Vol. 32-33 (2008-09), pp. 117-128. click here to download

45. ‘Bhartiya Purattava: Nai Khojein’ (in Hindi) [Indian Archaeology: New Discoveries],
Manorama Year Book, (Kottayam, 2009), pp. 48-58. click here to download

46. ‘Money of the Gods: The Religious Tokens of India’,
in Archaeology and Text: The Temple in South Asia, ed. Himanshu Prabha Ray (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2010), pp. 147-167. click here to download

47. ‘Farsi Sahityik stroton mein Madhyakaleen Banaras ki Jhanki’ (in Hindi), [Glimpses of Medieval Benaras in the Persian Literary Sources]
in Banares: Nagari Ek, Roop Anek, ed. O.P. Kejariwal (Publications Division, Government of India, New Delhi, 2010), pp. 66-76.
click here to download

48. ‘Attharavin Shtabdi ka Banaras’ (in Hindi), [Benaras of the Eighteenth Century]
in Banares: Nagari Ek, Roop Anek, ed. O.P. Kejariwal (Publications Division, Government of India, New Delhi, 2010), pp. 90-94.

49. ‘Banaras Mein Ghalib’ (in Hindi), [Ghalib in Benaras],
in Banares: Nagari Ek, Roop Anek, ed. by O.P. Kejariwal (Publications Division, Government of India, New Delhi, 2010), pp. 119-26. click here to download

50. ‘A Forgotten English Peace Mission to the Court of Aurangzeb’,
Journal of the Rampur Raza Library, Vols. 24-25 (2011), pp. 23-33. click here to download

51. ‘The King, the Princes and the Raj’,
Proceedings of the XIV International Numismatic Congress, Glasgow (Aug.-Sept, 2009), ed. Nicholas Holmes, (Glasgow, 2011) pp. 1813-1818.

52. 'The Raj and the Rajas: A Tale of Numismatic Diplomacy',
in Felicitas: Essays in Numismatics, Epigraphy and History in Honour of Joe Cribb, eds. Shailendra Bhandare and Sanjay Garg, Reesha Books International, (Mumbai, 2011), pp. 155-173. click here to download

53. 'Diasporic Cultures in South Asia: A Perspective',
in Diasporic Cultures of South Asia: Conference Report, (Colombo, 2012), pp. 34-42.

54. ‘Remembering Alexander’ (Review Article),
Numismatic Digest, Vols. 36-37 (2012-2013), pp. 185-97. click here to download

55. 'Management and Development of World Heritage Sites in South Asia',
Collection of Papers of 2014' International Symposium on Dazu Studies and the 70th Anniversary Celebrating the 1st Investigation into Dazu Rock Carvings, Vol. 2, (Dazu, China, 2014), pp. 1-21. click here to download

56. 'A Rare Seal of Hamida Banu Begam',
Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 221 (Autumn 2014), pp. 32-33. click here to download

57. ‘Persian Couplets on the Coins and Seals of Nur Jahan’,
Numismatic Digest, Vol. 38 (2014), pp. 184-96. click here to download

58. 'New Light on Charles Masson',
In Widorn, Verena & Ute Franke (eds.). South Asian Archaeology and Art: Contextualizing Material Culture in South and Central Asia in Pre-Modern Times - Papers from the 20th Conference of the European Associationfor South Asian Archaeology and Art held in Vienna from 4th to 9th of July 2010, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2016), pp. 203-11. click here to download

II. In Press

59. 'Charles Masson: A Footloose Antiquarian in Afghanistan and building up of Numismatic Collections in the Museums in India and England'
To be published in Himanshu Prabha Ray (ed.), Collecting in Gandhara: The Beginning of the Art History of the Buddha (Routledge, 2016). Read Abstract

60. ‘Allahabad Mint under the East India Company’,
To be published in Numismatic Digest.

61. ‘Royal Portraiture on Early Indian Coins’
To be published in Journal of Asiatic Society.

D. PAPERS READ AT/ CONTRIBUTED IN SEMINARS/ COLLOQUIA

(Unpublished Papers are numbered consecutively)

- ‘Early Turkish Sultans of Delhi and the Caliph: A Numismatic Reappraisal’,
Read at the First Oriental Numismatic Congress, Nagpur, (October/ November, 1990). Published.

62. ‘Petition for Canning’s Recall’
Read at the Indian History Congress, 52nd Session, Delhi, (February, 1992). Unpublished.

- ‘Venetian Gold-Flow to India’,
Read at the Fourth International Colloquium, ‘Foreign Coins Found in the Indian Sub-Continent’, Nasik, (January, 1995). Published.

- ‘History of Persian Verse Inscriptions on Indian Coinage’,
Contributed in the XII International Numismatic Congress, Berlin, (September 1997). Published.

- ‘200 Muhr of Shah Jahan Revisited’,
Read at the ‘Indian Coinage Study Day’ organised by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Oriental Numismatic Society, Cambridge, (13 June 1998). Published.

- ‘James Prinsep and the Indian Numismatics’,
Read at the National Seminar on ‘The Indian Heritage and James Prinsep’, organised by the Indian Museum, Calcutta, (19-20 August 1999). Published.

- ‘Prinsep and the Currency Reform’,
Read at the Seminar on ‘James Prinsep: His Life and Works’, organised by the Asiatic Society, Calcutta, (20-21 August 1999). Published.

63. ‘Indian Numismatic Palaeography (up to 300 AD)’
Read
at the Seminar on ‘Early Indian Scripts: Problems and Discoveries’, organised by the Asiatic Society, Calcutta, (28-29 September 2000). Unpublished.

64. ‘National Archives of India: Digital Challenges’
Presented at the Seminar on ‘Archives in the Digital Age: Challenges and Prospects’, organised by VV Giri National Labour Institute, Noida (UP), (14 September 2001). Unpublished.

- ‘Coins of European Adventurers in India’,
Read at XIII International Numismatic Congress, Madrid, (15-19 September 2003). Published.

- ‘Non-Metallic Currencies of India in Indian Ocean Trade and Economies’
Read at the International Seminar entitled ‘Narratives of the Sea: Encapsulating the Indian Ocean World’ organised by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi (10-12 December 2003). Published.

65. ‘History of Sufism: A Survey of Sources in the National Archives of India’
Read at the National Seminar on Sufism, organised by Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad (27-30 November 2004). Unpublished.

- ‘Muhammad bin Tughluq: A Numismatic overview of an Enigmatic Persona’,
Read at the Workshop entitled ‘Power and Communication: Coins as Political and Cultural Documents’, organised by Department of Special Assistance, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (20-21 January 2005). Published.

66. ‘The Legend of Alexander: as reflected in Coins of Medieval India’
Read at the International Conference entitled ‘Memory as History: The Legacy of Alexander in Asia’ jointly organised by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and University of Sydney (27 February-1 March, 2006). Unpublished.

- ‘Money of the Gods: The Religious Tokens of India’, (Download ppt)
Read at the International Conference entitled ‘Archaeology and Text: The Temple in South Asia’ organised by Oxford centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford, UK (20-21 October, 2007). Published.

67. ‘1857: Reflected through Coins’
Read at the National Seminar entitled, ‘1857: Perspectives’, organised by the Centre of Advanced Study Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University (22-24 November 2008). Unpublished.

68. ‘Retirement of E-Records to Archives: Records Manager’s Challenges and Archivist’s Concerns’
Contributed in the Fifth Document Lifecycle Management (DLM) Forum Conference, organised jointly by the Archives de France (part of the French Culture and Communication Ministry) and the Association des Archivistes Français under the auspices of the French Presidency of the European Union at Toulouse (France) (10-12 December 2008). Unpublished.

- ‘The King, the Princes and the Raj: The clash over coin-inscriptions and minting rights during the nineteenth century India’
Read at the XIV International Numismatic Congress, Glasgow (UK) (31 August-4 September 2009). Published.

69. ‘Safavid-Mughal Relations: the Numismatic Evidence’
Read at the International conference entitled ‘Historiography & Iran in Comparative Perspective’, organised by the Institute of Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews/ Iran Heritage Foundation, St. Andrews (UK) (10-13 September 2009). Unpublished. Read Abstract

- ‘New Light on Charles Masson (1800-53)’
Read at the 20th Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology and Art, Vienna (4-10 July 2010). In Press.

- ‘A Forgotten English Peace Mission to the Court of Aurangzeb’,
Read at the National Seminar on ‘Travelogues and Autobiographies: an authentic source of medieval Indian History’, organized by the Rampur Raza Library (15-17 January, 2011). Published.

70. ‘Pilgrims’ Memorabilia in the Social Landscape of India’
Read at the International Conference on ‘Pilgrimages and Sanctuaries: Art, Music and Rituals’ organized by the Centro Incontri Umani (Socio-Cultural Centre), Ascona (Switzerland) in association with Groupe Sociétés Religions Laïcité, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Ecole Pratique des hautes Etudes, Université de la Sorbonne and the Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews (UK) (11-12 November 2011). Unpublished. Read Abstract

71. 'Coins as Objects d’ Art and Tools for Historical Reconstructions: Some Reflections from the South Asian Numismatics'
Read at the Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference on Asian Art and Culture, organized by the Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (8–10 September 2012). Unpublished. Read Abstract

72. ‘Sikka and the Khillat: Caliphal Recognition of the Muslim Rule India – A Numismatic Study’
Presented at the conference on ‘Negotiating Space in the Medieval World: Comparing Early Medieval India, the Islamic Heartland and Medieval Europe’ hosted by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi (6-8, December 2012). Unpublished. Read Abstract

73. 'Nazeer Akbarabadi (1735-1830) – The Sufi Poet of Agra'
Presented (in absentia) at the 'SAARC Festival of Sufism', organized by The Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL), at Jaipur (19-20 October 2013). Unpublished.

74. 'Archaeology of Buddhism: Perspectives from South Asia'
Presented at the Lien Fung Colloquium on 'New Revelations: Buddhist Artefacts and the Silk Route', organized by the Wee Kim Wee Centre, Singapore Management University, Singapore (23 October 2013). Unpublished. Read Abstract

75. 'Monetary Networks and Trade on the Maritime Silk Route'
Presented at the International Symposium on the 'The Maritime Silk Route - Cross-cultural Exchange and Heritage in Asia', organized by the Zhejiang Institute of Archaeology, China National Silk Museum, and China Tea Museum (all in Hangzhou, China), and Centre for Chinese Archaeology, Peking University (China) (October 25-28, 2013). Unpublished. Read Abstract

76. 'Numismatic Art of the Kushans'
Presented at the Sino-Pakistani Academic Exchange Conference on 'Gandhāran Culture and its Spread in China', Organised by the School of Foreign Languages & the Research Center of Eastern Literature of Peking University, Beijing (China), (5-6 November 2013). Unpublished. Read Abstract

77. 'Elephant Motif in the Numismatic Art of South Asia'
Presented at the International conference on Ivory and the Elephant: a Historical Perspective, organized by the Lanka Decorative Arts at Colombo (26-28 November 2013). Unpublished. Read Abstract

78. 'Alexander Cunningham and Indian Numismatics'
Presented at the International Seminar on 'Sir Alexander Cunningham and the Art Heritage of India', organized by the Department of History of Art, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (20-22 February 2014). Unpublished. Read Abstract

79. 'Evolution of the Budhha's Iconography as gleaned from the Coins of the Kushanas'
Submitted for the International Academic Conference on Dunhuang Grottoes Research,
Dunhuang, Gansu, China. (16-18, August 2014). Unpublished. Read Abstract

80. 'The Hidden Museum: The Advantages and Challenges of Visual Storage of a Museum’s Reserve Collections'
Presented at the International Conference on 'The Future Museum: An Asian Perspective', organised by the Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (28-29 October 2014). Unpublished. Read Abstract

- 'Management and Development of World Heritage Sites in South Asia'
Presented at the International Symposium on Dazu Studies and the 70th Anniversary Celebrating the First Investigation into Dazu Rock Carvings, organised by the Academy of Dazu Rock Carvings , Dazu Studies Research Centre of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, and Seminar for Dazu Rock Carvings, Dazu District, Chongqing, China (24 - 27 November 2014). Published.

81. 'India – Turkey & the First World War: A Glimpse of the Archival Collection in the National Archives of India'
Presented at the International Conference on 'Documents Of the First World War Centenary' organised by the State Archives of Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey (19-21 March 2015). Unpublished.

-'Charles Masson: A Footloose Antiquarian in Afghanistan and building up of Numismatic Collections in the Museums in India and England'
Presented at the International Workshop on 'Making of Museum Collections: With Special Reference To Gandhara', organised by the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi and the India International Centre, (New Delhi, 16-17 April 2015). In Press.

82. 'Couplet without Coins'
Presented at the General Meeting of the Oriental Numismatic Society, held at Taormina, Italy (22 September 2015). Unpublished. Read Abstract

83. 'Counterfeiting of Coins in Medieval India: A Survey of Contemporary Literature' (with Nurussaba Garg)
Presented at the XV International Numismatic Congress, Taormina, Italy (21-25 September 2015). Unpublished. Read Abstract

84. 'Puhupawati – A Rare Sufi Work of the 17th Century'
Presented at the SAARC Sufi Festival, organized by The Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) at Jaipur (10-12 October 2015). Unpublished. Read Abstract

85. 'God Save the Caliph: India, Turkey and the First World War'
Presented at the International Conference “Encounters and Interactions: Ottoman, Mughal, Vijaynagar Empires and Beyond”, organized by Bilgi University, Istanbul, and Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, at New Delhi (7-9 November 2015). Unpublished. Read Abstract

86. 'Peep into the Past: Communicating with Historical Sources'
Presented at the National Conference on “Emerging Perceptions of Historical Writings in India”, organized by Department of History & Indian Culture & Centre for Rajasthan Studies, University of Rajasthan, at Jaipur (29-30 January 2016). Unpublished. Read draft

87. 'Looking beyond the Obvious: Numismatic Sources for 18th and 19th Century India'
Presented at the Seminar on 'Sources of 18th and 19th Century', organized by the National Archives of India, New Delhi (8-9 March 2016). Unpublished. Read Abstract

88. 'Digital Initiatives at the National Archives of India'
Presented at the 20th International Congress on Archives organized by the International Council on Archives (ICA), Seoul (Korea) (5-10 September 2016). Unpublished.

89. '(De)Monetization in Colonial India'
Presented at the International Conference on 'Political Economy in South Asia: in Honour of Prof. Noboru Karashima (1933-2015)', organized by the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (4-6 January 2017). Unpublished.

E. INVITED LECTURES/ SEMINARS AT UNIVERSITIES/ ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

1-3. ‘Ancient Documents of a Country (with particular reference to India)’

  • Manuscripts, Inscriptions, Coins, Plates, Plaques, Tablets and other varieties.
  • Definition of a Manuscript and its comparison with Inscriptions, Coins and other Documents.
  • Importance of Manuscripts.

A series of three lectures delivered to the participants of the Summer School on ‘Manuscriptology and Research Methodology’ organized by Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology, Delhi. (8 June 2002).

4. ‘Indian Numismatic Research: Perspectives and Prospects’,
Seminar delivered at Department of Oriental Studies, University of Milan (Italy). (24 September 2003).

5. ‘Sources of Modern Indian History’,
Lecture delivered at Department of Eurasian Studies, University of Venice (Italy). (26 September 2003).

6. ‘Archival Sources of History of Modern India: Some Methodological Issues – With special reference to resources in the National Archives of India’,
Seminar delivered at Department of History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. (14 November 2005).

7. ‘India – A Spiritual Journey: Evolution of Religion and Spirituality in India from the earliest times to the present day’.
Prepared for the participants of the tour programme of the ‘Road Scholars’ (Senior Citizens, USA). (Dec. 2005/ Jan. 2006).

8. ‘Sikka and the Raj: Monetary Integration of India by the East India Company’.
Presented at the Faculty Seminar at Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (22 August 2007).

9. ‘Monetary Disintegration of the Mughal Empire: An Eighteenth Century Perspective’.
Lecture delivered at the Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Kern Institute of Indology, University of Leiden (The Netherlands). (5 October 2007).

10. ‘Kashi: A History though Coins’.
Fifth James Prinsep Memorial Lecture, delivered at Jnana-Pravaha, Varanasi. (27 November 2008).

11. ‘Records Management: Theory and Practices (with special reference to India)’.
Lecture delivered at the Department of Archive Studies, Marmara University, Istanbul (Turkey). (20 December 2008).

12. ‘Islam in India: A Tale of Two Cities – Delhi and Agra’.
Lecture delivered to a group of American Scholars at Hotel Maidens, New Delhi. (7 February 2009).

13. ‘Nazir Akbarabadi (1735-1830): The Man and the Message’.
Lecture delivered at the Fellows’ Seminar at the Centro Incontri Umani, Ascona (Switzerland). (30 March 2009).

14. The Mughals of India: Power and Politics revealed through their Coins’
Lecture delivered at the Department of Oriental Studies, University of Milan (Italy). (13 May 2009).

15. ‘The Metallic Verse: The Coinage of the Mughals’
Lecture delivered at The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East, University of Oxford (UK). (24 June 2009).

16. ‘Revisiting Nazir Akbarabadi’.
Lecture delivered at the Fellows’ Seminar at Centro Incontri Umani, Ascona (Switzerland). (23 July 2009).

17. ‘The Mughals and their Coins’.
Lecture delivered at the Department of History, Mumbai University, Mumbai. (1 December 2009).

18. ‘Mughal Coin legends: How to decipher, read and understand?’
Two-day Seminar delivered at Dinesh Mody Institute for Numismatics and Archaeology, Mumbai University, Mumbai for the students of MA in Numismatics and Archaeology. (2-3 December 2009).

19. ‘India and the Arab World: the Archival Connection’
Presentation made at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Arab Gulf Archives and Documents Centres, Sana’a (Yemen). (29 September – 1 October 2010).

20. ‘Mughal Numismatics’
Lecture delivered at Dinesh Mody Institute for Numismatics and Archaeology, Mumbai University, Mumbai for the students of MA in Numismatics and Archaeology. (21 December 2011).

21. 'Power of Money: Money of Power: Probing Money as Mass Media',
Lecture delivered at the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo (25 November 2013). Read Abstract

22. 'Cunningham’s ‘Lost’ Treasures'
Lecture delivered at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, as part of the Ministry of Culture's Project Mausam. (31 May, 2016).

23. 'Advent and Development of Coinage in Northern India'
Lecture delivered at the 'Nanyadarshini [Exhibition and Seminar on Coins]', organized by the Karnataka Numismatic Society, Bengaluru (16 July 2016).

24. 'History of India through Coins',
Lecture delivered at 'Chaupal', organized by Bhavan's Cultural Centre, Mumbai (25 Dec 2016).


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