Dr B.K. Kaul Deambi, born on 1st February 1937 in Srinagar, obtained his Masters degrees with distinction in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology; and also in Sanskrit from Panjab University. He further completed his PhD from there under the able guidance of the epigraphy stalwart of northern India Prof. Jagan Nath Agrawal. He worked as Professor of Sanskrit and Hindi in Gandhi Memorial College, Srinagar; rose to become Reader and then Director of the Centre of Central Asian Studies, Kashmir University. He was finally Visiting Faculty member in the Department of History, Kumaun University. His works include Corpus of the Sharada Inscriptions of Kashmir; History and Culture of Ancient Gandhara and Western Himalayas, both of which were awarded by the Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Jammu & Kashmir State. He was awarded Senior Fellowship in Epigraphy by the Department of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Govt. of India for writing the current work. His ensuing publications include Studies in Indian Epigraphy containing author’s selected papers on Indian epigraphy published in reputed journals and books; and Catalogue (Vol. I) of the Sanskrit manuscripts preserved in the Manuscripts Library of the Directorate of Libraries, Museums and Archaeology, Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar.
1. Awarded Punjab University Medal for securing first position with First Class in M.A. in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology.
2. Awarded best book awards for (a) Corpus of Sharada Inscriptions of Kashmir (b) History and Culture of Ancient Gandhara (N.W. Pakistan) and Western Himalayas by Jammy and Kashmir State Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in 1983, 1986.
3. Awarded Senior Fellowship in Epigraphy by the Department of Culture, History of Art Culture and Tourism, Govt. of India in 1997.
Life Member Epigraphical Society of India
Member Oriental Conference
Member Place Names Society of India.
1. Gandhara (N.W. Pakistan) Corridor Between Central Asia and India with Special reference to Hindu sahis of Gandhara and Afghanistan, Research Bulletin Vol. Iv, 2006, Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute Hoshiarpur.
2. The Sharada Alphabet (A Link Between) Kashmir and Central Asia, Journal of Central Asian Studies Vol. IV.
3. Khonamah Inscription of the reign of Jayanolabaden Shah (Zain-ul-abidin), Vishveshvaranand Indological Journal, Vol. XVII, 1979.
4. Some Important Sharada Inscriptions of Kashmir – A Socio Political Study, Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India, 1976.
5. Buddhist Education in Kashmir, Journal of Central Asian Studies, CCAS Kashmir University.
6. Sanskrit Sharada Inscriptions of Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and NWFP (Gandhara), A Literary Study, Research Bulletin Vol. I, 2002, Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute, Hoshiarpur.
7. Ancient Kangra and the Baijnath Prashast is Vishveshvaranand Indological Journal, Vol. XIX, 1981.
8. Socio-Economic Profile of Ancient Chamba and Kangra as gleaned from Sharada Inscriptions, Proceedings of National Seminar on Himachal Pradesh – A Socio Cultural Profile, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 2000.
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