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Subrata Kumar Acharya
1962,  Male ,  Indian ,  Reader & Head

Dr. Subrata Kumar Acharya (b. 1962) is a scholar of Indian epigraphy and palaeography who has published research papers in prestigious journals in India. He has authored Numerals in Orissan Inscriptions (Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla, 2002) and his work Symbols and Syllables: Understanding the Origin and Development of the Brahmi Numerals is shortly going to press.

1. Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla (1996-98)
2. Honorary Fellow, Ancient Sciences and Archaeological Society of India, Mysore (2007)
3. Senior Fellow, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi. (2008-10)

 

1. Life and Executive member of the Epigraphical Society of India.
2. Life and Executive member of the Place Names Society of India.
3. Life and Executive member of the Orissa History Congress.
4. Life member of the indian History Congress.
5. Life and Executive member of Ancient Sciences and Aechaeological Society of India.

1. “Relationship of Kapilendra gajapati with the Muslim Rulers of Bengal and Jaunpur”, Journal of Berhampur University, Vol. VII, 1985-86.
2. “Evolution of the Institution of Beggary in Ancient India”, Annals of the Bhandarkar Research Institute, Vol. LXIX, Parts I-IV, 1988.
3. “Vikramkhol Inscription and the Origin of the Brahmi Script”, P.K. Mishra (ed.), Culture, Tribal History and Freedom Movement, 1989.
4. “The Median Kalinga Script”, Journal of the Oriental Institute, Vol. XL, Nos. 3-4, 1991.
5. “Identification of Shilabhanjadeva of the Madras Museum Plates of Narendradhavala”, Proceedings of the indian History Congress, 52nd Session, 1991-92.
6. “Identification of nannata Mahattara, Nannata-Sarma and Nannata”, Studies in Indian Place Names, Vol. XIII, 1992.
7. “The Transition from the Numerical to the Decimal system in the Inscriptions of Orissa”, Journal of the Epigraphical Society in India, Vol. XIX, 1993.
8. “On the Problem of the Vaisya-agrahara”, Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India, vol. XX, 1993.
9. “Place Names after Personal Names in Early Medieval Orissa”, Studies in Indian Place Names, Vol. XV, 1994.
10. “A Note on Kara-Pindaka Churnika”, Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India, Vol. XXI, 1995.
11. “New Light on the Genealogy and Chronology of the Gangas of Svetaka”, Journal of the Orissa Research Society, No. 4, 1993.
12. “Rural Settlements in South Kosala”, Journal of Orissan History, Vol. XIII-XIV, 1995.
13. “Some Observations on the Copper Plate Grants of Rana-bhanjadeva”, Studies in History and Culture, Vol. 4(2), 1996.
14. “A Re-apprisal of the Mahasamund and Kauvatal Plates of Sudevaraja”, The Orissa Historical Research Journal, Vol. XLII (1-4), 1998.
15. “Chairasi Plate of Sivakaradeva: A New Look”, Orissa History, Culture and Archaeology, 1999.
16. “Temburu Plates of Anantavarman”, Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India, Vol. XXV, 1999.
17. “Tekkali Stone Inscription of Kapilesvaradeva, Anka 28”, Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India, Vol. XXVI, 2000.
18. “Epigraphic Discoveries in Dhenkanal District”, Orissa Review, August 2002.
19. “Ten Fragmentary Stone Inscriptions from Bankada”, (co-author), H.C. Das, S. Tripathy and B.K. Rath (eds.), Krisna Prativa, Studies in Indology, Prof. Krishna Chandra Panigrahi Commemoration Volume, Delhi, 1994, 61-68.
20. “Land Measures in early medieval Orissa”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 61st Session, Kolkate, 2001, 252-61.
21. “Dani’s Hypothesis on the Symbol Formation in Brahmi”, Indian Journal of History of Science, vol. 39.2, New Delhi, 2004, 147-56.
22. “Origin of the Brahmi Numerals: A Historigraphical Critique”, The Journal of Orissan History, vol. XVII, Bhubaneswar, Nov. 2004, 10-14.
23. “Kayastha-Karanas of Orissa”, Studies in Indian Place Names, vol. XXIV, Mysore, 2004, 43-65.
24. “Kings, Rituals and Brahminical Surnames in Orissa”, Ku. Si. Haridas Bhat Endowment Lecture delivered at Sri Sailam, December 1998, Studies in Indian Place Names, vol. XXV, Mysore, 2005, 23-90
25. “Symbols and Syllables: Understanding the Origin and Development of the Brahmi Numerals”, Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XXXI, Mysore, 2005, 76-107.
26. “Symbol Formation in Brahmi: Construction of an Alternative Paradigm”, Journal of the Ancient Sciences and Archaeological Society of India, vol. 1, Delhi, 2005, 256-64.
27. “Contributions of Dr. Sarat Chandra Behera to Orissan Historiography”, S.C. Padhy (ed.), Historians and Historiography Twentieth-Century Orissa, Delhi, 2007, 56-65.
28. “Ancient Methods of Preserving Copper Plate Grants”, Indian Journal of History of Science, New Delhi, 43.2, June 2008, 265-76.
29. “Brahminical Immigration to Orissa from South India”, The Journal of Orissan History, Bhubaneswar, vol. XXI, December 2008, 94-99.
30. “The Gift after Purchase in the Inscriptions of Early medieval Orissa, Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XXXIV, Mysore, 2009, 146-57.
31. “Toponymy of Villages of Puri District”, Studies in Indian Place Names, vol. XXVIII, Mysore, 2009, 99-107.
32. “Allahabad Museum Copper-Plate Inscription of Ranabhanjadeva, Year 10”, (co-author), Pragdhara, Journal of the U.P. State Archaeology Department, vol. 19, Lucknow, 2008-09, 193-99 & pls.
33. “Dhanachanguda Plates of Silabhanjadeva, Year 2”, Journal of Bengal Art, vol. 15, Dacca (Bangladesh), 2010, 157-64 & pls.
34. “Exposition and Practice of the Arthasastra Ideals in Early Medieval Orissa”, Journal of the Ancient Sciences and Archaeological Society of India, vol. III, New Delhi, 2010, 67-74.
35. “Presidential Address”, 29th Session of the Place Names Society of India, Aurangabad, Studies in Indian Place Names, vol. XXX, Mysore, 2011, 1-20.
36. “A Note on the two Exchange Grants of Early medieval Orissa”, Journal of the Ancient Sciences and Archaeological Society of India, vol. IV, Mysore, 2011, 220-22.
37. “Senapatisahi Plate of Sambhuyasa, Year 211”, (co-author), Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XXXVII, Mysore, 2012, 24-30 & pls.
38. “Rakasabahala Plate of Gayadatunga”, The Journal of Orissan History, vol. XXIV, Bhubaneswar, 2011, 21-30 & pl.; Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XXXVIII, Mysore, 2012.
39. “Patalinga Plate of Dandimahadevi, Year 190”, Epigraphy Indica, vol. XLIII, Pt. 1, 2011, 60-66 & pl.
40. “Bangalore Plates of Devendravarman III”, in C. Margabandhu, et al. (eds.), Pura Jagat, Indian Archaeology, History and Culture, Latest Researches in Honour of Late Shri Jagat Pati Joshi, 2 vols., Delhi, 311-14.
41. “Ruchida Plates of Mahabhavagupta; Year 8”, Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XXXIX, 2013, 26-42 & pls.

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