Historian, epigraphy expert Prof Bratindra Nath Mukherjee passed away

Famous historian and an expert in epigraphy Padma Shri awardee, Professor Bratindra Nath Mukherjee (79) passed away.
About Professor Bratindra Nath Mukherjee:

  • Padma Shri awardee
  • Amidst India’s rare scholars who had knowledge of central Asian languages, including Sogdian.
  • Authored more than 50 books and 700 articles in national and international journals.
  • Famous books: Greek and Aramaic Edicts of Ashoka, Rise of Kushan Empire and Indian Gold
  • A numismatist, had written 2 volumes: Numismatic Art of India and Coins of Bengal.
  • Former head of the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, University of Calcutta.



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