South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Pankaj Tandon, Associate Professor of Economics, Boston University
Chair: Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University
Coins are small metallic documents of the past. In the images and legends impressed upon them, they contain clues that can give us insights into the times in which they were created and used. In this talk, examples from ancient India will be used to show how the unpuzzling of these clues can help us bring back forgotten dynasties, recreate historical events and shine a light on political and economic conditions.