Prof. Subrata Kumar Acharya

Room No. - ,
Department of History

+91-09861004006

subrata.acharya62@gmail.com

Professor Subrata Kumar Acharya obtained his Masters (1983), M. Phil (1985) and Ph. D (1992) from Sambalpur University. His area of specialization is  Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology with special interest in Epigraphy and Paleography, Regional History of Odisha, Numismatics, Chalcolithic and maritime history of Eastern India. He is teaching in the Department of History, Ravenshaw University, since 2010, and now serving as the Head of the Department. With the teaching and research experience of more than 36 years, he supervised many scholars in different areas of history and archaeology.

Selected Publications

  1. An Inscribed Brass Plate of the time of Sultan Abul Hasan of Golconda”, (first author), Indian Journal of Archaeology, vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, 1570-75. ISSN: 2455-2798.
  2. “Beads from the Excavated Site of Deltihuda, Talagarh, Odisha”, (co-author), Man and Environment, vol. XLV, No. 2 (July-December 2020), 58-67. ISSN: 0258-0446.
  3. The Kara-Sasanas of Early Medieval Odisha”, Pratna Samiksha, New Series, vol. 11, Kolkata, 2020, 115-34. ISSN 2229-7979.
  4. Recently Explored Prehistoric Rock Shelters of Bargarh District”, (co-author), Indian Journal of Archaeology, vol. 4, No. 3, July 2019-October 2019, 12-31. ISSN: 2455-2798.
  5. A Preliminary Study of Knobbed Ware from Odisha”, (co-author), Man and Environment, XLIV (1), 2019, 82-89. ISSN:  0258-0446
  • Group
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Teaching

NishikantaDwibedi

Research Scolar

Group Alumni

Rudrangi Pattanaik

Thesis Title : Endowments to Temples in Odisha from 6th to 16th Century A.D. (Socio-Economic Aspects)

Mr. Thobir kumar lima

Thesis Title : Later Brahminical Temples Of Odisha: Major Cults And Their Diffusion (Circa. 16th - 19th Century Ce)

Dr. Rudra Prasad Behera

Thesis Title : Maritime Archaeology Between the Rivers Mahanadi and Godavari and Beyond (Early Historic to Medieval Period).

Dr. Soumya Ranjan Sahoo

Thesis Title : Prehistoric tool Technology in Odisha (Palaeolithic to Neolithic)

.

BOOKS:

  1. Numerals in Orissan Inscriptions, Simla, 2002, Indian Institute of Advanced Study. ISBN: 81-246-0306-5
  2. Palaeography of Orissa, New Delhi, 2005, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd. ISBN: 81-7986-010-8
  3. Copper Plate Inscriptions of Odisha: A Descriptive Catalogue, New Delhi, 2014, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd. ISBN 13: 978-81-246-0754-1
  4. (ed.), Studies on Odishan Epigraphy, Delhi, 2015, Pratibha Prakashan. ISBN: 978-81-7702-367-1.
  5. Raja Basudeva Sudhaladeva, Makers of Indian Literature Series, New Delhi, 2017, Sahitya Akademi. ISBN: 978-93-86771-36-0

ARTICLES :

  1. An Inscribed Brass Plate of the time of Sultan Abul Hasan of Golconda”, (first author), Indian Journal of Archaeology, vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, 1570-75. ISSN: 2455-2798.
  2. “Beads from the Excavated Site of Deltihuda, Talagarh, Odisha”, (co-author), Man and Environment, vol. XLV, No. 2 (July-December 2020), 58-67. ISSN: 0258-0446.
  3. The Kara-Sasanas of Early Medieval Odisha”, Pratna Samiksha, New Series, vol. 11, Kolkata, 2020, 115-34. ISSN 2229-7979.
  4. Recently Explored Prehistoric Rock Shelters of Bargarh District”, (co-author), Indian Journal of Archaeology, vol. 4, No. 3, July 2019-October 2019, 12-31. ISSN: 2455-2798.
  5. A Preliminary Study of Knobbed Ware from Odisha”, (co-author), Man and Environment, XLIV (1), 2019, 82-89. ISSN: 0258-0446.
  6. Kedaresvara Temple Inscription of Jatni”, Journal of the Ancient Sciences and Archaeological Society of India, Vol. VIII, 2019, 102-05. ISBN: 9789387587823.
  7. “Watercraft Depicted in the Art of Odisha, East Coast of India”, (co-author), Journal of Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology, vol. 42, Adelaide, 2018, 39-52. ISSN: 2652-0516.
  8. The ‘Gift after Gift’ in the Inscriptions of Early Medieval Odisha”, Itihas Darpan, XIII (1), 2018, 52-55. ISSN: 0974-3065.
  9. Three Nineteenth Century Sale Deeds from Gunupur”, TheOdisha Historical Research Journal, vol. LVII, No. 3 & 4, Bhubaneswar, 2018, 25-36. ISSN: 0474-7269.
  10. Talmul Plate of Dhruvanandadeva, Year 203”, Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XLIII, Mysore, 2018, 16-26. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  11. Kings, Brahmanas and Collective Land Grants in Early Medieval Odisha”, Indian Historical Review, vol. 45.1, ICHR, Delhi, June 2018, 24-57. ISSN: 0376-9836.
  12. A Copper Plate Grant of Analastambha”, TheOdisha Historical Research Journal, vol. LVII, No. 1 & 2, Bhubaneswar, 2018, 1-7. ISSN: 0474-7269.
  13. Badarahajor Plates of Ranabhanjadeva, Year 7”, Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. 42, Mysore, 2017, 16-30. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  14. “An Odia Inscription of the Time of Maharaja Divyasimhadeva, Anka 14”, (first author), The Odisha Historical Research Journal, LVI, Nos. 3-4, Bhubaneswar, 2017, 21-23. ISSN: 0474-7269.
  15. “Toponymy of Villages in Early Mediaeval India: A Case Study of the Suffix Padraka”, Studies in Indian Place Names, vol. 36, Mysore, 2017, 114-43. ISSN: 2394-3114.
  16. Some Recently Discovered Inscribed Images from Odisha”, (co-author), The Odisha Historical Research Journal, LVI, Nos. 1-2, Bhubaneswar, 2017, 13-21. ISSN: 0474-7269.
  17. Sindaipadraka Plates of Tribuvanamahadevi alias Dandimahadevi; Year 187”, (co-author), Studies in Indian Epigraphy, 42, Mysore, 2017, 69-81. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  18. Narasimhapatana Trilingual Inscription”, (first author), Indian Journal of Archaeology, vol. 2, No. 4, October 2017-January 2018, 532-38. ISSN: 2455-2798.
  19. “Preliminary Report on the Excavation (2014-15) at Deltihuda, Odisha”, (first author), Man and Environment, vol. XLII, No. 1, Deccan College, Pune, January-June 2017, 90-99. ISSN: 0258-0446.
  20. Angapada Plates of Ranabhanjadeva”, Journal of Odishan History, vol. XXX, Bhubaneswar, 2017, 45-54. ISSN: 2277-5560.
  21. Waltair Plates of Vajrahasta (II), Ganga Year 500”,Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XLI, Mysore, 2016, 104-117. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  22. Two Temple Inscriptions from Prataparudrapurasasana”, Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XLI, Mysore, 2016, 88-103. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  23. “State, Taxation and Fiscal Oppression in Early Medieval Odisha”,Indian Historical Review, vol. 43 (2), ICHR, Delhi, 2016, 207-33. ISSN: 0376-9836.
  24. Bhavanisankar Temple Inscriptions”, South Asian Studies, vol. 32 (2), 2016, 180-84. ISSN: 0266-6030.
  25. Buddhist and Saiva Acaryas (Preceptors) in Newly Discovered Inscriptions of Early Medieval Odisha, India”, (co-author), TheOdisha Historical Research Journal, vol. LIV, Nos. 3 & 4, Bhubaneswar, 2015, 17-35. ISSN: 0474-7269. ;Pratna Samiksha, A Journal of Archaeology, New Series, 7, Kolkata, 2016, 23-36. ISSN: 2229-7979.
  26. Gotra Affiliation of Atharvavedic Brahmanas”, Quarterly Journal of the MythicSociety, vol. 106, no. 3, Mythic Society of India, Bangaluru, 2015, 47-62. ISSN: 0047-8555.
  27. “Finding of Human skeletal remains from the excavation at Talagarh in Odisha, India”, (co-author), Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific: Newsletter, James Cook University, Australia, Issue 11, August 2015, 7-16.
  28. Raktamala Copper-Plate Grant of the [Gupta] era 180”, (co-author), Journal of History and Social Sciences, vol. V, Allahabad, 2014, (online journal). ISSN: 2229-5798.
  29. “Iron Anchors of Northern Odisha, east coast of India: Maritime contacts with European countries”, (co-author), Bulletin of the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology, vol. 38, Fremantle (Australia), 2014, 65-72. ISSN: 0813-2801.
  30. Ruchida Plates of Mahabhavagupta; Year 8”,Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XXXIX, 2013, 26-42 & pls. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  31. Senapatisahi Plate of Sambhuyasa, Year 211”, (co-author), Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XXXVII, Mysore, 2012, 24-30 & pls. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  32. “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. ISBN: 978-93-5050-005-7.
  33. Rakasabahala Plate of Gayadatunga”,The Journal of Orissan History, vol. XXIV, Bhubaneswar, 2011, 21-30 & pl. ISSN: 2277-5560.
  34. “Patalinga Plate of Dandimahadevi, Year 190”,Epigraphia Indica, vol. XLIII, Pt. 1, 2011, 60-66 & pl. ISSN: 0013-9564.
  35. 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, 66-74. ISBN: 81-8090-048-2.
  36. “Dhanachanguda Plates of Silabhanjadeva, Year 2”, Journal of Bengal Art, vol. 15, Dacca (Bangladesh), 2010, 157-64 & pls. ISSN: 1607-1344
  37. The Gift after Purchase in the Inscriptions of Early Medieval Orissa”, Studies inIndian Epigraphy, vol. XXXIV, Mysore, 2009, 146-57. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  38. “Brahminical Immigration to Orissa from South India”, The Journal of OrissanHistory, Bhubaneswar, vol. XXI, December 2008, 94-99. ISSN: 2277-5560.
  39. Ancient Methods of Preserving Copper Plate Grants”, Indian Journal of History ofScience, New Delhi, 43.2, June 2008, 265-76. ISSN: 0019-5235.
  40. 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. ISSN: 0973-5003.
  41. Symbols and Syllables: Understanding the Origin and Development of the Brahmi Numerals”, Studies in Indian Epigraphy, vol. XXXI, Mysore, 2005, 76-107. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  42. “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. ISBN: 81-8090-045-2.
  43. Origin of the Brahmi Numerals: A Historiographical Critique”, TheJournal of Orissan History, vol. XVII, Bhubaneswar, Nov. 2004, 10-14. ISSN: 2277-5560.
  44. “Kayastha-Karanas of Orissa”, Studies in Indian Place Names, vol. XXIV, Mysore, 2004, 43-65. ISSN: 2394-3114.
  45. Dani’s Hypothesis on the Symbol Formation in Brahmi”, Indian Journal ofHistory of Science, vol. 39.2, New Delhi, 2004, 147-56. ISSN: 0019-5235.
  46. “Land Measures in early medieval Orissa”,Proceedings of the IndianHistory Congress, 61st Session, Kolkata, 2001, 252-61. ISSN: 2249-1937.
  47. Temburu Plates of Anantavarman”, Journal of the Epigraphical Society ofIndia, vol. XXV, Mysore, 1999, 106-09. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  48. A Reapprisal of the Mahasamund and Kauvatal Plates of Sudevaraja”, TheOrissa Historical Research Journal, vol. XLII (1-4), Bhubaneswar, 1998, 47-52. ISSN: 0474-7269.
  49. “Rural Settlements in South Kosala”, The Journal of Orissan History, vol. XIII-XIV, Sambalpur, 1995, 48-53. ISSN: 2277-5560.
  50. “A Note on Kara-PindakaChurnika”, Journal of the Epigraphical Societyof India, vol. XXI, Mysore, 1995, 87-88. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  51. On the Problem of the Vaisya-agrahara,” Journal of the EpigraphicalSociety of India, vol. XX, Mysore, 1994, 40-45. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  52. The Transition from the Numerical to the Decimal System in the Inscriptions of Orissa”,Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India, vol. XIX, Mysore, 1993, 52-62. ISSN: 0970-4760.
  53. “New Light on the Genealogy and Chronology of the Gangas of Svetaka”, Journal of the Orissa Research Society, No. 4, Bhubaneswar, 1993, 24-35.
  54. Identification of Shilabhanjadeva of the Madras Museum Plates of Narendradhavala”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 52nd Session, New Delhi, 1991-92, 1026-29. ISSN: 2249-1937.
  55. Evolution of the Institution of Beggary in Ancient India”, Annals of theBhandarkar Research Institute, vol. LXIX, Parts I-IV, Poona, 1988, 269-77. ISSN: 0378-1143.

BOOK CHAPTERS :

  1. Atharvavedic Brahmanas: Settlements, Status and Confinement”,P. Dubey (ed.), Epigraphy, Select Papers, DK Publishers Distributors Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2018, 1-33. ISBN: 978-93-87212-00-8.
  2. “Ghumsar Plates of Nettabhanja”, in B.R. Mani, A.K. Singh and Ravindra Kumar (eds.), Pracyabodha, Indian Archaeology and Tradition (Professor T.P. Verma Festschrift), II, Delhi, 2014, 454-59. ISBN: 9789350501450.
  3. “Chaurasi Plate of Sivakaradeva: A New Look”, S. Pradhan (ed.), Orissa :History, Cultureand Archaeology, D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 1999, 229-32. ISBN: 8-246-0117-8.
  4. Ten Fragmentary Stone Inscriptions from Bankada”, (co-author),, H.C. Das, S. Tripathy and B.K. Rath (eds.), KrisnaPrativa, Studies in Indology, Krishna Chandra Panigrahi Commemoration Volume, Sundeep Prakashan, Delhi, 1994, 61-68. ISBN: 81-85067-87-2.
  5. Vikramkhol Inscription and the Origin of the Brahmi Script”, P.K. Mishra (ed.), Culture, Tribal History and Freedom Movement, New Delhi, 1989, 5-14.

PROJECTS ( MAJOR GRANTS / COLLABORATIONS) :

  1. Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla: 1996-98
  2. Minor Research Project, UGC: (2002-04)
  3. Senior Fellowship, Ministry of Culture, Government of India: 2008-10.
  4. Major Research Project, UGC: 2015-18

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES :

  1. Organising Secretary of the joint annual session of the Epigraphical Society of India and Place Names Society of India during 16-18 November 2014.
  2. Organised the 74th session of the Indian History Congress in the University on 28-30 December 2013 when I was the Head of the Department.

Participated in a number of National Seminars held in India.

.