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1) Coins form an invaluable source in reconstruction of India past. Explain with examples from ancient India.(250 words)

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) Coins form an invaluable source in reconstruction of India past. Explain with examples from ancient India.(250 words)

Reference

Indian Art and culture by Nitin Singhania

Why this question:

The question seeks to ascertain the importance of coins as an important source of studying past and reconstructing history.

Key demand of the question:

The question seeks the importance of coins as the source of archaeological evidence the reconstruction of Ancient Indian History.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start with briefly introducing how coins form a invaluable part in reconstruction of India’s Ancient past.

Body:

Body should explain in detail coinage provides information about various different components of Ancient India.

The body should be clearly demarcated in political, economic, social, cultural and technological information provided by the coins of the Ancient Indian age.

Relevant examples should be provided to substantiate your answers and they should be clearly highlighted as it is specifically asked in the questions.

In a sentence or two, just mention a passing reference regarding certain limitations of the coins as source of history.

Conclusion:

Summarize the entire answer as to how coins form an invaluable part of the past.