What are inscriptions? Describe some of its features in detail.

Inscriptions are the written text generally on hard surfaces that includes stones, potteries or several metal surfaces. Some of its features are:

  1. They are historically important as they act as a source of information about the social and political situation in those times.
  2. They generally gave information about the achievements of the Kings and were written by men under the service of the Kings.
  3. The inscriptions also gave information about the religious donations made by the Kings.
  4. Some of the earliest inscriptions were generally written in the Prakrit.
  5. Few inscriptions also mentioned the date of their commission. In other cases, the actual dates of the inscriptions can be determined by several techniques.

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