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Welcome to Epigraphy Branch, ASI, Government of India

The Epigraphy is the science of discovering, deciphering and interpreting inscriptions. These inscriptions on stone and other materials are the most authentic source of history. These epigraphs also tell us about evolution of art of Islamic Calligraphy.

Archaeological Survey of India has a special wing for epigraphical research consisting of two branches. Epigraphy Branch for Arabic and Persian Inscriptions located at Nagpur deals with Arabic and Persian Epigraphs and coins belonging to the medieval period of history in India.
शिलालेखों के अध्यन को 'इपिग्राफी' कहा जाता है. भारतीय पुरातत्व सर्वेक्षण की अरबी एवं फारसी अभिलेख शाखा नागपुर मे सिथत है जो अरबी एवं फारसी शिलालेखों की खोज, काग़ज़ पर उनके छापे लेकर उदवाचन और उनकी भाषा, लिपि, तिथि, शासक एवं ऐतिहासिक तथ्यो के आधार पर उनका विवरण प्रकाशित करती है.