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Bengal Sultanate Coins

In 1996 I undertook a research project entitled "Coinage and Currency System of Bengal Sultans (1204-1576 AD inmy capacity as Fellow of the Institute. A part of this project involved indepth study and documentation of coins preserved in public collections inridge the UK. I applied for a Visiting Fellowship in 1997 and received the award in 1998 which was the ideal time for mto visit the UK after completing the first phase of rsearch work on the coin hoards of the Bengal Sultanate in India.

Study of Mediterranean pottery and other material relating to early trade in the Indian Ocean.

In my three month stay in the UK, I worked with Professor David Peacock and his team in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. We jointly wrote a paper on Mediterranean amphorae from Nevasa India. I produced a scond paper on " Impact of Indo-Roman trade of western India", which was published in the Journal of South Asian Studies of the British Academy. The award gave me the opportunity to initiate meaningful collaborations with scholars in the UK. I have delivered lectures at various institutes and academic gatherings in India and abroad.