Associate Professor

Head, Post-Graduate Department of History                                         

R K Talreja College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Ulhasnagar 

(Permanently Affiliated to the University of Mumbai)                                  

Recipient of the Justice K. T. Telang Research Fellowship by the Asiatic Society of Mumbai for the research Project on “Rekindling the History of Śilāhāras of North Kokaṇa as gleaned through the recent Epigraphical Revelations” (2013-2014)

MemberMm. Dr. P. V. Kane Institute for Post Graduate Studies and Research, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai.

Ph.D. (Ancient Indian Culture) Awarded by the  Mm. Dr. P. V. Kane Institute for Post Graduate Studies and Research, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, (affiliated to the University of Mumbai) in Ancient Indian Culture. (February 2006)

Title of the Thesis: The Position of Women in Deccan as Gleaned through inscriptions: 200 B.C. – 1200 A. D.

M.Phil (History) – University of Mumbai – 1997

Title of Dissertation: The Spy Network of Chhatrapati Shivaji-1648 A.D.-1680 A.D.

Teaching Experience –Twenty-Two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate & postgraduate level at R. K. Talreja College of Arts,  Commerce & Science, UNR., 3, Dist. Thane, Maharashtra. (Permanently affiliated to the University of Mumbai)

Invited Talks

  1. Hindu Women as depicted in the inscriptions of ancient Deccan: A Paradigm Shift in the Historiographic Perception of Hindu Women: Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, University of Oxford, UK,  9th May 2013.
  2. Glimpses: Women in Deccan as seen through inscriptions: Stuttgart, Germany as a part of Mumbai – Stuttgart Twin City Festival, arranged by the University of Stuttgart and the Hermann Gundert Gesselschaft, Stuttgart, Germany on 10th July 2008.
  3. Women in Ancient India as gleaned from the inscriptions, Mythopia, Mumbai, 17 November 2019
  4. Analysis of Early Brahmi Inscriptions, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai. 17th October 2015.
  5. Field Trip to Kuda Caves to analyse the Brahmi Inscriptions, Centre for Archaeology, Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, University of Mumbai, 13th September 2015
  6. Mathura through Ages: Epigraphical Analysis of the Social History: Centre for Archaeology, Centre for Extra-Mural Studies,  University of Mumbai, 31st July 2015
  7. Emergence and Evolution of Brahmi Script, for the Advanced Diploma in archaeology at the Department of Extra Mural Studies, University of Mumbai, 11th November 2014
  8. Epigraphy as the Source of Ancient Indian Culture’ for the Certificate Course in Ancient Indian Culture of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, 8th November 2014
  9. Emergence and Evolution of Brahmi Script: The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, 11th October 2014.
  10. प्राचीन भारतीय शिलालेखांतील स्त्रिया’ for the Rotary Club of Kalyan, 21st August 2014
  11. Interpreting Social History through various inscriptions of the Śilāhāras of Northern Kokaṇa: Centre for Archaeology, Centre for Extra-Mural Studies,  University of Mumbai, 8th June 2014.
  12. गद्धेगाळ: प्राचीन कोरीव लेखांतील शापवचने’  at Sahyadri Mitra Snehasammelan’, Dadar, Mumbai,13th April 2014
  13. Indian Epigraphy: Inscriptional Base of Historical Research: Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, University of Mumbai, 23rd March 2014.
  14. Indian Epigraphical Sources’ at K M Agarwal College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Kalyan, 5th October 2013
  15. Early Indian Epigraphy: Inscriptional Base of Historical Research: Department of History & Sanskrit, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, 8th August 2013
  16. शिलालेखातील स्त्री जीवन, Sathaye College, Vile Parle, Mumbai, 4th February 2012.
  17. Secret Information Management,  UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Commerce, organized by the Academic Staff College, Mumbai, 25th February 2007

Participation in Seminars /Conferences

  1. Resettling of the Learned Brahmanas of ancient Karad: An Epigraphical Analysis :International Conference on Maharashtra – Oxford, 24th September 2021
  2. Property Rights of Women as Gleaned through Inscriptions: MM P V Kane Annual Seminar, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, 21st February 2015
  3.  Kalyāṇa Copper Plates of Śilāhāra King Chittarāja (Śakē 941), Annual Conference of the Epigraphical Society of India, Allahabad, November 2012
  4. Emergence & Evolution of Cāndrasēnīya Kāyastha Prabhū as a Caste: An Epigraphical Assertion, MM P V Kane Annual Seminar, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, 20th February 2012.
  5. Female Benefactors of the rock-cut caves at Karle and Bhaje: 4th Conference of South and South-East Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (co-organized by the UNESCO, IAHR and CPIH) on ‘Mountains in the Religions of South and South-East Asia: Place, Culture and Power’, Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan , 30th June and 3rd July 2011.
  6. Leading Buddhist Women of Ancient India: 12th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women of the World , Bangkok, Thailand, June 12-18, 2011.
  7. Propagation of religions by courtesans in ancient India: Epigraphical Substantiation, MM P V Kane Annual Seminar, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, 19th  April 2011
  8. Institution of marriage as perceived through the inscriptions, Annual Congress of XXXVI Annual Congress of Epigraphical Society of India and XXX Annual Congress of Place Names Society of India on 18 -20 March 2011)
  9. Women in Deccan: An Epigraphical Substantiation: 200 BC – 1200 AD, International conference jointly organized by “Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana, New Delhi” and “Indic Studies Foundation, California” on distortions in Indian history on 9th January  2009.
  10. War: Killing Humanity, National Conference on Peace & Humanity organized by the K.J. Somaiya College, Vidyavihar, Mumbai, 17th February 2007.



  1. अलौकिका (ALAUKIKA) Param Mitra Publication, Thane, ISBN:  978-93-80875-07-1 published on  22nd December 2010.

Articles in Books:

  1. Understanding Various Facets of Economy During the Reign of the Shilaharas of North Konkan, in Socio-Economic Dynamics of Indian, Society: A Historical Overview, ed. Tilak Abhay, Vivek Group Publication, Mumbai, 2018, pp. 263-275
  2. Mother – The soul of Indian family structure: An Epigraphical substantiation in Dynamic Aspects of Religion in India, ed. Anjali Chauhan, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015.
  3. Virgal: Epitome Of Valor Of Unsung Heroes As Cherished By Women in Cultural Contours of History and Archaeology (Festschrift In honour of Prof. P. Chenna Reddy), Volume V- Art, ISBN:9789350500699, 2014.

Published Articles:

  1. उत्तर कोकणातील शिलाहारांच्या काळातील अर्थव्यवस्थेचे विविध पैलू:एक पुराभिलेखीय अवलोकन, समीचीन, ISSN-2250-2335, Peer reviewed and UGC Care Listed Journal , April-June 2022, year 15, Volume 31, pp. 55-59
  2. Understanding the Rise of Feudal Powers at Sanjan Mandala through Kautuka Mathika, Historicity Research Journal, ISSN: 2393-8900 Impact Factor : 2.7825(UIF) VolUme – 8 | ISSUe – 6 | February – 2022, pp. 1-4
  3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Rock Inscription of Someshvara, Studies in Indian Epigraphy, Vol-XLVI, 2021, pp. 80-84, ISSN 0970-4760
  4. Kiravali Stone Inscription of Shilahara King Anantadeva III (Shaka Era 1170) in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Vol-89-90 for 2015-2017, ISSN 0972-0766
  5. पिप्रहवा (Piprahwa) in  Marathi Vishvakosh
  6. मस्की येथील लघुलेख (Maski : Minor Rock Edict) in  Marathi Vishvakosh
  7. हाथीगुंफा शिलालेख (Hathigumpha Inscription) in  Marathi Vishvakosh
  8. जुनागढ येथील रुद्रदामनचा शिलालेख (Junagadh rock inscription of Rudradaman) in  Marathi Vishvakosh
  9. अजिंठा : वाकाटककालीन शिलालेख in  Marathi Vishvakosh
  10. समुद्रगुप्त याचा अलाहाबाद स्तंभलेख  in Marathi Vishvakosh
  11. Female Patrons of Early Buddhism in Ancient India: An Epigraphical Analysis, Journal of Historical Archaeology & Anthropological Sciences, Volume 1 Issue 4 – 2017, July 03, 2017, eISSN: 2573-2897 (Citation: Mokashi R (2017)  DOI:10.15406/jhaas.2017.01.00021
  12. शिलाहार राजा तिसरा अनंतदेव याचा किरवली शिलालेख, Traimasik, Bharat Itihas Samshodhan Mandal, Vol-93, April 2016-March 2017, Pune, pp. 16-20
  13. शिलाहार राजा झंझ आणि शिवमंदिराची आख्यायिका: पुराभिलेखीय अवलोकन, Traimasik, Bharat Itihas Samshodhan Mandal, Vol-93, April 2016-March 2017, Pune, pp. 21-36
  14. Brahmi Inscriptions from Kondane Caves, Ancient Asia, Journal of the Society of South Asia,8: 3, pp. 1–7, DOI:, April 2017
  15. An inventory of newly Discovered Ass Curse Stelae (Gaddhegal Stones) from Maharashtra, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Vol-87, 2013-2014, ISSN- 0972-0766
  16. King Jhanjha and the Legend of Shiva Temples: An Epigraphical Analysis, Research Deliberation- An International Journal for Humanities and Social Science, (refereed journal) Volume-II Issue -I, May 2016, ISSN-2395-7778
  17. The Chalukyas of South Konkan as Gleaned through the Inscriptions, Historicity,February 2016, ISSN: 2393-8900 Impact Factor: 0.4521 UIF (online)
  18. Contribution of Narayan Jagannath Vaidya towards Reforms in the Education System of Sindh and the Legacy of Narayan Jagannath Vaidya (NJV) High School of Karachi, Samshodhak, Itihasacharya V K Rajwade Samshodhan Mandal, year 83, Volume 4, December 2015, ISSN 2394-5990
  19. Emergence & Evolution of Cāndrasēnīya Kāyastha Prabhū as a Caste: An Epigraphical Assertion: Prag Samiksha, Vol-3, August 2015, ISSN: 2321-659X
  20. Gaddhegal Stones: An Analysis of Imprecations and Engraved Illustrations: International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, August 2015, ISSN- 2278-0211 (online double-blind peer reviewed-GIF: 0.675 for 2015)
  21. Property Rights of Hindu Women in the Context of Ownership, Transfer and Transmission of Property: An Epigraphical Analysis: Research Deliberation- An International Journal for Humanities and Social Science, (refereed journal) May 2015, ISSN-2395-7778, pp. 22-38
  22. The Interlude of Jaitugi: Evaluation of the Sandor Inscription, Prag Samiksha, Vol-II, Issue-II, February 2015, ISSN 2321-659X
  23. Expressions of Faith: Courtesans as Gleaned through Ancient Indian Donative Inscriptions, International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp: (491-497), April – June 2015, ISSN 2348-3164 (online)
  24. Gaddhegal: The Ass Curse Stele Tradition of Ancient Maharashtra, MARG Volume 66, No.1, pp. 66-75, September 2014, ISSN:  0972-1444
  25. Finding space for Upasikas in the annals of ancient Indian Buddhism: Inscriptional evidence of the lay female devotees: Conference Proceedings, Buddhism at Grassroots, 13th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women, Vaishali, India, Conference Proceedings published by Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, USA, 2013
  26. Women in Deccan as gleaned through inscriptions: 200 BCE- 1200 AD       ISSN 1754-0909
  27. Panvel Copper Plate of  Śilāhāra King Chittarājā (śaka 947): Traimasik, Quarterly of Bharat Itihas Samshodhak Mandal, Pune, Volume 90, No. 1-4, July 2013-April 2014, pp. 45-50
  28. Daṃḍadaśapārādha and Kumārīsāhasadaṃḍa: Criminal Code for Protection in Women of Ancient Deccan   As Gleaned Through Inscriptions: Itihas Darpan, Volume XIX (1), Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana, New Delhi, 2014, ISSN 974-3065x.
  29. छित्तराजा याचा नवा ताम्रपट, Traimasik, Bharat Itihas Samshodhak Mandal Quarterly, Year-89, July 2012-April 2013, Pune.
  30. Female patronage at Buddhist Rock Cut Caityas at Kārle and Bhāje:  International Journal of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Research, Volume 2, October 2013, double peer-reviewed, ISSN:22773630, GIF: 3.503
  31. Kalyāṇa Copper Plates of Śilāhāra King Chittarāja (1019 CE): Ancient Planet Online, Patras, Greece, Volume 4, February 2013, ISSN_ 2241-5157.
  32. Water as Recorded in the ancient Indian Inscriptions: Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar On Water Management by the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, 8th September 2012, ISBN-978-81-903978-2-8
  33. Unveiling Bhikkhunīs in Oblivion: Ancient Bhikkhunī Sangha as revealed in the inscriptions of Rock Cut Caves of Western Deccan: PRESENT,  California, USA, 2012, ISSN 2156-0099.
  34. Ữ PHẬT TỬ XUẤT CÁCH TẠI ẤN ĐỘ CỔ ĐẠI – Rupali Mokashi – Dịch Việt Sư cô Viên Ngạn (Vietnamese Version_Women in annals of Buddhist History)
  35. Institution of marriage as perceived through the inscriptions: Studies in Indian Epigraphy, The Epigraphical Society of India, Mysore, 2012.
  36. Devadasis as seen in the Inscriptions: Dr. M. D. Sampath Felicitation Volume, published by Journal of the Ancient Sciences and Archaeological Society of India, 2008.


12 thoughts on “me

  1. Thank you for contacting me. If any of your work about Women in Ancient Deccan relates to ‘women who were lovers of wisdom’ I would be glad to publish it on the web site. Or if you can offer any other information about women philosophers (lovers of wisdom) in India who lived up to the end of the 20th century. (I do not cover women after 2000 since there is a Contemporary Women Philosophers wiki)

    What is interesting is that the page about Gargi is one of the most frequently pages on the site.

    I am also starting to collect the names of the first women to graduate with a Phd in philosophy from every University in the world and the first woman to teach philosophy full time.

    Again, thank you for contacting me.

    Kate Lindemann Ph.d

  2. I congratulate you for your scholarly contribution in the topics of general as well as specific interest. Your academic pursuit is unique in many ways. Your deep understanding of the sources like epigraphs is commendable. Hope you will continue to contribute for Marathi Vishwakosh for the benefit of Marathi speaking world.

  3. Hello madam, I am a layman in this subject of history. But I am a enthusiast. I found article in the Marg magazine regarding gaddheghal. I wanted to know to about one such gaddheghal. Its a famous one which you have mentioned in your article, better known as “the Mahul Stone Inscription of Haripaladeva”
    This specific edict is known to have first reference of Dombivli, the bustling suburb of Mumbai. With that reference, the edict gets even more important. As a resident of Dombivli, I can see the reference of this eeict, however there is no mention of where this inscription lies currently and whether it is available for public viewing. As a historian, I believe you might be having the information regarding where this edict lies. I wish to know that just as a matter of curiosity as the artefact is a matter of pride for all the citizens of Dombivli like me. Therefore, if you know this bit of information, please share it with me on or kindly put in public forum so that all the millions of Dombivli residents can also know where they can find the ever first ever mention of their city. Thanks

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