[Solved] In 1897, who translated the bargaon copper-plate of Ratnapala?

In 1897, who translated the bargaon copper-plate of Ratnapala?

A. Dr. Hoemle

B. Dr. S.K. Bhuyan

C. E.G. Glazie

D. M. Kosh

Answer: Dr. Hoemle

Explanation: In 1897, Dr. Hoemle translated the bargaon copper-plate of Ratnapala. The Baragaon plates, issued in the 25th regnal year of Ratnapala suggests that Brahma Pala abdicated in favour of his son. The author of the inscription extravagantly praised Ratna Pala, describing him as a terror to the Saka king [since there was no Saka king at Ratnapala’s time, the reference may be to the Shahis of Afghanistan (and Pakistan) who were sometimes represented as the descendants of the Kushans]; to the Lord of Gurjaras (apparently the Gurjara-Pratiharas of Kanauj); to the Gauda monarch (Rajyapala, 908-40 AD, of Bengal and Bihar); to the ruler of Kerala; to the Vahikas (often spelt Bahikas; of Punjab, particularly in the Sialkot region); to the Tayikas (also spelt Tajika; they were Arabs, no doubt meaning the Arabs of Sind in the present case) as well as the Dakshinatya kings. These claims, barring the case of the Gauda king, we poetical exaggerations by the scribe.

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