10th century copper plate reveals new history of Jharkhand

Archaeologist Harendra Sinha is excited about the discovery of a rare copper plate Jaint Garh, a small village near Chaibasa, India, which includes information on a 10th century land grant with "details of the ruler and his family, purpose of the grant along with the details of the beneficiary."

The 31X20 cm. copper plate was inscribed in proto Belgali, and showed that the issuer was a Shaivite and a ruler of Chandravashi clan. “We would very soon decipher the copper plate which would am sure give a lot of new information about the history of Jharkhand, bringing new facets of the culture to light,” asserted Sinha.