Report of Tours in the Gangetic Provinces from Badaon to Bihar, in 1875-76 and 1877-78. Archaeological Survey of India - Volume XI

By: Cunningham, Alexander

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Rebacked in original boards, with most of original cloth spine laid down. Later endpapers. Lacking the half-title leaf. ; Scarce first edition. (iii)-vi, [2], 197, [1 (blank)] pages + 44 plates (3 folding). Lacking half-title leaf. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Rebacked with later endpapers. Page dimensions: 239 x 150mm. The plates include maps, plans, and illustrations of temple architecture and religious sculptures and carvings. Some of the illustrations are lithographs, some are photozincographs."The present volume contains the results of a tour in the Gangetic Provinces in 1877-78. In this report I have described many curious and interesting remains of Hindu architecture and sculpture of all ages. Of the old Buddhistic times, there are the ancient mounds of Panch Pahari, of the 'Five hills,' close to Patna, from whence Akbar viewed the city when he was besieging Daud Shah, the last king of Bengal. Of the same age are the old temples and stupas of Sravasti and Tandwa. Of the Indo-Scythian period, there is a very curious group of sculpture fom Tusaran Bihar, near Allahabad. Of the Gupta age, there are the two inscribed stone pillars at Bilsar, in the Doab, recording the name of Kumara Gupta, with the early date of Sambat 96 of the Gupta era. Of a later period, there are some very curious and interesting illustrations in the brick temples of Bhitargaon, Paraoli, and Rar, near Cawnpore, with their vaulted roofs and terra-cotta bas-reliefs." - from the Introduction, page v.

Title: Report of Tours in the Gangetic Provinces from Badaon to Bihar, in 1875-76 and 1877-78. Archaeological Survey of India - Volume XI

Author Name: Cunningham, Alexander

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Calcutta, Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing: 1880

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21498

Keywords: India Anthropology