The Ancient Geography of India: The Buddhist Period, Including the Campaigns of Alexander, and the Travels of Hwen-Thsang

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 2013 - History - 638 pages
'Ancient geography' refers here to India's Buddhist period up to the seventh century CE, during which time Buddhism was the subcontinent's dominant religion. First published in 1871, this detailed study covering this period was written by Sir Alexander Cunningham (1814-93), who served as an officer in the East India Company and then went on to found and direct the Archaeological Survey of India. He had become an expert on the country's ancient geography owing to his experience as a surveyor. In this work he draws on material ranging from the campaigns of Alexander the Great to the travels of the seventh-century Buddhist pilgrim Xuanzang, who recorded much about India's geographical, political, religious and cultural landscape. Although this book was published as Part I, a subsequent volume on the Muslim period was never completed.
 

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Contents

Arachosia or Ghazni
39
KASHMIR
89
Q01k OJNH
103
TQKI on PANJQB
154
2 Shorkot or Middle Panj ab
203
WESTERN INDIA
248
Massanw and Saline or Sogdi
257
GURJJARA
312
Kusa
414
garanasi or Banaras
435
Magadha
447
Kankjol
478
Maheswarapura
488
Vadari or Eder
498
Odra or Orissa
510
CEYLON
557

CENTRAL INDIA
327
26
328
Brahmapura
355
Vmnddoana
373
Pra a
388
1
563
B Measures of Distance Yojana Li Krosa
571
Correction of Error in Ptolemys Eastern Longitudes
577
357
579
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