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The Bhilsa Topes or Buddhist Monuments of Central India

 
Alexander Cunningham (Author)
Synopsis Present work describes the Buddhist monuments discovered by Sir Alexander Cunningham around Bhilsa in Central India, viz., topes at Sanchi, Sonari, Satdhara, Bhojpur and Andheri. It also gives a historical account of the rise, progress and decline of Buddhism; the synods; the life and faith of Sakya; the symbols of Buddha, Dhamma and Samgha.
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Alexander Cunningham

Sir Alexander Cunningham (1814-1893) was the first Archaeological Surveyor to the Government of India (1861-1865), the department was abolished in 1865, but revived in 1870, with Cunningham as Director, he held the post until he retired in 1885. Apart from his official reports of his annual tours and his occasional contribution to the Asiatic Society of Bengal, he wrote on Ladakh; The Bhilsa Topes; The Ancient Geography of Inscriptions of Ashoka; The Stupa of Bharhut; The Book of Indian Eras; Mahabodhi; Coins of Mediaeval India; Coins of Indo-Scythian Sakas and Kush; Coins of Alexander’s Successors in the East.

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Title The Bhilsa Topes or Buddhist Monuments of Central India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8121507596
length xxxvi+370p., Plates; Appendices.