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The Kushan Civilization: Urban Development and Material Culture

B R Mani (Author)

The present work is aimed at an attempt to understand the diverse elements of life and culture in the times of a many-hued people-the Kushans. They came from the Central Asian steppes in the Oxus zone and brought with them its obscure traditions, leaving their indelible stamp on the history of civilization. Tracing the pattern of their ethos through the Cindrella of the Arts- Architecture-and classical literature, B.R. Mani offers an indepth study of the history and lifestyle of the Kushans. He has captured the earthly quintessence of the Kushan Age by delving into the numismatology, organization of government, industrial growth, intercontinental trade of the period. Involving a labour of ten years, the book is well worth a perusal by students of archaeology and history for the sheer erudition and phraseology of the author.

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About the author

B R Mani

Dr Buddha Rashmi Mani (b.1955) in Mussorrie, U.P. belongs to a family of academicians. He took his Master's degree from Banaras Hindu University in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology securing a first rank and the prestigious BHU and Attekar Gold Medals. In 1980 he obtained his Ph.D. degree. He has held the position of the lecturer in BHU and Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath. At present he is the Deputy Superintending Archaeologist in the Archaeological Survey of India. Besides having taken part in excavations, he is a life member of the Numismatic Society of India and contributes to its journal regularly.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Kushan Civilization: Urban Development and Material Culture
Author B R Mani
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.08.2013
Edition 2nd. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350501207
length xvi+234p., Colour & B/W Plates; 29cm.