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Taxila: An Illustrated Account of Archaeological Excavations Carried Out at Taxila (3 Volume Set)

Price : $359.75
ISBN # : 9788177421064
Author : Sir John Marshal
pages: 895
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Aditya Prakashan
Published : 2011

An illustrated account of Archaeological excavations Carried out at Taxila under the orders of the Government of India between the Years 1913 and 1934 This reprint has been produced from the 1951 Cambridge edition in its original size. Every care has been taken to reproduce the inscriptions etc. to match the clarity of the original work. This exhaustive work, based entirely upon excavation and research, covers the history of the North-West of India for a thousand years-from the sixth century B.C. To the fifth A.D.-and embodies the result of 22 years of labour on the site of Taxila itself, which was the most important city in the Panjab and North-West, is the only city of the historic period of India that has yet been systematically excavated, and the result achieved revolutionise our knowledge of the material culture and economic condition of the people, and bring out with remarkable clearness the changes wrought through the successive conquest by Persians, Greeks rule in India during the first century A.D. The materials dealt with are diverse and voluminous; for apart from the array of buildings unearthed and now standing in situ-fortifications, palaces, houses, temples, monasteries-they comprise large collections of domestic utensils and implements, arms, sculptures, jewellery, coins gems and inscriptions. The work has been undertaken under the auspices of the Government of India. It consists of two volumes of text and one of plates.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 03 January, 2012.

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