Author: Deo Prakash Sharma
Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8180900339
The book Archaeology of Lower Ganga-Yamuna Doab includes field research work. Various controversies of Kausambi excavations done by G.R. Sharma have been discussed in this work. B.B. Lal had raised few points after a gap of 30 years of these excavations. This region consisting of Fatehppur, Kausambi and Allahabad district and has many significant discoveries like Reh inscription of Menander (Posthumous) and inscribed 3rd century A.D. Siva Linga from Mazilgao, Neolithic tools from Khaga and Jhunsi. The burnt brick structures in this region have been traced back to c. 700 B.C. at Kausambi and Jhunsi.
This publication also includes brick temples from Fatehpur, Jain sculptures from Asothar, Balakmau and Jain rock-cut caves from Pabhosa. This work coordinates architectural discoveries from Kausambi and Sringaverpur, Buddhist monastery of Kausambi and sacrificial altar syenciti of Purushamedha of mid 2nd century B.C. from Kausambi after subjecting them to micro-level study. This book also includes art and architecture of Kausambi and Sringaverpur. Stone and terracotta images of this region were studied and documented in detail. Another significant work was reporting of more than a dozen N.B.P. and early historic sites by author.
The present work is divided into six chapters. These chapters are on ecological setting of Lower Doab, Lower Ganga-Yamuna Doab through the ages, exploration and excavations, art style and architecture of Allahabad pillar, earliest structures at Kausambi, Syenciti and Purushamedha from Kausambi, Kusana palace architecture, Buddhist monastery, Kusana period tank from Srigaverpur, stone images, and terracotta art.
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I. Ecological setting of the Ganga-Yamuna Doab through the Ages
II. Exploration/Excavation in Doab Region
V. Newly Discovered N.B.P. Ware (c.700-100 B.C.) Sites in Fatehpur