Archaeological geography of the Ganga plain: the upper Ganga (Oudh, Rohilkhand, and the Doab)
Based on archaeological field-work for six seasons (1999-2001, 2002-05), this book examines the problems of ancient political units, urban centres, and routes of the upper Ganga plain between Pratapgarh in the south and the foothills of Uttaranchal (Uttarakhand) in the north. This also examines how the links were maintained between this Himalayan belt and the plains, and what could be the general period by which the Himalayan pilgrim-spots the earlier one on the archaeological geography of the lower and the middle Ganga plain sum up the author`s observations on the historico-geographical survey of the Ganga plain which he conducted for fourteen field seasons beginning in 1991. In many ways these books demonstrate how it is possible to gain insights into the ancient historical reality of a region by going over the modern ground with a feel for the land, historical reality of a region by going over the modern ground with a feel for the land, historical understanding, and the scholarship to back it.
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Location of sites in Lower Doab and Oudh
Location of sites between Kannauj and Kashipur
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acres acres-c Agra agricultural Ahichchhatra Alamgirpur Aligarh alignment antiquity archaeological Awagarh black-on-red brickbats Buddhist Bulandshahr centre Chakrabarti coins Cunningham 1871 district Doab E—on E—the earlier early centuries early historic early medieval east excavated extensive fortification fragments Fuhrer Ganga Ganga plain gazetteer grey ware Gupta period Harappan tradition Haridwar Hastinapur high mound high—early centuries Hindon important India inscription Jaina Jajmau Kali Nadi Kampil Kannauj Kanpur Kashipur Khera Kheri kilometres Kushan Kushan period later located Lucknow mahajanapada major Mathura Meerat miles northwest miles southeast modern village Moradabad mosque Musanagar Nadi Nala northeast Oudh painted Panchala period bricks Pilibhit pillars pottery Pratapgarh Ramganga red pottery red ware region right bank river road—c Rohilkhand route ruins Saharanpur Sankisa sculptures sector settlement Shajahanpur sherds Sinoli southwest structural mound stupa Sugh temple terracotta territory tributary upper Ganga Uttar Pradesh valley Vanga Yamuna