First published in 1871, this is a detailed geographical study of India's Buddhist period, up to the seventh century CE. Written by the influential archaeologist Sir Alexander Cunningham (1814-93), it draws on material ranging from the campaigns of Alexander the Great to the travels of the Buddhist pilgrim Xuanzang.
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About the Author
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 Cunnigham as Director; he held the post until he retired in 1885.
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