Some Grey Areas in Fixing the Date of the Vakataka Phase of Ajanta Caves
By Rajesh K.Singh
This essay is a kind of historiography, which attempts to investigate afresh some of the vital points in dating the Ajanta caves of the Mahayana or Vakataka period. The need for the ta...
Plan of the Barabar Caves and an elevation of the entrance to the Lomas Rishi Cave, Gaya, Bihar - 1814
Pen-and-ink drawing of the plan of the Barabar Caves and an elevation of the entrance to the Lomas Rishi Cave at Gaya in Bihar, dated 1814. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Gya.' The excavation of t...
View of entrance to Lomas Rishi Cave and Sudama Cave, Barabar Hills, Bihar - 1870
Photograph of the entrance to Lomas Rishi and Sudama caves taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. The excavation of these two caves has been both architecturally and epigraphically dated to around 250 BC, when ...
Entrance to the Lomas Rishi Cave, Barabar Hills, Gaya, Bihar - 1865
Photograph of the entrance to the Lomas Rishi cave taken by Alexander E. Caddy in 1895. The excavation of this cave has been dated both architecturally and epigraphically to around 250 BC, when the area was ruled by the Mauryan ...
Digital Rare Book:
A Historical View of the Hindu Astronomy, from the earliest dawn of science in India to the present time.
In two parts:
Part I. The ancient astronomy.
Part II. The modern astronomy, with an explanation of the apparent cause of its introduction, and the various impositions tha...
How history was made up at Nalanda
By Arun Shourie | June 28, 2014
“The mine of learning, honoured Nalanda” — that is how the 16th-17th century Tibetan historian, Taranath, referred to the university at Nalanda. At the time I-tsing was at the university, there were 3,700 monks. The tota...