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South Asian non secular artwork grew to become codified in the course of the Kusana interval (ca. starting of the second to the mid third century). but, to this point, neither the chronology nor nature of Kusana artwork, marked by means of nice variety, is easily understood. The Kusana Empire was once large, stretching from Uzbekistan via northern India, and its multicultural creative expressions turned the fountainhead for a lot of South Asian artwork. the basis of this ebook is that Kusana paintings achieves larger readability via analyses of the humanities and cultures of the Pre Kusana international, these lands turning into the Empire. Fourteen papers during this e-book through prime specialists on nearby topography and connective pathways; interregional, multicultural comparisons; paintings ancient, archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic and textual reports symbolize the 1st coordinated attempt having this concentration.

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From areas of western Pakistan and southern Pakistan as far south as Daibal (Bambhore) near Karachi. Conclusion A traveler, whether s/he began from Bactria, Kapi≤a/Begram, Ghazni, Kandahar, or Herat, and whether s/he stopped at Peshawar, Pußkalàvatì, Taxila, Bannu, Derajat, Multan, Quetta, or Khuzdar, ultimately would arrive at Mathurà, the gateway to Northern India. From here onward was Àryàvarta—the land of the Aryans, where a region with a different topography, route system, and cultural tradition awaited the traveler.

The Kurram Valley Route There is an old route south of Khyber Pass. The Spin Gar (Safed Koh) separates the two from each other. Both the Khyber and the 34 Raverty 1878, 184–189, route nos. 37 and 38. Sh r R. i ch To 5 4 5 3 1 2 To c R. 6 7 hi R. a R Ga mb 8 14 ila R. 9 BANNU n . 12 10 11 15 AKRA Ca n 13 hk ot l mbil a Ga c R. Ku rr a m R. Fig. 7 Map showing archaeological sites in the Kurram and Tochi Valleys, Bannu Basin in 1991: 1 Dre Ghunderai, 2. Islam Chowki, 3. Tarakai Qila, 4. Tarakai Ghundai, 5.

18 Kabul itself has not yielded any relic of the period under reference. However, the site of Tepe Maranjan near Kabul has revealed a painted statue of a bodhisattva and some 16 J. Hackin, Recherches archéologiques à Begram, MDAFA 9 (1939); J. N. P. Gupta and Lokesh Chandra (Delhi, 1970), 232. 17 Ali, 1994: 1–164; Ali, 1999: 1–38. J. Barthoux, “Les fouilles de Ha∂∂a,” MDAFA 4 and 6 (1930); Dikshit 1970, 232. D. 25 Closer to the eastern gate of the Khyber Pass at Jamrod—more correctly between the campus of Peshawar University and the Peshawar Cantonment—there once used to be a huge settlement site and a big Buddhist stùpa at Tahkal, now totally obliterated.

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