Report of a Tour through the Bengal Provinces

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Archaeological Survey of India.


REPORT

OF

A TOUR THROUGH THE BENGAL PROVINCES

OF

PATNA, GAYA, MONGIR, AND BHAGALPUR;

THE SANTAL PARGANAS, MANBHIJM, SINGHBHUM, AND BIRBHUM;

BANKURA, RANIGANJ, BARD WAN, AND HUGHLI;

IN

1872-73.

By J. D. BEGLAR,
ASSISTANT, ARCHÆOLOGICAL SURVEY.

UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF
MAJOR-GENERAL A. CUNNINGHAM, C.S.I., C.I.E.,
DIRECTOR-GENERAL, ARCHÆOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA.


VOLUME VIII.


"What is aimed at is an accurate description, illustrated by plans, measurements, drawings or photographs, and by copies of inscriptions, of such remains as most deserve notice, with the history of them so far as it may be traceable, and a record of the traditions that are preserved regarding them."—Lord Canning.

"What the learned would demand of us in India is to be quite certain of our data, to place the monumental record before them exactly as it now exists, and to interpret it faithfully and literally"—James Prinsep.

Bengal Asiatic Society's Journal, 1838, p. 227.


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LIST OF PLATES.


  1. Map of Magadha.
  2. Kol Valley and Mandar Hill
  3. Ruins of Dulmi.
  4. Old Fort near Jamúi and Indappe.
  5. Buddha Gaya Stone and Sitamarhi Cave.
  6. Plans of Temples.
  7. Plans of Temples
  8. Tribeni, Plan and Section.
  9. Plan of Baidyanâth Temple
  10. Pillars of Baidyanâth Temple.
  11. Pillars at Pachet, Raghogarh, and Pali.
  12. Pillars at Para, Kauwa-Dol, Konch, and Hasra.
  13. Pillars at Garhwâ and Balrâmpur
  14. Basement Mouldings, Barâkar and Pandra.
  15. Ditto ditto, Katras, Ekteswar, and Pakbirra.
  16. Sections of Temples, Katras, Chechgaon, and Mandar.
  17. Cross Section of Temple at Dulmi.
  18. Mouldings of Temples at Barâkar and Bahulâra.
  19. Section of Temple at Burâm.
  20. Basement Mouldings, Jaunpur and Garhwâ.
  21. Section and Mouldings of Temple at Burâm.
  22. Map to illustrate Vols. VII and VIII, Arechæological Reports.


This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.