Journal: Gandharan Studies

Monographs

Publications in progress

 

1. Calamity of Gandhāran Archaeology
Rouges, Pretenders and the Dabbling Ducks

2. Rock Art in the Upper Indus Valley

3. Studying Buddhist Art in Context

4. Gandhara-China Connection - Archaeological, Iconographic and Epigraphic Evidence

 

Publications available with CGBS:

Kharoshthi Manuscripts from Gandhara

Coins from Kashmir Smast - New Numismatic Evidence.

Treasures from Kashmir Smast - The Earliest Shaiva Monastic Establishement

Buddhist Paintings in Gandhara

 

5. The Sacred and the Secular. Investigating the Unique Stupa and Settlement Site of Aziz Dheri. Volume 4

Publication of Volume 4 on Aziz Dheri, one of the most important Buddhist sites, is in progress. This volumes focuses on the excavation conducted in 2011 by Dr. M. Nasim Khan and will be published jointly by the Centre for Gandhāran and Buddhist Studies and the Department of Archaeology, University of Peshawar. The most important findings during Aziz Dheri investigation in 2011 were dozens of sealings, some stone sculptures with anomalies in iconography and the discovery of a small built stupa and a prayer chamber inside a house. These elements probably explain unintended violations of the teachings of the Buddha.

 

 

 

Kashmir Smast: The Earliest Seat of Hindus Learning (ISBN 978-969-9270-06-2)

Excavation at Kashmir Smast was first started in 1999 and since then different campaigns are made to the site to study its profile, hydrology, environment and to survey and documents the archaeological remains and study the flora, fauna and geology of the area of Kashmir Smast. The last complain made to the site was in 2015. This publication, which is in two volumes and is of about 800 pages, covers the different aspects of Kashmir Smast. The publication is in the press and will hopefully be available in March 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kashmir Smast and some more epigraphic evidence


Study of an important inscription of the 4th/5th century AD, which is a copper plate inscription and a donation made to the goddess Bhīmā Devī is in progress. The inscriptions contains some important information about the cult of Bhīmā Devī, a Hindu goddess, who was worshiped in ancient Gandhāra. It was first published in 2006, but the original object was not available to the author. Thanks to its owner, one could now better identify the preserved letters. The object needs to be preserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kashmir Smast and some more epigraphic evidence
Study of an important and a recent re-discovery of a copper plate inscription, which is a donation to the goddess Bhīmā Devī is in progress. The inscriptions contains some important information about the cult of Bhīmā Devī, a Hindu goddess, who was worshiped in ancient Gandhāra. The object was first published in 2006, the original was not available to the author. Thanks to its owner. The object, which is our National Heritage, needs to be preserved.

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