Sanghol: The Archaeology of Punjab

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Synopsis: The archaeological site of Sanghol situated 40 kilometres from Chandigarh on the National Highway to Ludhiana is exceptional in many ways. One of the very few sites extensively excavated in post-Independence Punjab, it was settled as early as the second millennium bc and has continued in occupation well into the present. The cultural deposit is rich and varied, especially in its diverse range of coins, seals and sealings, and this marks Sanghol out from other contemporary settlements. The discovery of exquisitely sculpted pillars of a stone railing carefully buried in the vicinity of a Buddhist stupa brought Sanghol into the limelight in 1985 and large-scale excavations were undertaken. Remains of Buddhist monasteries and stupas have been preserved and stand testimony to the flourishing nature of religious culture in the area. Based on unpublished data, this edited volume places the finds from Sanghol in the wider context of the archaeology of Punjab. It traces the history of archaeology in the region from the first excavation in 1830 in undivided Punjab during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1801-1839) at the Buddhist stupa at Manikyala, located north-west of Rawalpindi. Interest in the archaeology of Punjab has changed over time from a fascination for Alexander the Great and his Indian campaign in the nineteenth century, to the unchecked collection of antiquities, and to large-scale excavations at Taxila, leading finally to the establishment of museums in pre- and post-Partition Punjab to house the finds. Changes in the research agenda of archaeologists was matched by transformation of the landscape as a result of the large-scale digging of canals in the early twentieth century and widespread agricultural operations in post-Independence Punjab. Within this wider canvas, the focus of the volume, however, remains on an in-depth analysis of the archaeology of Sanghol and its significance in the history of Punjab.
Contents: Preface v Contributors ix List of Illustrations x I. Introduction 1 - Himanshu Prabha Ray II. Searching for Alexander and Buddha: A History of the 20 Exploration and Archaeology of the Early Historic Period in Punjab to 1900 - Daniel Michon III. Of Cities and Trade Networks: The Archaeology of Punjab in 46 the First Half of the Twentieth Century - Himanshu Prabha Ray IV. The Excavations at Sanghol in Context 69 - Daniel Michon V. Planning and Development of the Kushan Settlement at 106 Sanghol - C. Margabandhu VI. Defining 'Kushan' Pottery 128 - Himanshu Prabha Ray and Hema Achyuthan VII. Celestial Women in a Ring around the Buddhist Stupa: 143 The Case of Sanghol - Sandrine Gill VIII. Coins, Seals and Sealings at Sanghol 166 - Himanshu Prabha Ray IX. Sanghol: Coinage System and Trade Networks 184 - Devendra Handa X. Water Management and Archaeology of the Haryana-Punjab 198 Plains - Himanshu Prabha Ray XI. The Museum: Partition and Post-Independence Punjab 216 - Himanshu Prabha Ray References 237 Index 253

About the Author: Himanshu Prabha Ray teaches at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and her present research interests include the History of Archaeology in South and Southeast Asia and the Archaeology of Religion, while her earlier work has been on Maritime History and Archaeology of the Indian Ocean. Amongst others, her books include Colonial Archaeology in South Asia: The Legacy of Sir Mortimer Wheeler (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2007); The Archaeology of Seafaring in Ancient South Asia (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003) and edited volumes Archaeology and Text: The Temple in South Asia (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2010); Memory as History: The Legacy of Alexander in Asia, with Daniel T. Potts (Aryan Books International, New Delhi, 2007).

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Book Description Aryan, 2010. 102 col. illus, 85 b/w illus (illustrator). Contents Preface I Introduction Himanshu Prabha Ray II Searching for Alexander and Buddha A History of the Exploration and Archaeology of the Early Historic Period in Punjab to 1900 Daniel Michon III Of Cities and Trade Networks The Archaeology of Punjab in First Half of the Twentieth Century Himanshu Prabha Ray IV The Excavations at Sanghol in Context Daniel Michon V Planning and Development of the Kushan Settlement at Sanghol C Margabandhu VI Defining Kushan Pottery Himanshu Prabha Ray and Hema Achyuthan VII Celestial Women in a Ring around the Buddhist Stupa The Case of Sanghol Sandrine Gill VIII Coins Seals and Sealings at Sanghol Himanshu Prabha Ray IX Sanghol Coinage System and Trade Networks Devendra Handa X Water Management and Archaeology of the Haryana Punjab Plains Himanshu Prabha Ray XI The Museum Partition and Post Independence Punjab Himanshu Prabha Ray References Index The archaeological site of Sanghol situated 40 kilometres from Chandigarh on the National Highway to Ludhiana is exceptional in many ways One of the very few sites extensively excavated in post Independence Punjab it was settled as early as the second millennium BC and has continued in occupation well into the present The cultural deposit is rich and varied especially in its diverse range of coins seals and sealings and this marks Sanghol out from other contemporary settlements The discovery of exquisitely sculpted pillars of a stone railing carefully buried in the vicinity of a Buddhist stupa brought Sanghol into the limelight in 1985 and large scale excavations were undertaken Remains of Buddhist monasteries and stupas have been preserved and stand testimony to the flourishing nature of religious culture in the area Based on unpublished data this edited volume places the finds from Sanghol in the wider context of the archaeology of Punjab It traces the history of archaeology in the region from the first excavation in 1830 in undivided Punjab during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh 1801 1839 at the Buddhist stupa at Manikyala located north west of Rawalpindi Interest in the archaeology of Punjab has changed over time from a fascination for Alexander the Great and his Indian campaign in the nineteenth century to the unchecked collection of antiquities and to large scale excavations at Taxila leading finally to the establishment of museums in pre and post Partition Punjab to house the finds Changes in the research agenda of archaeologists was matched by transformation of the landscape as a result of the large scale digging of canals in the early twentieth century and widespread agricultural operations in post Independence Punjab Within this wider canvas the focus of the volume however remains on an in depth analysis of the archaeology of Sanghol and its significance in the history of Punjab jacket 260 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 85245

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