ISBN 9788121512237,Urban Centres And Urbanisation: As Reflected In The Pali Vinaya And Sutta Pitakas,

Urban Centres And Urbanisation: As Reflected In The Pali Vinaya And Sutta Pitakas,

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ISBN 9788121512237
Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788121512237

ISBN-10 8121512239
Binding

Hard Back

Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 281 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Buddhism

The Pali Vinaya and .Sutta Pitakas are the best, if not the only, textual material available on the so-called Second Urbanisation, which may correctly be called the Ganga Urbanisation. An attempt has been made in this book to collect textual as well as archaeological data on individual urban settlements mentioned in the Pali Vinaya and Sutta Pitakas. Along with this, the origin of urban society in the Ganga valley and settlement hierarchy have also been discussed. All the 173 urban settlements mentioned in the Pali Vinaya and Sutta Pitakas, have been grouped under different categories. An attempt has also been made to identify some of those settlements which have so far remained unidentified. The appendices and maps showing all the identified settlements further enhance the value of the book.
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