By Michael W. Meister
In Pakistan's northwest, a series of temples equipped among the 6th and the 10th centuries presents a lacking bankruptcy within the evolution of the Hindu temple in South Asia. Combining a few parts from Buddhist structure in Gandhar? with the symbolically strong curvilinear N?gara tower formulated within the early post-Gupta interval, this team stands as an self sufficient college of that pan-Indic shape, supplying new facts for its production and unique diversifications within the 4 centuries of its life. Drawing on fresh archaeology undertaken by means of the Pakistan historical past Society in addition to scholarship from the Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple structure venture, this quantity ultimately permits the Salt diversity and Indus temples to be built-in with the better South Asian culture.
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