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The Footsteps of VishnuA Historical Introduction to Hinduism$
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Ariel Glucklich

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314052

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001

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 A City Where the Rivers Meet

 A City Where the Rivers Meet

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(p.43) 3 A City Where the Rivers Meet
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The Footsteps of Vishnu
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Ariel Glucklich (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0004

This chapter looks at the archeological work performed by G. R. Sharma in Kaushambi. The economic, cultural, and political importance of that city, situated near the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, is featured. The period of the Mauryan Empire (third century BCE), attested by Ashoka's edict, is central to the discussion.

Keywords:   Allahabad, Ashoka, G. R. Sharma, Kaushambi, Rock edict, Sangam, Udayana

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