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New Publication on CrossAsia-eBooks
CrossAsia-eBooks, the Open Access publication platform for Asian studies, is pleased to announce a new publication: In Māndhātr̥durga - A Preliminary Catalogue of the Historic Monuments at Oṃkāreśvar-Māndhātā the Indologist Jürgen Neuß offers for the first time a comprehensive survey of the extant historic remains at Oṃkāreśvar-Māndhātā, the most important place of pilgrimage in the Narmadā valley. Although the place has been known as an archaeological site since the middle of the nineteenth century, it has till date been overlooked that the remains are much more extensive and coherent than the rarely published archaeological notes, that deal with only a few monuments, suggest. This book provides a long overdue survey of the whole area which in essence represents a conglomeration of three historic settlements. At the center lies a thoroughly structured fortification, Māndhātr̥durga, which represents the only preserved fortified city of the Paramāras of Dhāra in the Narmadā valley presently known to us. The book can be read and downloaded as a whole or in individual chapters on the CrossAsia-eBooks website. In addition it can also be purchased as a hard cover edition at local bookstores or Amazon.de. If you are interested in publishing your work with CrossAsia-eBooks, please find here further information. CrossAsia-eBooks is a service of Heidelberg University Library and the South Asia Institute in cooperation with the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and its Specialised Information Service Programme (FID).
05 Sep 2017