By Michael W. Meister
In Pakistan's northwest, a series of temples outfitted among the 6th and the 10th centuries offers a lacking bankruptcy within the evolution of the Hindu temple in South Asia. Combining a few components from Buddhist structure in Gandhar? with the symbolically strong curvilinear N?gara tower formulated within the early post-Gupta interval, this crew stands as an autonomous university of that pan-Indic shape, supplying new facts for its construction and unique adaptations within the 4 centuries of its lifestyles. Drawing on fresh archaeology undertaken by way of the Pakistan historical past Society in addition to scholarship from the Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple structure venture, this quantity ultimately permits the Salt variety and Indus temples to be built-in with the larger South Asian culture.
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