Buddhist Remains of Ujjain Region: Excavations at Sodanga
Ali, Rahman; Trivedi, Ashok & Solanki, Dhirendra
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Book ID : 24077
ISBN-10 : 81-88934-15-1 / 8188934151
ISBN-13 : 978-81-88934-15-7 / 9788188934157
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Language : English
122p., Maps., Photos., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Historical background. 2. Strata and structure. 3. Pottery. 4. Terracotta objects. 5. Ornaments. 6. Miscellaneous art objects.
The excavations conducted at village Sodanga (Distt. Ujjain, M.P.) have yielded important findings which are critically anlaysed in the book. The first chapter of the text is a brief back-drop of the historical background of the region beginning from the pre-Mauryan period onwards. It is followed by a brief note on the major aims and objectives. Chapter second focusses light upon the strata and structures revealed by the excavations. Chapter third is the comprehensive study of varied types of potteries among which the finding of N.B.P. (Northern Black Polished Ware) of different shades, Coarse Black Ware, Lustrous Red-slipped Ware, Roman sprinklers and the sherds engraved with the names of its owners etc. Chapter fourth deals with the findings of the terracotta objects in detail. Chapter fifth is devoted to deal with the ornaments made of the metals and other objected discovered from the site. The evidence substantiate that the site was once a flourishing Buddhist centre for the most important findings of the Buddhist creed on a terracotta seal, broken component parts of the Asokan Pillar, i.e., its lotus capital and the statue of the crowning animal elephant are noteworthy. Thus, this Buddhist site enlightened us that, once it might have played important role in the history and culture of Ujjain region and India as a whole.