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India and Jambu Island Showing Changes in Boundaries and River-Courses of India and Burmah from Pauranic Greek Buddhist Chinese and Western Travellers’ Accounts

1931

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As the sea was shallow at this locality the marts were mostly situated on the mouths of the rivers and those situated at the mouths of the small rivers naturally were named after the name of the river itself and I have therefore no hesitation in identifing Hippokoura with a town on the Ghod river where it had its outlet to the sea in Ptolemy's time that is at the mouth of the Ghod river at [...] The position of the old town of Belvandi or Belvandi Kothar a little to the south of Visapur appears to me to answer more to the possible location and I am inclined to prefer to this identification considering the position the similarity of the name and the antiquity of the place. [...] The Orgalic gulf as it was situated at that time near the strait between the mainland of India and Taprobane Island was the first to silt up and so must have been very shallow at that time and the water white with the admixture of the vast quantity of silladen water brought by the River Solen and this perhaps led to the name of the gulf itself as Orgalic or the town on it as Argeirou the nam [...] In Agni Parana (113) it is given that "from the Amarkantaka hills to the junction with the river Kaveri the bank of the Narmada is a sacred place." These statements enable us to fix without doubt the place of bifurcation of the river Narmada and Kaveri to the west of Amarkantaka as is to be naturally expected if the contour map of the locality is studied. [...] The following list obviously brings in the rivers of the contiguous hills as they include the names of some of the rivers in the foregoing list or that the name of the hills are mixed up.

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Preface i-vii Amarnath Das

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Introduction 1-5 unknown

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Chapter I. Taprobane Island of Ptolemy is the Peninsular Portion of India Subsequently joined to Mainland 6-34 unknown

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Chapter II. Confirmation of the Southern Coastline of India by Periplus of the Erythrean Sea 35-41 unknown

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Chapter III. Taprobane Island and Southern Coast of India as Described by other Greek Writers 42-52 unknown

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Chapter IV. Courses of Rivers Falling into the Sea on the Southern Coast of India as given by Ptolemy and Identification of Towns Lying near them Affording a Further Confirmation of the Coast Line as Traced before 53-73 unknown

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Chapter V. Reclamation of Sea between Taprobane Island and Sub-Vindhya Mainland of India and Round Taprobane with Consequent Changes in River Courses 74-103 unknown

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Chapter VI. Western Boundary of Ptolemy’s India and Rivers Falling into the Western Sea the Indus in Particular 104-124 unknown

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Chapter VII. Eastern Boundary of Ptolemy’s Intragangem India and the Rivers Falling into the Gangetikus Sinus 125-130 unknown

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Chapter VIII. The Ganges of Ptolemy 131-163 unknown

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Chapter IX. Major Changes in the Course of the Ganges 164-204 unknown

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Chapter X. Intra-Gangem India or Bharatvarsha Described in Ancient Literature; Subsequent Broad Changes 205-227 unknown

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Chapter XI. Extra-Gangem India of Ptolemy and Jambudvipa of Puranas 228-269 unknown

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Chapter XII. General Observations regarding the Changes in India and Burmah touching Briefly on Mahabharata and Ramayana areas and Flow of Aryan Colonisation 270-306 unknown

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Glossary of Local Terms used in Placenames &c. in India and Burmah 307-308 unknown

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List of Books Consulted 309-314 unknown

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Index 315-342 unknown

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350
SARF Document ID
sarf.141778

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