<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small">Dear List,</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small">Has anyone studied - and written on - the mode of transport of Aśokan pillars out of the quarry in Chunar, dst. Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh? </div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small">The Firoz Shah Kotla Pillar (brought by Firoz from Ambala dst., Haryana) is a sandstone monolith nearly 13 m. in height, and it weighs close to 27 tons. </div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small">Regards,</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small">Artur Karp (ret.)</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small">Chair of South Asian Studies, </div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small">University of Warsaw</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small">Polska</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><br></div></div>