jkirk at SPRO.NET
Thu Sep 9 13:08:43 UTC 2004
So far as preservation of Pala and Sena period sculptures in Bangladesh,
there is not now nor has there ever been any serious attempts at
preservation. Hundreds of prime pieces were sold out of the country, via
corrupt officials, in the seventies, and I doubt if any new, good condition
finds from the fields will meet any different fate. After all, these are
Hindu idols---why should Muslims keep them around?
> Dear members of the list,
> I am looking for information concerning (illicit) trade with manuscripts /
> cultural objects related to Afghanistan and South Asia, as well as
> information on what is being done to preserve such manuscripts and objects
> locally. I would preferably like references to Internet sites, but any
> information would be appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Lars Martin Fosse
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