[INDOLOGY] Ashokan Pillars' transport

Artur Karp karp at uw.edu.pl
Fri May 19 05:32:00 UTC 2017

Dear List,

Has anyone studied - and written on - the mode of transport of Aśokan
pillars out of the quarry in Chunar, dst. Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh?

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


Artur Karp (ret.)
Chair of South Asian Studies,
University of Warsaw

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