Re: [INDOLOGY] Kampil/Kāmpilya

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at
Mon Jun 17 22:51:39 UTC 2019

B. C. Law:

Professor Dominik Wujastyk <>

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics <>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:

On Mon, 17 Jun 2019 at 02:33, Gaia Pintucci via INDOLOGY <
indology at> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> I would like to know more about the identification of present-day Kampil
> (Uttar Pradesh) with the town named Kāmpilya that is mentioned in the
> Mahābhārata. In particular, I am wondering to which extent such
> identification is supported by past and current scholarship and on which
> grounds, apart from the similarity of the two names.
> The relevant entry in Ghosh' *Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology* refers
> to one of Alexander Cunningham's report - this is all I could find so far.
> In case, I would be grateful for any relevant references or suggestions.
> Best wishes,
> Gaia Pintucci
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