[INDOLOGY] descriptions of fortified towns in the epics

Martin Straube straubem at staff.uni-marburg.de
Fri Mar 18 08:57:06 UTC 2022

Dear Herman,

D. Schlingloff, Fortified Cities of Ancient India, London 2014  
(English translation of "Die altindische Stadt", Mainz 1969) is  
certainly worth trying.

With best wishes

Zitat von "Tieken, H.J.H. (Herman) via INDOLOGY"  
<indology at list.indology.info>:

> Dear List members,
> In an article I am writing I want to refer to descriptions of  
> fortified towns in the epics. The only publication specifically  
> dealing with such descriptions that I know of and have at home is  
> J.K. de Cock, Eene oudindsiche stad volgens het epos (Groningen  
> 1899). .I do not think that a reference to this book is useful in an  
> English publication. Are there other books or articles about  
> descriptions (not archaeological finds) of fortified towns in the  
> epics (Shonaleeka Kaul deals mainly with Kāvya)?
> With kind regards, Herman

Martin Straube
Research Fellow in Pali Lexicography
Pali Text Society
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Indologie und Tibetologie
Deutschhausstrasse 12
35032 Marburg

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