The Great Tope of Manikyala
Surya P. Mittal
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Fri May 8 07:06:08 EDT 1998
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The following books may be relevant:
1. Cunningham, Alexander, Sir, 1814-1893.
The Bhilsa topes, or, Buddhist monuments of central
India : comprising a brief historical sketch of the rise,
progress and decline of Buddhism ; with an account of the
opening and examination of the various groups of topes
around Bhilsa / Alexander Cunningham. -- New Delhi :
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1997.
xxxvi, 370 p., xxxiii leaves of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Includes inscriptions in Pali (roman)
Originally published: London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1854.
Includes reproduction of the
Includes bibliographical references.
2. Snodgrass, Adrian, 1931-
The symbolism of the stupa /
Adrian Snodgrass. - 1st Indian
ed. - Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass
Ix, 469 p. ill. ; 25 cm.
Reprint. Originally published:
Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1985.
Bibliography : p. 381-407.
$ 25.00 DK-77903
3. Vacissara Thera.
The legend of the topes = Thupavamsa / [by
Vacissara Thera] ; translated into English by Bimala Churn Law. -
Calcutta : Asiatic Society, 1993.
, 101 p.,  leaf of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. -- (Bibliotheca
Indica : a collection of oriental works ; work no. 268).
Translated from Pali.
Author statement from pref.
Originally published: 1945.
Classical work on the life of Buddha with a detailed
account of the topes of India and Ceylon, erected over the
bodily relics of Buddha with their later history.
Includes bibliographical references (11th-12th prelim.
$5.40 (pbk.) DK-85867
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Jaap Pranger wrote:
> I've not been keeping up with the literature on (buddhist)
> in Pakistan for the last fifteen years, but am still being haunted
> by an old question:
> What has become of the 'Great Tope' near the village of Manikyala,
> located to the south-east of Rawalpindi/Islamabad (33' 28",
> since it was "discovered" at the beginning of the last century?
> I think a remark of Debala Mitra (Buddhist Monuments, 1971) on
> the old finds in this stupa (coins of Kanishka and Huvishka), is
> last information I have about it.
> A reasonable state of preservation of this stupa would be one the
> main reasons for an eventual trip to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
> I guess there may be more appropriate Lists or Groups for dropping
> my question. Most lists about Buddhisme however seem to be devoted
> more to spiritual matters than just old mounds of bricks.
> For any more recent information on this stupa, references to it,
> or suggestions for other platforms to put my question,
> I will be very grateful,
> Jaap Pranger
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