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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 2, p. 319.

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Cunningham's Archaeological Survey Reports are a mine of confused and
not always very accurate information. V. A. Smith's Index to the series
gives the necessary references. The most important volumes for Mediaeval
History are vols. i, ii, iii, vi, vii, ix, x, xi, xvii, and xxi. The
centenary volume of the Bengal Asiatic Society's Journal gives a resume of
numerous inscriptions; and Duffs Chronology, of India supplies references to
the most important special articles in the Epigraphia Indica, the Indian
Antiquary, and the Journals of the Asiatic Societies in Bengal, Bombay,
London, Vienna, &c. It also gives useful dynastic tables. For Numismatics
see Cunningham's Coins of Mediaeval India, and the references in Rapson's
Indian Coins (Grundriss der Indo-Arischen Philologie). There are
special works on the following countries: Gnfsardt: Forbes's Rds Mald
and the Bombay Gazetteer ' History of Gujarat,' vol. i, pt. i. Also Biihler,
Ueber das Leben des Jaina-bIAnches Heminachandra. Kashmir and the
Surrounding States: Stein's admirable edition and translation of the
Rdjatarangijni, and his Zur Geschichte der Sahi von Kabul. Eiunmaun:
Atkinson in the NW. P. Gazetteer, vol. xi, pt. ii. Nepal: W'right's History
of Nepal Bhagwan Lil Indraji's and Biihler's 'Inscriptions from Nepal,'
and Bendall's ' History of Nepal' in the Journal of the Asiatic Society
of Bengal, 1903. Also S. Ldvi, Nepdl. Ondh: Benett's Introduction to
the Oudh Gazetteer. Prof. Kielhorn has given a list of some 70o inscrip-
tions from Northern India but they are not all of this period) in Epigraphica
Indica, vol. v, Appendix. The chief works on the history of caste are:
Nesfield, Caste System of the North- Western Provinces and Oudh ; Ibbetson,
Outlines of Punjdb Ethnography; and Gait's Bengal Census Report, Io90
(pt. i, vol. vi). For the origins of the Rijputs, besides the Gujarat
Gazetteer and Ibbetson's work quoted above, see Elliott's Races of the
North- Western Provinces, Crooke's Tribes and Castes of the NWV. P., and the
Rdjputdn, a Gazetteer. Also Dr. Hoernle's articles on ' Some Problems of
Ancient Indian History' in J. R. A. S. for I903, p. 545; for I904, p. 639;
and 1go5, p. I-a most valuable and suggestive, but not final, contribution
to the subject. Tod's classic work on Rajasthan is based on late authorities,
and contains little of value for the period preceding A.D. 1200. Barth's
Religions of India is an excellent manual of Neo-Hinduism. Hopkins's
Religions of India, admirable for the Vedic period and the Epics, is wanting
in actuality when the author deals with Hinduism. For traces of Buddhism
after A.D. I200, see J. A. S. B., vol. lxiv, i895, pp. 55-68. The chief
Muhammadan authorities which bear on the period are Alberfini's India
(translated by Sachau), Elliott's History of India, vols. i and ii, Briggs'
.erishta, and Dow's History of Hindustdn, vol. i. A few facts may be
picked up from Reinand's Relation des voyages, LCc., and his Fragments arabes
et persans relatifs d fInde. Lassen's Encyclopaedia, Indische Altertums-
kunde, vol. iii, contains all that was known of the subject in the middle of the
nineteenth century, and a chapter in Mr. V. A. Smith's recent work, The Early
history of India, gives a summary of our present knowledge. I would.
also draw attention to Dr. Hoernle's articles in the j. i'. A. S. for 9go3,

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