As good libraries of standard works of reference are scarcely to be found anywhere in India out of the presidency towns, I have invariably given in full the very words of my authorities, both ancient and modern. And if I have occasion to mention any historical character - though he may have achieved some what more than a mere local reputation - I still narrate succinctly all the mate rial facts of his life rather than take them for granted as already known. Thus, before quoting the Chinese Pilgrims, I explain under what circumstances they wrote and when describing the Mathura Observatory, I introduce an account of the famous royal astronomer by whom it was constructed. Hence my pages are not unfrequently overcrowded with names and dates which must give them rather a repellent appearance but I shall be compensated for this reproach if residents on the spot find in them an answer to all enquiries, without occasion to consult other authorities, which, though possibly far from obscure, may still under the circumstances be difficult to obtain.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - F. S. Growse
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780365520153
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
Page Count - 542