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Indian Research Expedition

Nature volume 134, page 176 (04 August 1934) | Download Citation

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IT is announced that an expedition, of which Dr. Quaritch Wales is field director, will leave England for India in October next for the purpose of archaeological exploration in Lower Burma and Siam. His Highness the Maharajah Gaekwar of Baroda has contributed £500 towards the expenses of the expedition, which will be known as the Gaekwar of Baroda Greater Indian Research Expedition. The work of organisation has been in the hands of a small committee of the Royal Asiatic Society, the India Society, and the School of Oriental Studies, under the chairmanship of Sir Francis Younghusband. The area which the expedition proposes to explore is one of the few districts of Further India and beyond which is still unexplored, and it may be anticipated that the expedition, under the leadership of Dr. Wales, who has already done valuable work in Siam, will yield material which will throw light on artistic and religious development in Further India and Siam and the cultural relations of these countries to the art, culture and religions of ancient India.

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