News | Published:

Indian Research Expedition

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



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.

About this article

Publication history





    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing