Gandharan Studies is a new journal from Pakistan. The editor, Nasim Khan (who will be familiar to readers for his work on the important site of Kashmir Smast), has kindly provided me with a copy of the first volume which includes a number of articles of interest to Kushan studies. The volume is printed fairly well, images are clear with some in color. The new journals remit is a breath of fresh air, as it moves away from the overlapping remits of Journal of Inner Asian Art, Bulletin of the Asia Institute, and East & West, providing a focus more towards the sub-continent than to central Asia - though of course all share a strong interest in the Gandharan art tradition. Over-all the standard of the articles is very good, particularly note-worthy is Gul Rahim Khan's article on the coins of Taxila museum. This article is the first of a series which will ultimately result in a full publication of this important set of coins from a excavated site.
|Contents Page||Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society||Women in Ancient India||The Date of Kanishka||Kushan Coinage|