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The Origin and Growth of Indian Cities
townsSites of great cities a mine a trading post
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according Agni Agni Purana allocation ancient India ancient towns architecture Arthasastra Aryan Ayodhya Brahmanda Brahmans breadth called capital cardinal directions caste centre chapter civic architect constructed cubits cubits wide dandas deities Devi Purana dhanus divine edifices Dvaravati east to west eight elephants erected fortifications forts four cardinal gardens gates gopuras ground growth Hence Hindu important Indian cities Indian towns Indo-Aryan Indo-Aryan town Jeypore Kautilya king laid lanes large number located Manasara master-builder Matsya Purana Mayamata Mayamuni Megasthenes moats modern muhallas Nandyavarta natural parapets Pataliputra planted principal quarters ramparts rectangular river roads royal palace rule scheme shape shrine side Silpa Sastras Silparatna Sister Nivedita situated Southern space square Sthapati storeys streets running Sudras Sukracharyya surrounding Swastika tanks Taxila temple tion towers traffic trees Vaisyas Vastu Vedic Vide village Vishnu vithi walls and ditches wards width