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Dr Robert Harding

Dr Robert Harding

Affiliated Researcher in Indian Languages and Cultures


Robert Harding studied history and archaeology at Melbourne University and ancient Indian religion and history at SOAS. His Ph.D. was based on fieldwork done at the site of Rajgir in the Indian state of Bihar. Currently he is working in Kerala and southern Tamil Nadu on Roman and Arabian trade contacts. He is also engaged in writing about Chinese pilgrimage texts of the first millennium CE. 

Subject groups/Research projects

Indian Studies:

Key Publications

"Cunningham, Marshall and the Monks: an Early Historic City as Buddhist Landscape", in Sudeshna Guha ed. The Marshall Albums: Photography and Archaeology. Alkazi Foundation. 2010.

"The Buddhist Landscapes of Rajgir", in Archaeology International, Vol. 7. 2005.

Rev of K. Padayya ed: Recent Studies in Indian Archaeology (New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 2002), in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Vol. 68. 2005.

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