-The excavations conducted at village Sodanga (Distt. Ujjain, M.P.) have yielded important findings which are critically analysed in the book. The first chapter of the text is a brief back drop of the historical background of the region beginning from the pre-Mauryan period onwards. It is followed by a brief note on the major aims and objectives.The evidence substantiate that the site was once a flourishing Buddhist centre for the most important findings of the Buddhist creed on a terracotta seal broken component parts of the Asokan pillar, i.e., its lotus capital and the status of the crowning animal elephant are noteworthy.