Talk:Grand Trunk Road

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Deletion?[edit]

A recent edit had the summary "removed unlikely claims and improbable map". The unlikely claims were listing Dakha and Chittagong among the cities on the road. I have restored Chittagong since several other sources [1], [2] and WP say the road does go there. Others have Suragoan as the eastern terminus, though.

It seems worth asking for additional opinions. Pashley (talk) 11:41, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

User:Sminthopsis84 has deleted Chittagong again & for all I know, he or she may be right. I'm not about to edit war here, but I'd like to see a definitive citation. Pashley (talk) 13:00, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia is (was) definitely spurious, and the other two sources that you found would be, I think, based on wikipedia. I've just accessed the article Singh, Raghubir and Arden, Harvey (1990) Searching for India: Along the Grand Trunk Road National Geographic Magazine, May 1990, Vol. 177, Issue 5, p.118+ Which gives the eastern-most point as Calcutta, though historically, around 300 BC the eastern part was in Bihar, Pataliputra, and in the 16th century Sher Shah built an extension to Sonargaon, which is near Dhaka, not near Chittagong. There is, unfortunately, a major problem with spurious maps being added to commons.wikimedia.org, and the map that I removed from this page is, I am convinced, one of those vandalism efforts. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 13:05, 12 April 2016 (UTC)