Urban Centres And Urbanisation: As Reflected In The Pali Vinaya And Sutta Pitakas, (Pb)
Good as far as collection of data is concerned. As for analysis, it's poor. His naive acceptance of Bakker's hypothesis that Ayodhya was a mythical city and of Bechert's 'modern' dating of the Buddha, which is almost a century later than the 'traditionally' accepted date, are in keeping with the JNU and DU scholarship, that is, lack of command over data, incapacity for alternative thinking, absence of originality, and a result of all these, the inherent fear of challenging Western scholarship.
The three stars are in fact 2.5 stars.