The vent in the Indpai or Indappe Tope, Jamui, Monghyr (Munger) District.
Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David
Medium: Photographic print
This photograph showing the brick-lined vent in the overgrown stupa at Indpai (Indapaigarh) was taken by Joseph David Beglar c.1872-73 and forms part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (Indian Museum Series). Beglar was unable, "owing to active opposition from the Raja's people", to investigate the site in detail, "but I can confidently say that a careful and thorough examination of the mounds, and especially of the great tope here, will prove a great acquisition to our present meagre knowledge of ancient Indian structures." Bengal list pp. 418-419; J.D. Beglar, Report of a tour through the Bengal Provinces...in 1872-73 (A.S.I. vol. VIII, Calcutta, 1878), pp. 120 A later survey of the stupa has shown that it is 125 feet in diameter and 35 feet tall although it originally must have been taller: it is in now in a ruinous condition .