I came across this excellent historical study of Vesali by Yogendra Mishra. I’m annotating DN 16, so looking into the background of events.
This book uses the Puranas to trace the lineage and kings of Vesali. He uses a well informed approach, neither overly-skeptical, nor overly-credulous reliance on his sources.
Flipbook is so hard to read.
Yes, it’s typical of an Indian Govt site, massive overengineering when all they needed to do was put a link to download a PDF. I looked for a way to get the PDF out of the application but couldn’t find one.
I found it on Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.100305