The present volume fulfils a long-felt need in South Asian studies by initiating a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of history and archaeology of the region. The volume explores possibilities and endorses the active involvement of various disciplines. It is hoped that this will lead to increased inputs in the study and practice of archaeology.
The volume is a selective collection of the revised and enlarged versions of the papers presented in a National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in the Study of History & Archaeology,” organized by the Department of History, Pondicherry University. In addition to these, some more papers contributed by distinguished scholars exclusively for this volume are also included. The present volume contains 33 papers contributed by distinguished archaeologists and historians, from all parts of the country. The theme of the papers range from prehistoric archaeology to modern history, dealing with a variety of topics of Indian history, archaeology, epigraphy, environmental studies, oral history, historical records, local history, theoretical perspectives in archaeology, history, folklore and so on.
In view of its multi-disciplinary nature, this book will be useful to students and researchers interested in these areas.
•A. Arul Jothi •A. Gurumurti • A. Sundara
•Aravind Kumar •B. Krishna Murthy
•B. Ramachandra Reddy •Bansi Lal Malla
•Bithin Thakur •C. Somasundara Rao
•D. Dayalan •Divya Sandesh •E. Sobhan Babu •G. Chandhrika •G.L. Badam
•K.A. Mani Kumar •Kirankranth Choudary
•Lalita Ramadurai •M. Amritalingam
•M.L.K. Murti •P. Sumabala
•P. Vijaya Prakash •P.C. Venkata Subbaiah
•P.S. Kanaka Durga •R. Ezhil Raman
•R. Nagaswamy •R. Natarajan •S. Babu
•S. Manikandan •S. Muralimohan
•S. Nagaraju •S. Vasanthi
•S.M. Nagabhushana •Shanti Pappu
•V. Selva Kumar •Y.A. Sudhakara Reddy