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An Atlas of the Indus Sarasvati Civilization

by: S.P. Gupta , K N Dikshit

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ISBN: 9788124612491
Year Of Publication: 2024
Edition: 1st
Pages : viii, 436
Bibliographic Details : Appendices, Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Indian Archaeological Society
Size: 35
Weight: 4500

Overview

“Kailash Nath Dikshit (b.1936) is an eminent archaeologist, author and editor of numerous works on India’s civilization, and the organizer and director of many archaeological expeditions. He did his MA in Ancient Indian History and Archaeology from Lucknow University and Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Dikshit joined ASI in 1957 and became its Joint Director General by serving in different positions from 1957 to 1994. He has travelled extensively and has been bestowed with many coveted national and international awards. He is still organizing the archaeological activities for the Indian Archaeological Society (IAS) in different parts of the country. He excavated many sites including Ujjain, Kalibangan, Bairat, Amkheri, Bargaon, Allahapur and Chiclim (Goa). Along the dried bed of Saraswati River, he investigated Nohar, Sothi and Sherpura. He also directed the project on ‘’Archaeology of Ramayana Sites’’ in collaboration with Professor B.B. Lal of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and excavated Ayodhya, Shringverpur, Bhardwaj Ashram, Pariar and Chitrakoot. He also directed excavations at Hulas. He was awarded DAAD fellowship (1965-67). He has visited museums in Berlin, Paris, London, Cambridge, Rome and Cairo. Under Cultural Exchange Programme and International Conferences, he also visited Turkey (1983) and USSR (1984), Sri Lanka (1987), Paris (1989), Luanda, Angola (1990) for the reorganization of Armed Forces Museum. As visiting fellow, he has been to Kansai University, Japan (1991) and Ulanbator (Mangolia) (1993) for providing a report on the conservation of Buddhist monasteries. After his retirement in 1994, he directed the Kampilya excavation (2000-01) with Ca Foscari University, Venice and delivered lectures at Venice and Padova (2001). He visited Canada (2007) to attend the ICOMOS Conference. He attended the International Conference on Archaeology in Islamabad, Pakistan (2012), and was in Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa (2012) to conceptualize the image of Mahatama Gandhi at Pietermaritzburg Railway Station. He visited Kenya (2017) and Ethiopia for International Conference at Kisumu. In 2019, he visited Colombo (Sri Lanka) to attend the International Conference on Archaeology, History and Heritage, and also delivered a public lecture at University of Kelaniya (Colombo). He was bestowed with following National Awards: Allahabad Museum conferred Life Time Achievement Award as the best Archaeologist 2018. M.S. University, Baroda, honoured him for his contribution to South Asian Archaeology (2012). He was awarded Dr. Vishnu Sridhar Wakankar Rashtriya Samman, Bhopal (2010-11). He was conferred Member of General Assembly, ICCR (2016-19), Central Advisory Board of Archaeology (ASI) (2014- ), Committee on National Museum Institute (2019 -22). Dikshit has to his credit more than 150 research papers, reviewed more than 60 books, edited a number of books and journals including Archaeological Perspectives of India since Independence, Neolithic-Chalcolithic Cultures of Eastern India, co-edited Megalithic Cultures of South India, and has been editing Puratattva and History Today. He was honoured with DLitt by Deccan College. “

Contents

Preface

Introduction

K.N. Dikshit

Methodology

Sudesh Nangia, Kulbhushan Mishra

Early HaÃappan Cultures: A Recent Perspective

Vasant Shinde

HaÃappan Urbanization

— S.P. Gupta

Late HaÃappan Cultures

K.N. Dikshit

Gujarat HaÃappans: An Overview

V.H. Sonawane

Maps

India

Chandigarh

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Amreli

Anand

Bharuch

Bhavnagar

Jamnagar

Junagadh

Kachchh

Kheda

Patan

Porbandar

Rajkot

Surat

Surendranagar

Haryana

Ambala

Bhiwani

Fatehabad

Gurugram

Hisar

Jhajjar

Jind

Kaithal

Karnal

Kurukshetra

Mahendragarh

Panipat

Rewari

Rohtak

Sirsa

Sonipat

Yamunanagar

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu

Punjab

Amritsar

Bhatinda

Faridkot

Fatehgarh Sahib

Firozpur

Gurudaspur

Hoshiarpur

Jalandhar

Kapurthala

Ludhiana

Mansa

Moga

Nawanshahr

Patiala

Rupnagar

Sangrur

Rajasthan

Ganganagar

Hanumangarh

Uttar Pradesh

Baghpat

Bijnor

Bulandshahr

Gautam Buddha Nagar

Ghaziabad

Meerut

Muzaffarnagar

Saharanpur

Uttarakhand

Hardwar

A List of Sites

Appendix-1: Number of Sites with Adjusted Coordinates

Appendix-2: Adjusted Coordinates for all States

Sites Index

Meet the Author
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Dr. S.P. Gupta, Ph.D., D. Litt. presently Chairman, Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi, is a specialist in field archaeology and art history who has been awarded several gold medals besides the Sir Mortimer Wheeler Prize for excellence in archaeology. He has worked and lectured in more than 30 countries of the world. He has authored a number of books including Disposal of the Dead and Physical Types in Ancient India (1971), Tourism, Museums and Monuments (1975), Archaeology of Soviet Central Asia and the Indian Borderlands -- two volumes (1978), The Roots of Indian Art (1980) -- the French edition of which was published in 1990, and Elements of Indian Art (2002). He has also edited many books and published about 50 articles in various journals and books.

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