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Puratattva (Vol. 10: 1978-79)

Bulletin of the Indian Archaeological Society by: S.P. Gupta , K N Dikshit , K.S. Ramachandran

This, an authorised reprint of an annual bulletin of the Indian Archaeological Society, has been offering valuable informations, full with rich insights and innovative viewpoints, on the Indian archaeology that includes excavations, inscriptions, temples, mosques, iconic symbols, paintings, etc. This yearly bulletin is highly recommended for archaeologists, epigraphists, historians and research scholars besides the general readers having interest in such fields.



ISBN: 9788124602867
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 1st
Pages : vi, 135 [+10]
Bibliographic Details : 24 B/w photos
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 29 cm.
Weight: 750


Puratattva is the annual bulletin of one of the world’s most prestigious academic organization, the Indian Archaeological Society which was founded as early as 1967. From the very beginning, the Society has aimed at publishing the results of the latest archaeological discoveries made in India. Those who have contributed to the journal over the years include not only the eminent archaeologists excavating major sites, like Professors H.D. Sankalia, B.B. Lal, B.P. Sinha, Krishna Deva, A.K. Narain, G.R. Sharma, M.N. Deshpande, B.K. Thapar, S.R. Rao, B.M. Pande, J.P. Joshi, M.C. Joshi, M.S. Nagaraja Rao, A. Sundara, K.N. Dikshit, V.N. Misra, Vibha Tripathi, Rakesh Tiwari, V.S. Wakankar, Giriraj Kishore, K.V. Raman, N.C. Ghosh, K.M. Srivastava, M.A. Dhaky, V.D. Mishra, M.K. Dhavalikar, R.S. Bisht, B.R. Mani, R.C. Agarwal, S.P. Gupta, R.K. Verma, J.N. Pal, U.V. Shinde, Rakesh Tiwari, Alok Tripathi, Amarendra Nath, D.N. Tripathi, Ajith Prasad, K.S. Ramchandran, D.V. Sharma, but also young and budding scholars brimming with new ideas and equipped with new scientific techniques, exploring practically every part of the country and preparing their research works for their Doctoral and post-Doctoral degrees. Scholars from universities and research institutions like the Banaras Hindu University, Madras University, Nagarjuna University, Utkal University, Allahabad University, Patna University, Calcutta University, Mysore University, Baroda University, Kurukshetra University, Rohtak University, Lucknow University, Gorakhpur University, Deccan College, Indian Archaeological Society and the Archaeological Survey of India, the largest body of archeologists in India, to name a few, have been engaged in extensive and intensive field-work in the country. They have been regularly contributing their research-papers to this journal. The subjects covered by these scholars include Stone Age cultures, including Neolithic Culture and the Rock Art, Bronze Age Culture and the Rock Art, Bronze Age Culture of the Harappans found in the Indus and Saraswati basins, Chalcolithinc cultures found in the Deccan, Malwa, Maharashtra, Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, and Early Iron Age cultures, including the Megalithic Culture, throughout India. They also include topics like Underwater Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Art, Architecture, Conservation of Monuments, Antiquarian Laws and International Conventions. Puratattva also contains Notes and News, Book Reviews and dialogues between scholars on various issues. So far as many as 34 volumes have been published which provide a mine of information, without referring to which no worthwhile research-work on Indian history and archaeology is at all possible. The articles include even those presented in the Annual Conferences of the Society. This is precisely the reason the Puratattva is consulted throughout the world to gather details on the progress of Indian archaeology and insights on Indian history and culture. It is indeed of permanent value for all scholars and all libraries in India and abroad.


Sringaverpura : A Key-site for the Protohistory and early History of the Central Ganga Valley
— B.B. Lal & K.N. Dikshit
The Development of Eastern Bactria in Pre-Classical Times
— J.C. Gardin
Explorations along the Sahibi River in District Gurgaon
— C. Margabandhu & R.P. Sharma
Neolithic of Western Sub-Himalaya
— G.C. Mohapatra
An Archaeological Recon-naissance in Birbhum
— Dilip K. Chakrabarti, A.K. Nag & Subrata Chakrabarti
New Archaeology and the Indian Situation
— M.K. Dhavalikar
Chronology of Mathura – An Assessment
— M.C. Joshi & A.K. Sinha
Was Ayodhya A Mythical City?
— B.B. Lal
Symbiosis and Traditional Behaviour in the Subsistence Economies of the Kunchapuri Yerukulas of South India : A Predictive Model
— M.L.K Murty
Mesolithic — Megalithic Links — New thoughts for Study in India
— K.V. Soundarajan
Indo-Aryan Rulers of Ancient Western Asia and their Documents
— Jamna Das Akhtar
The Qutb Minar : Strengthening the foundations
— R. Sengupta
The Ramayana : Some Problems Re-examined
— K.D. Bajpai
Prof. Thieme’s Etymology of SKT. asi and its Bearing on the Iron-Age in India
— M.A. Mehendale
Chemistry of Deccan Chalcolithic Deposits from Daimabad and Inamgaon
— R.V. Joshi, B.C. Deotare & Smt. A.A. Kashirsagar
Prehistoric Explorations in Sikkim
— A.K. Sharma
Microliths Around Santiniketan
— D.K. Bhattacharya, Sima Chakrabarti & Dilip K. Chakrabarti
Excavation at Moradhwaj — A Note
— K.P. Nautiyal & B.M. Khanduri
Prehistory of Dadra And Nagar Haveli
— W.H. Siddiqui
On Periods and Cultures in the Swat Valley and Beyond
— G. Stacul
About the Shortughai Sequence from Mature Harappan to Late Bactrian :Bronze Age in Eastern Bactria
— N.E. Afghanistan, H.P. Frankfort
Thapli : A Painted Grey Ware Site in Garhwal
— K.P. Nautiyal, B.M. Khanduri, Vinod Nautiyal & D.L. Rajput
The Areca-Nut Object : Is it a Bead?
— Peter Francis
Terracotta Discs
— R.C. Gaur
Ivory and Bone Plaquettes — A Note
— A.K. Sinha
Studies in Ancient Building Materials : A Note on Bhitari Plaster
— R.N. Singh & K.K. Jain
Some Indeterminate Terracotta Objects — A Study
— S. Jamal Hasan
A Note on Aguncha, District Bhilwara, Rajasthan
— B.L. Nagarch & P.K. Trivedi
A Suggested Classification of Northern Black Polished Ware
— T.N. Roy
Compoundable Prosodic Signs in the Indus Script
— M.N. Gupta
Drawing in Archaeology : Suggestions
— S.S. Saar
The Black Lustrous Ware of Himachal Pradesh
— A.N. Khanna
The Problem of Ancient Indian Chronology
— P.L. Bhargava
The Harappans and the Aryans
— K.K. Thaplyal
Book Reviews

Meet the Author
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.