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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.

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ISBN: 9788124602874
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 1st
Pages : viii, 175 [+16]
Bibliographic Details : 45 B/w photos
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 29 cm.
Weight: 900

Overview

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.

Contents

The Banganga – Beas Palaeolithic Industry : A Look – Back
— B.B. Lal
Further Light on Lower Palaeolithic Occupation and Palaeoenvironment in Semi-arid Zone of Rajasthan
— V.N. Misra, S.N. Rajaguru, R.J. Wasson, G. Singh & D.P. Agrawal
Excavations of Gufkral
— A.K. Sharma
Pariar – An Eastern Outpost of the Painted Grey Ware
— B.B. Lal & K.N. Dikshit
The Pre-Harappans in Punjab
— Y.D. Sharma
Lithic Industries of Bankura
— Dilip K. Chakrabarti, D.K. Bhattacharya & R.K. Chattopadhyay
Some Aspects of Megalithic Culture of India
— H. Sarkar
A Study of Place Names and Protohistoric Cultures in Andhra-Karnataka
— I.K. Sarma
Protohistoric Indian Metal Tools for Tillage – A Note
— K.V. Soundara Rajan
Some New Finds in Fatehpur District Uttar Pradesh
— D.P. Sharma
Writing Indian Art History : A Search for Valid Approach
— S.P. Gupta
A Unique Patravahaka Yaksha Image from Ahichchhatra
— Shashi Asthana
Some Literary References to Chinese Pottery in India
— K.K. Mohammed
Composite Images of Lakshmi and Vishnu : Some Observations
— M.C. Joshi
Door-Jamb at Kayavarohana : A Reappraisal
— P.K. Trivedi
Are the Defences of Kausambi Really as old as 1025 BC?
— B.B. Lal
The Use of Arch in the Kushan Palace at Kausambi
— K.V. Soundara Rajan
Is the Early Pottery from Kausambi Harappan?
— K.N. Dikshit
Ayodhya : Mythical and Real
— M.C. Joshi
Prehistoric Investigation in the Gambheeram Valley : Visakhapatnam Coast
— P. Vijaya Prakash
Lalapur : An Acheulian Site in District Banda – U.P.
— J.N. Pandey
The Alleged Upper Palaeolithic Bone Mother Goddess from Belan
— S.P. Gupta
Indus Sealing from Hulas
— Iravatham Mahadevan
Dangwada (Ujjain) — A Chaleolithic Site
— M.D. Khare
The Ganeshwar Culture — An Appraisal
— K.N. Dikshit & A.K. Sinha
Pre-Harappan Pottery from District Saharanpur, U.P.
— Shankar Nath
Khatoli — A Protohistoric Site in Haryana
— R.P. Sharma
Harappan Furnaces
— D.V. Sharma
A New Tool-type of the ‘Copper Hoards’
— S.P. Gupta
A Unique Terracotta Figurine from the Jorwe Levels of Daimabad
— S.A. Sali
Maltese Cross on Proto-historic Pottery
— Madhu Bala
The Distribution and Types of Beads in the Gangetic Valley
— S. Jamal Hasan
The Indus Valley Civilization — An Aryan Culture?
— P.B. Bhattacharya
New Evidence from Kolhua Pillar
— Kalyan Priya Gupta
A Burnt Brick Structure at Hulas
— V.C. Sharma
Rotary Quern Mining Industry at Kakachia, District Panchmahals, Gujarat
— V.H. Sonawane
Newly Discovered Gupta Sculptures from Madhya Pradesh
— C.B. Trivedi
The Historical Urbanization — A Suggestive Date
— A.K. Sinha
On Tughluq Architecture of Gujarat
— W.H. Siddiqui
A Note on the Treatment of an Excavated Iron Object
— O.P. Agrawal & V.C. Sharma
Environmental Protection for Taj Mahal, Agra and other Monuments
— B.N. Tandon
The Archaeo-logical Material from West Bengal in the Zoological Survey of India
— S. Banerjee
Slip on Pottery — A Case Study
— D.K. Malik
Book Reviews

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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