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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: 9788124602881
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 1st
Pages : vii, 176 [+8]
Bibliographic Details : 34 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

Recent Archaeological Activities in India
— D. Mitra
Eco-Functional Frame of Early Man-Some Factors
— K.V. Soundararajan
Archaeology in India Since Independence : Some Random Thoughts
— B.B. Lal
Upper Palaeolithic Cultures of the Mid-Son Valley
— J.N. Pal
Animal Bones from Gufkral-Evidence of Human and Non Human Activities
— A.K. Sharma
Significance of Animal Fossils in the Prehistoric Studies of the Upper Mahanadi Valley in Central India
— R.P. Pandey
The Authors of the Indus Seal Texts or the Indus Seal Motifs
— M.N. Gupta
Neo-chalcolithic remains at Rangai, Vidisha
— M.D. Khare
Recent Advances in Protohistoric Gujarat
— Suman Pandya
Copper Hoard Culture of India : A Reassessment
— Makkhan Lal
Plant Economy in Ancient Sringaverapura Phase I – c 1050-1000 bc –
— K.S. Saraswat
Stuccos in Central Asia and India : A Reapprisal
— R. Sengupta
Technical Studies of Iron Implements from the Megalithic site Tadakana-halli
— O.P. Agrawal, Harinrain & S.K. Bhatia
Herding as the Back-drop to the Growth of Agriculture in West Asia and South Asia
— S.P. Gupta & Arun Kesarwani
Typological Differences Between Indian and European Upper Palaeolithic Assemblages
— Tulika Banerjee
Prehistoric Archaeological Studies in Manipur
— M. Jitendra Singh
Nageshwar, an Industrial Centre of Chalcolithic Period
— Kuldeep K. Bhan & J.M. Kenoyer
Excavation at Zekhada
— K.N. Mohim
Excavation at Rohira
— G.B. Sharma & Menmonand Kumar
The Unearthed Copper Antennae Sword of Tamil Nadu
— N. Devasahayam
Distribution of Painted Grey Ware Sites in District Bharatpur, Rajasthan
— B.S. Negi
The Aryans — A Fresh Appraisal
— R.C. Gaur
Urbanisation of Vaisali
— Sita Ram Roy
Excavation at Taradih
— Ajit Kumar Prasad
Archaeology of Early Medieval Towns in Bengal
— Vijay Kumar Thakur
Kashmir — Where the Roots of Western Tibetan Art lie
— A.K. Singh
Exploration — Reveals a Fresh Light on the History of Kisan Bilas District Kota-Rajasthan
— S.C. Saran
Archaeology and the Problem of Regional Identity
— Y.B. Singh
Chandragupta-Kumaradevi Commemorative Medals
— Kiran Kumar Thaplyal
Identification of Soma
— Bhagwan Singh
The Antiquity of Gold-Glasses in India
— Ravindra N. Singh
Use of Orthographic Projection in Archaeological Drawing
— S.S. Saar
Parihati, Mediaeval Smelting Site in Midnapur District, West Bengal
— Dilip K. Chakrabarti & R.K. Chattopadhyay
A Note on the National Museum, Bahrain
— K.N. Dikshit
Mossbuaer Studies of Black Slipped and Northern Black Polished Wares
— S. Rai & T.N. Roy
Prehistoric Uttar Pradesh : A Rejoinder to the Review
— D.P. Agrawal & P.C. Pant
Studies in Archaeology and Palaeo-anthropology of South Asia
— S.P. Gupta
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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