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Puratattva (Vol. 21: 1990-91)

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: 9788124602966
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 1st
Pages : v, 120
Bibliographic Details : 35 B/w photos
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 29 cm.
Weight: 700

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

Early Representations of Buddha and Buddhist Traditions in Ashokavadana
— M.C. Joshi
The Role of Computer in Archaeology
— Aparna Sengupta
The Legacy of Indus Civilization in North India
— K.N. Dikshit
Excavations at Karkabhat
— A.K. Sharma
Inscribed Copper Tablets from Mohenjo-daro: Some Observations
— B.M. Pande
Beginning of Iron Age in Garhwal, mid-central Himalaya: An Ecological overview
— Vinod Nautiyal, K.P. Nautiyal, B.M. Khanduri & D.L. Rajput
Ceramics and Maritime Routes of India: New Evidence
— I.K. Sarma
Identification of Setavya, the Ancient City of Kosala with Siswania and its Terracotta Art
— B.R. Mani
Role of the Individual’s Perception and Important Explanatory Modes in Archaeology
— Vijneshu Mohan
The Lady of the Beasts or The Lord of the Beasts: A Reappraisal
— P.V. Pathak
Defence System in Ancient India based on Literary and Archaeological Evidence
— V.C. Sharma
Deceipherment of Script by Soviet Scholars
— Hem Chandra Pandey
Anangpur — The Palaeolithic site near Delhi
— A.K. Sharma & S.B. Ota
Excavations at Golabai Sasan, District Puri, Orissa
— B.K. Sinha
Khaparkhera: A Submergible Chalcolithic Site
— S.B. Ota
Excavations at Ladyura, Almora, U.P.
— A.K. Sharma
Harapa Horned Deity: The Evidence from Padri in Western India
— Vasant Shinde
Identification of Pundravardhana
— Achyutanand Jha
Discovery of an early Inscription from Pitalkhora
— S.K. Mittra
Role of Temples in Medieval Orissa
— K.P. Padhy
The Northern Black Polished and Other Associated Wares from Ropar
— K.C. Nauriyal
Rock Engravings at Tabo, Distt. Lahul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
— A.K. Sinha
Report on the Chemical Analyses of the Glasses from Khairadih
— Ravindra N. Singh & A.A. Abdurajakov
Analytical Investigation of Indian Bronzes
— M. Singh
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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