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Puratattva (Vol. 34: 2003-04)

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: 9788124603260
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 1st
Pages : x, 202 [+16]
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 29 cm.
Weight: 950


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.


Human Baby Skull Fossil Within the Middle Pleistocene Ferricrete
— P. Rajendran, M.P. Chougaonkar and C.S.P. Iyer
The Neolithic Cultures of Northern India: An Ethno-Archaeological Study
— Manoj Kumar
The Rigvedic Flora and Fauna: What Light Do These Throw on The ‘Aryan Invasion’ Debate?
— B.B. Lal
Unearthing Harappan Settlement at Bhirrana (2003-04)
— L.S. Rao, N.B. Sahu, Prakash Sahu, U.A. Shastry and Samir Diwan
Dispersal of Settlements in Haryana from Early Harappan to Late Harappan periods
— Man Mohan Kumar
Tarkhanewala Dera Chak 86 (2003-04)
— P.K. Trivedi and J.K. Patnaik
Sanauli: A Late Harappan Burial Site in the Tamuna-Hindon Doab
— D.V. Sharma, K.C. Nauriyal, V.N. Prabhakar and Vishnukant
Excavation at Juni Kuran 2003-04: A Preliminary Report
— Shubhra Pramanik
Important Discoveries of Prehistoric Rock Paintings, Ancient Inscriptions and Stone Age Tools in Southern Bihar and Adjoining Jharkhand
— A.K. Prasad
Iron Objects from Hathab
— R.N. Kumaran, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi and Vilas D. Jadhav
Tank Irrigation System of the Megalithic Builders in South India – A Reassessment
— K.N. Dikshit
Excavation at Siswania (District Basti, U.P.): 1995-1997
— B.R. Mani
Excavation at Kopia: A Preliminary Report
— A.K. Kanungo and V.N. Misra
A Preliminary Report on the Early Historic Site at Shirwal in Satara District, Maharashtra
— P.P. Joglekar, Sushma G. Deo, S.N. Rajaguru, Riza Abbas and Savita N. Ghate
Traditional Knowledge System & Architecture of Uttaranchal
— D.P. Agarwal, Pankaj Goyal and Neer Prabha Negi
Wood based Rural Domestic Architecture of Himachal Pradesh
— O.C. Handa
Typology of Wooden Temples of Uttaranchal
— Madhu Jain
The Archaeology of Banasur Fort, Lohaghat
— J.S. Kharakwal, D.P. Agrawal and Diwa Bhatt
Notes and News
Book Reviews
Annual Report
Balance Sheet
Board of management

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.