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Puratattva (Vol. 35: 2004-05)

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: 9788124607886
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 1st
Pages : xii, 259 [+42]
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Indian Archaeological Society
Size: 29 cm.
Weight: 1225


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.


Felicitations to Prof. A.K. Narain
1. Symbolic Approaches to the Study of Early Agropastoral Communities of Lower Deccan
— K. Paddayya
2. Pre-Harappan Village Settlements and Early Farming Communities in Northern South Asia (c. 9th-4th millennia BC)
— B.R. Mani
3. Harappan Environment as One Variable in the Preponderance of Phinoceros and Paucity of Horse
— J. Manuel
4. A Study of Early Harappan pottery Motifs
— Anisha Saxena
5. Early Chalcolithic Ceramic Traditions of Gujarat
— Preeti Panjwani G
6. Baror: A New Harappan Site in Ghaggar Valley — A Preliminary Report
— Urmila Sant, T.J. Baidya, N.G. Nikoshey, N.K. Sinha, S. Nayan, J.K. Tiwari and A. Arif
7. New Light on the Excavation of Harappan Settlement at Bhirrana
— L.S. Rao, Nandini B. Sahu, Prabash sahu, Samir Diwan and U.A. Shastry
8.Stylised Terracotta Animal Head with Horns from Bhirrana — Identification and Significance
— L.S. Rao
9. Dholavira’s Geometry: A Preliminary Study
–Michel Danino
10. Chronological Assessment of the Bara Culture
— K.C. Nauriyal
11. Salvaging the Vanishing Harappans in Haryana
— Tejas Garge
12. Site Catchment Analysis of the Chalcolithic Settlement of Gilund in the Banas Basin
— Debasri Dasgupta
13. Geoarchaeological Observations of Man Basin in Solapur District, Maharashtra
— Sushma G. Deo, Shivaji Kshirsagar, S.N. Rajaguru, S.S. Hampe and P.P. Joglekar
14. Iron Objects from the Iron Age-Early Historic level at Badmal
— Pradeep K. Behera and Pranab K. Chattopadhyay
15. Excavation at Kopia 2005: A Preliminary Report
— A.K. Kanungo and V.S. Shinde
16. A Stylo-Chrono Appraisal of Pitalkhora Sculptures
— Ajit Kumar
17. Reflections on the Shikharas of Kalachuri Period Temples in Eastern Madhya Pradesh
— A.K. Singh
18. Plant Remains from Excavation of Terraces of the Nile at Afyeh, Nubia and Egypt
— K.A. Chowdhury and G.M. Buth
Notes and News
Book Reviews
Index to Puratattva Nos. 24-34
Annual Report
The Indian Archaeological Society — A Brief
Balance Sheet
Office Bearers
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.