Overview for Archaeology of Akbar's 'Ibadat-Khanah at Fatehpur Sikri, 1576-1582 A.D.
D.V. Sharma (Author)
D.V. Sharma was born on 2 October 1952 at Village Harevali (Delhi). He did his Post-graduation from Kurukshetra University, Post-graduate diploma in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, New Delhi, Mphil from Delhi University and PhD from Agra University. He was appointed lecturer of History in D.A.V. College, Hassangarh (Haryana) and subsequently joined the Archaeological Survey of India in 1977. He participated in many excavation projects with Prof. B.B. Lal and Shri K.N. Dixit and other archaeologists at Sringaverpur, Ayodhya, Hulas, Pariyar, Bhardwaj-Ashram, Ramapuram and other sites in India. He explored many sited including the Harappan site at Mandoli (in Delhi) for the first time. He has excavated sites such as Birchhabili-Tila at Fatehpur Sikri and Madarpur, Distt. Muradabad. Recently, he has carried out excavations at the ancient sites of Govishan at Kashipur (Uttaranchal), Hansi (Haryana) and Harappan Necropolis site at Sanauli (U.P.). Dr. Sharma is an archaeologists, conservator and museologist of international repute. He has served as Superintending Archaeologist in different Circles and Branches of ASI including Delhi and Agra Circles. He is widely traveled and has contributed books and several research papers on the subject in various Indian and international journals.