Overview for India: An Archaeological History
An increased pace in archaeological research in recent decades has yielded a construction of the history of prehistoric and early historic India primarily in terms of archaeology. This book narrates the flow of Indiaâ€™s grassroots archaeological history from the palaeolithic beginnings to c. AD 300, when early historic India assumed its basic form. Being the only â€˜currentâ€™ introductory text on Indian archaeology, it incorporates the latest research in the field. The book reconstructs the historical development of human â€“ natural resource interaction in the subcontinent in a lucid style with maps, illustrations, and tables. Written by one of the foremost experts on Indian archaeology, this book is an essential reading for students and specialists of archaeology and early South Asian history.
Dilip K Chakrabarti (Author)
Dilip K. Chakrabarty is University lecturer in south Asian archaeology at Cambridge University. His recent publications include Archaeological Geography of the Ganga Plain: the Lower and the Middle Ganga (Delhi 2001) and The Archaeology of European Expansion in India: Gujarat, c. 16th-18th Centuries (in Press). His current field-research programmes include a historical geographical study of the upper Ganga plain and a similar study of the routes which linked the Ganga plain with the Deccan.