Overview for Protecting the Cultural Heritage
The present volume, Protecting the Cultural Heritage â€“ National Legislations and International Conventions is a pioneering work. It provides for the first time a complete view of antiquarian laws of India and those in the international field as promulgated by the UNESCO and agreed by the world community. Here is a most successful attempt to bring forth all the Indian Acts and Rules regarding art and antiquities in historical sequence since 1878 providing an insight to the scholars, students, lawyers as also those dealing with antiquities and art objects. International Conventions and agreements are included in the volume to make an awareness of legal position in case of dispute in the matter of cultural heritage. The book will surely serve as a handy legal instrument to anyone who desire to protect and conserve the Cultural Heritage, which is the paramount interest of humanity today.
Sachindra Sekhar Biswas (Author)
Dr. S.S. Biswas, (b. 1938), Former Director General, National Museum, New Delhi, also Vice-Chancellor of the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (Deemed University) is presently holding the prestigious position of Chairman, UNESCO-ICOM ASIA-PACIFIC Organisation. He is an eminent Archaeologist, Art-historian and Museologist of the country. In his various capacities in Archaeological Survey of India; Director, Indian Museum; DG, National Museum; he has contributed substantially in building up many cultural institutions specially museums as also promoting the cause of museum profession in India and now in the Asia Pacific Region. He has several books and articles to his credit of original thought drawing his first hand knowledge and acquaintance with the art and archaeological artefacts. He has widely travelled throughout the world with several high power delegations and also arranged exhibitions and exchange programmes for bringing the cross-cultural identity and co-operation between different nations.