Overview for Puraratna: Emerging Trends in Archaeology, Art Anthropology, Conservation and History (In 3 Volumes)
Puraratna: Emerging Trends in Archaeology, Art, Anthropology, Conservation and History (In Honour of Shri Jagat Pati Joshi), Former Director Genral, Archeolgical Survey of India. The contributors have in his honour tried to deal into as much as possible in the arenas rainging over historical, conservation, Anthroplogy, Archaeology, Art, History and thought Literature and Historigraphy with the hope that it will leave an imprint on the minds of its readers and adds to their knowledge in a systematic and Archaeological order so as to avoid confusion and reveals the maximum to them.
A.K. Sharan (Author)
Prof. A.K. Sharan is well known for his research on human development. A prolific writer, he has written many articles in this area and has authored more than ten outstanding books. He is a member of National Academy of Behavioural Studies.
C Margabandhu (Author)
Chedarambattu Margabandhu (b-1936) an alumni of the Madras Christian College, Tambaram took his M.A. degree in History in 1959 from the Madras University. He was awarded the Northwick and N.N. Airavatham Prizes of the Madras University and the Kellett Prize of the Madras Christian College for the best performance in B.A. (Hons.) and obtaining first rank in the University. He was awarded the Post-Graduate Diploma of the School of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India in 1962. The Nagpur University awarded Ph.D. degree in 1973 for his thesis â€œMaterial Culture of central and Western India and the Deccan from c. 300 B.C. â€“ 300 A.D.â€ In 1962, he joined the Archaeological Survey of India and ever since for the past twenty-two years, he has participated in several excavations such as at Kalibangan, Paiyampalli, Pauni, Surkotda, Bakraur (Sujata-Kuti), Mathura, Karvan, Anhilvad Patan, Fatehabad, etc., besides several field explorations. His special field of study consists of interpretation of archaeological artifacts and other excavated data belonging to the Early Historic Period with a bearing on the material culture of the times. He has contributed more than forty papers of intrinsic value to the various Journals and Seminars on archaeology, art, architecture and aspects of material culture and technology. Presently he is the Superintending Archaeologist in the Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi Circle, with headquarters at New Delhi.
R.S. Bisht (Editor)
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