Overview for Early Man of The Indian Rockshelter
Early Man of the Indian Rock-shelters is an attempt to search for the antiquity of Indian rockshelter paintings. This attempt is based on the global scientific researches which reveal the essential unity of Pre-historic Stone Age Culture throughout the old World. The book discusses the pre-historic human migrations and their relationship with the rock art. Based on the palaeontological facts, the present study establishes the period of some of the Indian rockshelter paintings few millennium older than what they are generally being thought to be.
S K Tiwari (Author)
Dr. Shiv Kumar Tiwari (1941) took his B.A. (1962) and M.A. (1964) degrees in First Division. He is the first Ph.D. recipient in Geography from Jabalpur University and the first Indian geographer to successfully complete a doctorate research in Biogeography. He has worked in Government Post-Graduate Colleges of Madhya Pradesh since 1964 as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor. He now holds the post of Head of the Department of Tribal Studies in Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur. Dr. Tiwari has so far authored more than a dozen books in diverse academic fields. His books "Readings in Indian Zoogeography" "Zoogeography of India and South East Asia" and "Zoogeography of Indian Amphibians" are widely recognized works in the field of Zoogeography. He has four times been assigned to write books for collegiate education by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. "The Rajgond" his fifth book in this field, was also published by Agam Kal Prakasan (1992). Dr. Tiwari has written many research papers, general articles and monographs. He has so far directed six research Projects funded by UGC, ICSSR and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. His works have been acknowledged by National and International Research Institutes like RMRC (Indian Council of Medical Research, AIU (Association of Indian Universities), Smithsonian Institute of Woodrow Wilson Centre, USA and University College, London, UK.
S.P. Awasthi (Author)
S.P. Awasthi (b. 1953) Took a Post-Graduate degree in Geography, Doctoral Research in Palaeographical Aspects of Rockshelter Paintings (1998), completed a two year research projects funded by UGC (2007) requiring extensive survey of rockshelters in lower Son Valley. Continues to serve as a Principal of K.B. Art and Commerce College, Bhitoni (Jabalpur) since 1989.