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Potteries of South and East Asia: Through the Ages (In 3 Volumes)

D.P. Sharma (Editor)

This book "Potteries of South And East Asia through the Age's in three volume are 50th, 51. and 52nd" book, of Dr. D.P. Sharma. These volumes cover oldest handmade potteries of Mesolithic Neolithic transition to beginning of early Medievel Period. In East Asia earliest Handmade potteries begin between 21000-15000 B.C, The first volumes cover, late Mesolithic to Neolithic, Early Harappan, Mature Harappan period potteries and has 37 papers of scholar like Yan waning, M Hazarika, J.N. Pal, J.S. Nigam, P.C. Chaudhari, Shweta Deshpande, H. Sonwane, P. Tirvedi, Anish Saxena, Rita Duta, P. Wright. S.R. Rao, K.N. Dikshit, Bhagwan Singh have contributed their papers. The volume II has 26 paper on Chalcolithic & Early Iron Age period potteries. Scholars like M.D.N. Sahi, M.K. Dhavalikar, J.N. Pal, Anup Misra, P. Singh, R.C. Gaur, A.K. Mishra, Vibha Tirpathi & A.K. Dutta have contributed their papers Volume III has 22 papers on potteries of Early Historic period which begin around first millennium B.C. to early medieval. The scholar like S.C. Saran, Vibha Tripathi, M.C. Gupta, S. Sahai, H.C. Bhardwaj, Sulekha Banejrji, Ambika Patel, H. Harle, A Jha and I.K. sharma have contributed their papers. Oldest Potteries from lower Ganga Yamuna doab are from Chapanimondo, Lahuradeva, Hetapati and just are dated between 8400-5400 B.C. Harka ware at Bhirrana begin around c. 5000- 4000 B.C. The O.C.P. originated from Hakra ware around 3700-3600 B.C. at Ganeshwar and Jodhpur and continued till 1800 to 1100 B.C. at Parihar Sringverpur & Kaushambi. The painted Grey pottery from Mahabharat site is different with Grey were of Shahitump. Black & Red ware begin around 3000 B.C. and there are of different Varieties and it continued till 100 B.C. Vibha Tripathi, S.C. Saran and D.P. sharma observed N.B.P. begins around B.C. Iron with steel tip were also in use during 1000-600 B.C. Old dates of Iron in South Asia are from all Allahdino, Lothal, Ahar, and newly excavated Megalithic Site at Thelungancar in Tamil Nadu & also other site in Southern South Asia. Copper Hoard Weapon and painted Grey Ware along with Iron tools were reported from Mahabaharat sites of Kuru - Panchal - Surasena Janapada in Haryana, Western U.P. N.C.R. region of Delhi.

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D.P. Sharma

Deo Prakash Sharma is an Art Historian, Museologist and field Archaeologist participated in the excavations at Pangoraria, Mansar, Narmada Valley, Bhimbetka Chopani - Mando, Mehagarha, Koldihwa, Mahadaha, Sringaverpura and Bharadvaj Ashram. Besides, he did extensive exploration in the districts of Fatehpur, Pratapgarh and Allahabad in U.P. and in Sehor District in Madhya Pradesh. Anopther significant contribution of the author is the discovery of Menander (Posthumous) Brahmi inscription from Reh. During 1983-84 he was awarded Commonwealth scholarship and he meritoriously qualified M.A. (Archaeology) with specialization in Palaeolithic Archaeology of the world and Pre-history of South East Asia and Australia from the Institute of Archaeology, London. He participated in the excavations at Sussex under the team of Archaeologists of Institute of Archaeology, London and at Pincentvetn (France) under Prof. Gaurhan and Mark Newcomer, both world famous Rock-art specialist. In 1985 he joined as Dy. Keeper, Pre-History and Archaeology at National Museum, New Delhi. In 1993 he was promoted as Keeper Education in National Museum. At present he is the Head of the Harappan, Pre and Proto-history and Early Archaeology collection at National Museum, New Delhi. The author has published 122 papers and ten books of which a few are listed here, Early Buddhist Metal Images of South Asia; Indus script on its way to Decipherment; Harappan Seals, Sealings and Copper Tables; Harappan Art Vol. I; Harappan Terracottas; Harappan Jewellery; Pre-historic Indian and South East Asia (Press) and Harappan Archaeology (Press) and Archaeology of Lower doab.

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Title Potteries of South and East Asia: Through the Ages (In 3 Volumes)
Author D.P. Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.06.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350502440
length xliv+328p., Illustrations; 46 Pages of Plates; 29cm.