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Treasure of World Heritage in India

Atiq R. Siddiqui (Author)

Treasure of World Heritage in India is a book composed with the intention to promote and propagate the cultural heritage of this country. The book is a humble effort to explain the structure of cultural properties that have been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage, with its architectural beauty & constructional sources, so that a clear and correct position could be ascertained to the readers.

There are about six main chapters in this book, in which the Story of Man, Birth of Civilization, various religions and their impact in the formation of Indian Society, Culture & Architecture has been discussed. The forth and fifth chapters are most important where all such cultural and natural properties have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list or expected to be inscribed. The sixth chapter, as usual is the conclusion of the book.

The book has complete and detailed information about the World Heritage Properties from 1983 to 2018 with amazing illustrations and authentic text.

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About the author

Atiq R. Siddiqui

Atiq R. Siddiqui, Superintending Archaeologist in Agra Circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is a well known scholar in the field of archaeology, museum, medieval history and Islamic art & architecture for the past three decades.

He started his career as Curator in Red Fort Museum in 1976. Later, he joined the National Museum as the Head of Arms & Armour for five years. Again he joined ASI in 1994 and set up some of the site Museums of coins, paintings, manuscripts, historical weapons and other art objects at various places in the country. Due to his expertise in the field of archaeology and museums, he was deputed to Russia, Germany, France and Czechoslovakia by the Government of India for organizing the exhibitions on Indo-Islamic Art & Architecture.

He is a graduate from Aligarh Muslim University. Due to his outstanding result, he was awarded with National Merit Scholarship and UGC fellowship. He secured the degree of M.A. from University of Delhi and Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University and is well versed with the classical languages like Arabic, Persian., Turkish, Pashtu and Urdu; as a result he deciphered a good number of inscriptions and calligraphic specimens available on monument, art object, antiquities and manuscripts.

The author has three books and more than hundred articles and papers published in the leading magazines and journals of India and abroad to his credit. He is also known with the pen name of Atiq Anwar Siddiqui as he created hundreads of radio/TV talks, dramas, features, short story and poetry.

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Bibliographic information

Title Treasure of World Heritage in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.08.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789383221196
length xxviii+336p., 62 Col and 70 Black and White Illus; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.