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Prehistory To History Omnibus of Padmashri Awardee A.K. Sharma (In 4 Volumes)


The book prehistory to history is a compolation of creative work done by sri A.k Sharma in the field of Archaeology which is allocated into four voloumes. The strong inclusion of prehistory marks its presence felt in all volumes. The predominant light has been  thrown on the various aspects of the two prehistoric sites namely Burjahom and Gufakral. The origins of human beings in Himalayan area, species and tools have also been discussed. some special comments have been made on some special Prehistoric sites-Anangpur, Mahadaha and Sarai-Nahar -Rai. Distinctive study has been done in  Prohistory of Harappa, Kalibangan, Bhagawanpur and Surkotada. Characteristic emphasis have been given the Anthropology, Megalithic cultures, Human burials, skeletons, fossils, ethno- environment etc. of various areas. Different Prehistoric sites of north-east India-Tansa valley, Bhaitabari, Sekta etc. have also been described. Besides, importance has been also  given to the various excavations being done by sri Sharma-Karkabhat, Mansar, Sirpur, Vodagaikugiri etc.

The book also described the different facets of art and aechitecture of Bazargaon Temple, Puri Temple, star-shape Temple, Mansar, Town planning, Sirpur,  Baleshwar Temple, Sirpur, Bagh caves, Mandu Architecture, Mahabodhi Temple, Bodha Gaya, University town Nalanda, City of Temples Bhuwaneshver,  Kailash Temple, Ellora, Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Sun Temple, Martand Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho etc. Not only this, a distinctive study on Buddhist Architecture has been also done. Distinctive place has also been assigned  to incomparable Prehistoric resources that have been obtained from the elaborate excavation held at Sirpur.   

The book also describes the importance of Archaeology in National Life and Conservation Policy. The fourth Volume comprises of Slave, Tughlaq and Khilji dynasty and their architecture. Malwa style and Bengal style has also been discoursed. Along with this the importance has also been given to the view and interpretation of various fields of Archaeology by Sri Sharma. Thus study of this book  fulfils and covers almost entirely every arena of archaeology and hence its title Prehistory to History is apt and does the justice to the book.  

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Title Prehistory To History Omnibus of Padmashri Awardee A.K. Sharma (In 4 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789387587632
length 896p., 103 Plates (Black And White); 93 Plates Col., Fig.77(Black And White); 28cm.