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Art Rupestre: Petroglyphs and Pictographs in Kerala: Rock Art in Kerala

Raj K. Varman (Author) Ajit Kumar (Author)

Known to French as Art Rupestre, Rock Art is a Global Phenomenon. The Enigmatic artistic creations in Rock Art are generally found as Petroglyphs and Pictographs on rock surfaces either in the open or within shelters or caves. Rock Art was first reported from the present state of Kerala as early as 1901. Today there are over 30 rock-art sites with Petroglphs and Pictographs in Kerala. The book Attempts a holistic review of Petroglyphs and Pictographs from previously known and recently noticed sites in Kerala. The book discusses 15 sites each with petroglyphs and Pictographs.


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About the author

Ajit Kumar

Dr. Ajit Kumar did his M.A. from Deccan College, Pune University, P.G. Diploma in Archaeology from School of Archeology, ASI, New Delhi and PhD from Tamil University, Thanjavur.

He started his vareer in the Archaeoliogical Survey of India. Today, he heads the Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, founded by him in 1997.

His field of interest included archaeology, art history and rock-art studies.

He has presented papers in several national and international seminars and conferences. As part of his academic work he has also visited counties like Iran, Sri Lanka and Italy.

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Title Art Rupestre: Petroglyphs and Pictographs in Kerala: Rock Art in Kerala
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.09.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183153478
length 268p.