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Historical Geography of Vaigai River Valley

K Rajan (Author) P Balamurugan (Author)

The present book Historical Geography of Vaigai River Valley seeks to update our knowledge based on the findings obtained from the intensive explorations carried out by the authors and excavations conducted in the study area particularly at Alagankulam and Kiladi to understand the processes of cultural transformation from Middle Palaeolithic to Historical period through mutually supportive works and interpretative techniques. The archaeological, epigraphical, literary and numismatic data are analysed and synthesized within a given political, social, economic and religious context to give a cohesive picture on the historical settings of the micro region. The micro level maps provide a good amount of knowledge on the emergence and re-emergence of settlements. The carefully prepared illustrations are self-explanatory and educative. The book provides a kaleidoscopic view on the nature of cultural processes that undergone in the long span of human life. 

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About the author

K Rajan

K.Rajan, Professor and Head, Department of History, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry is graduated from University of Madras and holds Post Graduate Diploma from Institute of Archaeology and Ph.D from Mysore University. During his tenure as a Technical Officer in National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, He actively participated both in Marine Archaeological Explorations and in land excavations at Dwarka, Poompuhar, Ramapuram, Periyapattinam, Kodumanal, Mayiladumparai and Thandikudi. He discovered more than thousand archaeological sites in Tamil Nadu. He has completed more than fifteen research projects funded by UGC, INSA, ICHR, CIIL and Ford Foundation. He is the Visiting Fellow of the Cambridge University, University College London, Gakushuin University, Tokyo and Maison des Sciences de L’ Homme and Sorbonne University, Paris. He has eight books and more than sixty research papers to his credit.

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Title Historical Geography of Vaigai River Valley
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.10.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789383221295
length xvii+230p., 14 Maps, 56 B/W Illus., Bibliography, Index., 29cm.