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Cultural Heritage of Northeast India: Recent Perspective

Alok Tripathi (Author)

This volume is a rare collection of research articles on lesser known cultural heritage of Northeast India—both tangible and intangible. These selected articles deal with some of the important archaeological studies, ancient monuments, archaeological sites and remains, first ever underwater archaeological exploration in internal waters in India, Neolithic remains, Megalithic culture and traditions, burial practices, copper-plates and land grants, numismatics, art and architecture, early temple styles, ancient trade route, study and preservation of cannons, manuscripts, dresses, Chinese porcelain, bamboo-based domestic architecture, religious beliefs, folk deities, ethnic identity, and some early works on them, geographically covering almost entire Northeast India. Scholars have systematically traced the history of important investigations highlighting great diversity and uniqueness of cultural heritage in the region. They have also critically analyzed new data in the light of current knowledge and provide recent perspective on the Cultural Heritage of Northeast India—covering diverse areas from Stone Age discoveries, some two centuries back, to recently concluded underwater archaeological investigations. 

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About the author

Alok Tripathi

Dr. Alok Tripathi, born in 1965 at Gwalior, obtained his Masters Degree in A.I.H.C. and Archaeology and Sociology from Jiwaji University, Gwalior and Doctor of Philosophy from M.S. University of Baroda. He has participated in archaeological excavations at Karbabhat and Sorar, Sopara, Paithan, Dholavira, Rakhigarhi and Ojiyana. He is a diver and has participated in underwater excavations at Dwarka in the Arabian Sea; Transquebar and Kaveripattnam in the Bay of Bengal; Calanque de I' Ann (France); La Pointe Lequin (France); Cala Culip VI (Spain) in the Mediterranean Sea and Saint Vaast La Hougue (France) in the English Channel. He is presently heading the Underwater Archaeology Wing of the Archaeological Survey of India. He is Director of excavation of a shipwreck Princes Royal off Bangaram Island and excavation at Elephanta Island, in the Arabian Sea and excavation at Mahabalipuram in the Bay of Bengal. He has visited France, Spain, Monaco, Denmark, U.K., Hong Kong, Macau SAR China and Nepal. He is the author of 'Excavation of Princes Royal', 'Recent Excavations in Rajasthan' and editor of 'Proceedings of the International Seminar on Marine Archaeology' and 'Remote Sensing and Archaeoogy'. Besides he has published more than 50 research papers in various reputed journals and other volumes.

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Title Cultural Heritage of Northeast India: Recent Perspective
Author Alok Tripathi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.10.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789383221288
length xxii+286p., 15Col. & 155 B/W Illus., Bibliography., 29cm.