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Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage

D. Dayalan (Author)

The present work is a comprehensive account of management and conservation works carried out in various types of monuments and sites in India, such as the prehistoric sites and excavated remains, the rock-cut caves, monoliths and the structural heritage. It is an authentic and formal presentation of the conservation and management efforts in the monuments and sites based on the first-hand information accrued by the author. Further, the author has made a sincere attempt to collect all the relevant information from various published and unpublished reports, inspection notes, scientific investigations from various sources and archives and has tried to incorporate the details at appropriate places in this work. The book also provides in detail the international and national initiatives for management and conservation of cultural heritage, conservation principles, causes of deterioration of cultural heritage, conservation methods, structural components and ancient building materials, heritage management, various rules and regulations, charters and conventions on heritage management and other relevant topics. Photo illustrations and drawings are provided wherever required for easy understanding. The notable charters, conventions and rules and regulations on the cultural heritage and dimension of ancient bricks are given in the appendices for ready reference. 

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About the author

D. Dayalan

Dr. D. Dayalan presently working as Deputy Superintending Archaeologist in the Archaeological Survey of India, Vadodara Circle, Vadodara, obtained his Master’s Degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Madras and Post-gradute Diploma in Archaeology from School of Archaeology, New Delhi. He stood first in M.A. received the award. He holds Doctorate degree from the Nagpur University, Narpur in 1990. Since his inception in the Archaeological Survey of India in 1984, he has actively participated in the exploration and excavations. He discovered a good number of sites through his explorations in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh and participated in several excavations of Ramapuram, Vallam, Aurovalle, Darasuram, Arikamedu, Mamallapuram, Sanchi, Satdhara, Kanaganahalli, Hampi, etc. Dr. Dayalan author of two books, Early Temples of Tamil Nadu: Their Role in socio-Economic Life (c.A.D. 550-925) and Monolithic Temples of Madhya Pradesh has contributed several research papers to leading journals on Archaeology, Epiraphy, Numismatics, Art and Architecture. He is a recognised examiner for Doctoral examination for many Universited. He has been invited in 1993 to Sweden to deliver lectures in Uppsala University. He also visited France, United Kingdom and Germany in academic ventures. In 2001 he has participated in the ACCU International Exchange Programme under the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust for the promotion of International Co-operation and studied the Management system and Conservation of various World Heritage Monuments in Japan.

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Bibliographic information

Title Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage
Author D. Dayalan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.12.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173056369
length xx + 492p., Illustrations; 22 cm x 28 cm.